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Telluride, Colorado – Day 2

I Love a Parade I had almost forgotten how much fun small town parades could be until today when we had the unique opportunity to watch Telluride’s 4th of July Parade. It reminded me of the small town in which I grew up—Croton-on-Hudson, New York and the parades my parents took me to when I was in the single digits. Of course, we didn’t have two super-fast, super-low F-16 fly-bys in those days. But today in Telluride it was thrilling! At [...]

Aspen, Colorado

“How’s Your Aspen?” ASPEN IN 1977 This play on words was everywhere when I first visited Aspen, Colorado in 1977. It was a different place then, defined more by its infamous residents like gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson and singer songwriter John Denver, free-flowing cannabis and the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office’s Saab patrol cars. I visited Aspen on many occasions—the first time in the summer of 1977 when Stan Perry and I rolled in on his jeep on our [...]

Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Dash For those of you who are following our route, note that our original route from Aspen to Boulder, Colorado had us going around and through Rocky Mountain National Park. Instead, I re-routed us along the Central City Parkway to State Highway 119 to Boulder so we were sure to have some quality time with the folks at Rocky Mountain Institute’s Boulder Office. We were supposed to meet the staff at their Innovation Center in Basalt, but due [...]

Park City, Utah

The Efficacy of Tesla Road Tripping One of the great advantages of driving a Tesla cross-country is that Tesla Destination Chargers at hotels are free. For the Model 3, it is only the Superchargers that cost money and you do not need a credit card to pay. The fees are charged to your credit card on file with Tesla. The charger knows when your car is plugged in. Today (July 7) we started with 247 miles on the battery and [...]

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