Craig's big road trip

Day 16 - Telluride to Glenwood Springs
The starting point
Day 1 - Seattle to Yakima
Day 2 - Yakima to Bend
Day 3 - Bend to Mt. Shasta
Day 4 - Mt. Shasta to Oakdale
Day 5 - Oakdale to Tehachapi
Yosemite National Park
Day 6 - Tehachapi to Las Vegas
Day 7-10 in Las Vegas
Day 11 - Las Vegas to Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon N.P.
Day 12 - Grand Canyon to Kayenta
Day 13 - Monument Valley
Day 14 - Kayenta to Telluride
Day 15 - Telluride
Day 16 - Telluride to Glenwood Springs
Day 17 - Glenwood Springs to Idaho Springs
Day 18 - Idaho Springs to Golden
Day 19 - Golden to Amarillo
Day 20 - Amarillo to Tyler
Day 21 - Tyler to Lake Charles
Day 22 - Lake Charles to Waveland
Day 24 - Waveland to Pensacola
Day 25 - Pensacola to Gainesville
Day 26 - Gainesville to Titusville
Day 27 - Kennedy Space Center
Day 28 - Titusville to Clearwater
The finishing point

Wednesday April 16, 2003.
One of my friends who comes from Colorado strongly recommended that I try the hot springs pool in Glenwood Springs, north of Telluride.  After feeling pretty bad all day yesterday I thought hot springs was a splendid idea.
Today was a perfect blue sky morning.   There had been snow overnight, but now there was hardly a cloud in the sky.  And best of all, I was feeling pretty good.
I walked around the town of Telluride to photograph some of the pretty houses there, and then I hit the road.
My route from Telluride took me down onto the western slopes of Colorado and then back up into the mountains via highways 145, 62, 550, 92 and 133.  The western slopes of Colorado look very similar to the western slopes of New South Wales in Australia.  But the mountains are much higher here.  The typical mountain pass in Colorado is over 8,000 feet above sea level whereas Australia's highest mountain summit is only 7,300 feet.
The hot springs pool was just what I needed.  I relaxed for an hour in the 104 degree fahrenheit pool fed by a natural spring.  I floated on my back with my ears underwater to block out the noise of the nearby freeway, and meditated on the perfect blue sky overhead.

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