~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ part one -- David writes: When we started, Renee and I were both recovering from orthopedic surgery, though you couldn't tell by her stride. We were visiting Guanella Pass -- this shot is looking northwest...Mount Bierstadt is to the right of the photographer. I only mention the surgery for one reason -- we were also recov- ering our lives. The physical impact of the surgery (for me) was a changed perspective of the world entire. More on that, later. There are many more shots...but so little space! ~~ Renee's View ~~ "Before going any further through this journal, it is important to note "ol Blue" I mean that's what this travel journal is titled! "Travels with ol Blue". So this is a picture of the third partner in these ventures and owner :-) David-me. Though Renee lays claim to this good truck having contributed to some of its upkeep and gentle care, it is still a basic relationship between a man and his wheels. Besides, Renee, a fragie Eastener, where Smokey Mountain curves are taken at speeds of 35 miles per hour is learning to navigate the Rockies at a respectible Colorado speed of 50 mph." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ David's Two Cents ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The picture following is me and the aforementioned Ol' Blue -- the Mazda 4X (2600i Series) that carried us to so many places. This shot was taken at White Ranch Park in Colorado. The photographer (Renee) is facing east...looking toward the plains east of Denver. To paraphrase Edward Albee -- "Don't talk about the bear, Renee!" Follow the links as we take off for other places...just us an' Ol' Blue...