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    Colorado Springs, I think...about 4 1/2 hrs into the journey.

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    then Denver, the last pothole on the freeway of love.

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    and just past the border into Wyoming was this park dedicated to ballistic missiles where one can go for a quiet walk near the freeway. The missiles are those small phallic white things in the picture. I only caught a glimpse.

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    Yeah, but i didn't know what i didn't know.

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    People from Wyoming like to place metal statues of stuff on cliffs overlooking freeways. Dinosaurs. Rhinosaurus .Buffalo. Cowboys. Stuff like that.

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    Saw another sign...the word "independence" etched in history.

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    I'd been on the road since 8:30am and the amount of sunlight left in the day could be measured in minutes. The halfway point had been reached just beyond Casper.

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    We reached our destination in Helena at 3:30am and found the key to the door, as had been arranged. The sanctuary. Downstairs an attached apartment was waiting, a cozy bed, and a mini-snickers bar on the pillow. Sleep felt good!
    Yeah, but i didn't know what i didn't know.

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    Flakes of snow had just begun falling when we arrived. Upon awakening I looked out to this:

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    As I mentioned, this place used to be a church.

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    Capitol dome a few blocks away. I went in there last year. There was a sign next to the entrance that said "Check Your Guns at the Door". That was the only security there was. Gotta love the spirit.

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    Inside the front door
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    Yeah, but i didn't know what i didn't know.

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    Maggie's boyfriend Bentley; so named after a "crook" in his tail.

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    Robert and the kids.

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    Susan and daughter Becca. Good friends. for real.

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    Yeah, but i didn't know what i didn't know.

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    In a few days we'll be heading west. More pics of I know not what to follow.
    Yeah, but i didn't know what i didn't know.

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    I like the way you capture 'the road' travelled
    If you don't fight for what you deserve, you deserve what you get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turtledude View Post
    Spectacular!

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    Beautiful, love you friends home

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    Well, it's about time I finished this chapter in my book of nonsense. Had a few days to decompress and then continued my journey west toward the land of the moss people. Took a few pics of Helena before I left. Nice white bread town that used to be a bit filthy with money. I was a bit uncomfortable because I found few people that would actually make eye contact with someone they hadn't seen before. I've been away from the "city" for too long, I guess. Down toward old town:

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    first governor's mansion:
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    Victorian style white picket fence dreamer
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    another missile.
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    The state capitol. State reps hand out candy in there. For real.
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    Yeah, but i didn't know what i didn't know.

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    Got an early start at 7:30am with the plan to make it to another friends house at Lk. Chelan, Wa. I have a penchant for calling people I haven't seen in a while, especially if they have nice homes, and asking them if they have a spare bed that i can crash in. (I'm not that bad...I usually give a day's warning!)
    Up over a pass just west of Helena:

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    I-90 follows the Clark Fork west of Missoula.
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    A gadamn sign every 5 miles for 200 miles!
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    Rest stop.
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    Yeah, but i didn't know what i didn't know.

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