1 Early first day of travel we arrive at Barstow, CA
2 Nevada state line just ahead, the first casinos on far side of the desert sand.
3 Images 3/11 views as we drive through the Virgin River Gorge.
12 As we leave the Virgin River Gorge, Utah looks like the painted desert.
13 Entering St. George, UT
14 Outside the Painted Pony restaurant in St. George, an excellent place to dine.
15 This photo taken about 2 seconds before sun dropped beneath the mountains and the pink hills turned black.
16 Leaving St. George on day 2 we are reminded that winter hasn't left the entire state yet.
17 Images 17 through 31 on the I-70, taking us to Grand Junction, CO for end of day 2.
32 Day 3, stopped along the Colorado River as we headed for Denver.
34 Last stop on I-70 at top of Vail Pass where winter refuses to leave.
35 Images 35/42 shot east of Denver in an agriculture area where grain elevators are common.
43 Denver International Airport is fairly new and still growing.
45 Pikes Peak as seen from about 60 miles away in Castle Rock, CO.
46 Grain elevator in Denver near the old Stapleton Airport.
47 Entering Golden, CO, home of Coors Beer, owner of this grain elevator located on brewery grounds.
48 Washington St. is main street of downtown Golden, crosses route 58 via this bridge.
49 Welcome to downtown Golden.
50 The "Flat Irons" of Boulder, home of Colorado University.
51 Residential street near the University.
52 Images 52 & 53 of churches on University campus.
54 Traffic circles common sight on streets in Boulder.
55 A bit of whimsy in residential area near campus.
56 Lovely old home near campus appears to have been recently refurbished.
58 Celebrated my 88th birthday at Elway's in Cherry Creek with Lea and son, Paul, who lives in Aurora, CO.
59 Images 59/62 taken May 20 on day 1 of return trip, fortunately the winter conditions lasted only a half hour or so in the high elevations of Loveland (11,000' @ Eisenhower tunnel) and Vail Pass (10,000+ ft).
75 Mount Garfield stands watch over Grand Junction, CO. Grand Junction was named for the junction of two great rivers, the Colorado & Gunnison.
77 The Colorado River passes through Grand Junction.
78 Images 78/79 in old downtown Grand Junction in midst of dining/shopping area on Main St.
80 Images 80/92 on day 2 of return trip from Grand Junction to St. George.
93 Images 93/94 entrance to Virgin River Gorge just after leaving St. George on day 3 and final day of our trip.
95 Colorful Rio Casino and Hotel as seen from I-15 passing through Las Vegas.
96 New condos along I-15 offer residents a sweeping view of the Las Vegas strip. Home now just 4/5 hours away.
97 Thanks for visiting the album. Please sign the guest book.
B.B. - Great pictures; just as yours usually are. For many years I have driven this route about twice a year to visit my daughters in the LA area. Through your lens I get to see what is usually a blur as I drive by. Often I think I should stop in the Virgin River Canyon and enjoy that terrific scenery but I never have. Maybe next time. Happy 88th and may you enjoy many more. Semper fi! - Bob Brockish, Fri, 21 Jun 2013 6:08PM
Outstanding as always Colonel! - harry, Wed, 29 May 2013 9:46PM
WoW! BB & Lea: Made us antsy to take a road trip - we've done that route a few times in our life but it's always rewarding and uplifting. So glad you two enjoyed and got home safely. Your stop here was so great for us to see you and to visit. Hopefully soon we'll visit again. We're ready for So. California - Thanks again. Dale and MJ - Dale and MJ, Wed, 29 May 2013 8:26AM
Beautiful shots, Colonel BB!!!!! 88 years old. Unbelievable. Wishing you many, many, many more healthy and happy years behind the camera!!!! - Mike Giuffrida, Tue, 28 May 2013 4:49PM
Thank you for always sharing your wonderful photos, BB and Lea! - Cathy Dubowski, Mon, 27 May 2013 1:12PM
Thanks for sharing. Always great! Hi to Lea. - Carole Hill, Mon, 27 May 2013 7:48AM
You are my idol. End of next month we will drive to Traverse City MI then on to Toronto, Niagara and NYC. Also in Italy, Norway and Ireland. Then back home from NY. Have a great summer! - Joe Kiernan, Mon, 27 May 2013 7:09AM
Great shots and I likd my beloved Saint George. A most happy and some what belated 98th birthday. Major George L.Blick USMC (Ret) - George L. Blick, Sun, 26 May 2013 8:57PM
We've made this trip many times ourselves. Needless to say, our pictures are not nearly as beautiful as yours. Happy Birthday! Bill and Dawna Nugent - Dawna Nugent, Sun, 26 May 2013 6:45PM
Felt like we were there w/you on your trip. Always enjoy your photos & comments - keep 'em coming. - Biz & Lob, Sun, 26 May 2013 5:36PM