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    Default Pittsburgh to Vegas and back, two weeks.

    My wife and I will be taking two weeks and driving from Pittsburgh to Vegas and back and would like to share our trip with everyone. We started a Google Map of the trip and will update it along the way. You can see the start of it HERE.We hope you enjoy it. We leave June 29th.

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    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

    Default Good Luck!

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    We wish you well and look forward to hearing more about your trip.

    One note, please give us updates on the forum, and don't just expect people to visit your site.


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    Have a wonderful trip you two! Can't wait to see all of the updates! Stay safe and talk to you soon!

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    Thanks, the day is finally here. We both had a hard time sleeping last night. Too many thoughts in our heads. Kim worked half a day today so we should be on the road about 2:00pm. The truck is packed and filled up with gas at $2.99 a gallon. Not much going on today, just driving. The weather looks good going out so we should have a good long drive.

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    Default Cool!

    Have a great trip. Look forward to reading your updates on this thread as your journey progresses!

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    Default Davenport Iowa - June 29th

    We finally got to Davenport Iowa. We left home at 2:45pm and got to our hotel at 1:30am. It took almost 11 hours to get here. The only trouble we had was in Ohio. There was a accident so they had us getting off 80 and taking a detour. It took us 45 minutes to get back on 80. Other than that is was just a long day of driving. No sights to see. Tomorrow is another long day of driving then the fun begins. We filled up with gas twice. It was $2.99 in Ohio and $2.98 in Illinois.

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    Have to love the price of gas. You will be a pauper when you get back home buddy!

    Loving the updates. Keep in touch!

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    Default Brush Colorado

    We left the hotel in Davenport and had to find a Best Buy. Our digital camera stopped working yesterday so we had to buy a new one. We finally got on 80 at 11:00am. There wasn't much to see again today. Just a very long drive. We got gas for $2.99, and $3.29 today. We stopped a hour for supper then a half hour to see the first Pony Express Station in Gothenburg Nebraska. It was built on the Oregon Trail and donated and moved to Gothenburg and restored. That was the only sightseeing today. We drove to Brush Colorado and got a hotel at 11:15pm. It was a very long day. Tomorrow the sightseeing really begins.

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    Cant wait to see some pictures. Hope you guys are having a blast.

    Miss ya and can't wait to hear all about it when you get home.

    Next stop is Vegas?

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    Default Frutia Colorado July 1

    We left the hotel in Brush about 7:00am and drove to the Pikes Peak Cog Railway in Manitou Colorado. We had reservations for the 10:40 train. If you know when you are going, it would be a good idea to make reservations. The trip up to Pikes Peak takes about one hour and fifteen minutes. There are a lot of very nice sights to see on the way up. The seats face each other and we were in the seats with our backs facing up the hill. It was a little tough taking pictures facing that way so if you go, make sure you tell them you want to sit facing up the hill. It was in the low 90's at the bottom of the hill and when we got to the top it was only 45. We had long sleeve shirts with us so we were ok. You are only up at the top for half an hour or so. There are no bathrooms on the train and you are not allowed to eat on it. We bought a box lunch they sold at the bottom to eat at the top and that was a mistake. Make sure you eat before you get on the train. There is not enough time at the top to eat, shop and take pictures. When you get to the top everyone runs to the bathroom then does some shopping. It gets pretty crowded inside. By the time you eat, there isn't much time for pictures. The view from the top is awsome. Well worth the trip up. It was $32 a person at this time of year. We both did get altitude sickness though. We never though it would bother us but we were pretty bad. I though for sure I was going to pass out. The more I tried to breathe in, the dizzier (is that a word?) I got. They tell everyone to drink water to help it so we did and we got better before going back down. The whole trip was about three hours. We had a great time.

    We left there about 2:30 and drove back towards Denver. We got on 70 and stopped to see Buffalo Bills grave. It is only about 5 miles off the exit. There are some good views of Denver from there also. The trip down the backside of the mountain coming out of Denver was beautiful. We even got to see some big horn sheep standing by the road. We stopped at Vail to get gas and it was $3.57 a gallon. We finally got to our hotel in Frutia Colorado about 9:00.
    Last edited by AZBuck; 07-03-2007 at 02:51 AM. Reason: Preferred Link Format

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