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2001 Miles in a Model A Ford - June 14-25, 2001

From Texas to Colorado
by Jo Moss

Mark Moss finished one last check of the 1929 Tudor’s engine that brought us back from Breckenridge, Colorado, six years ago. It was new then; a replacement for one that never made its way from Texas to Colorado during our first attempt at the High Country Tour. This time things would be different, we hoped. We were ready and had all of our "lifelines" in place. And, to be on the safe side, Rollon Weaver helped Mark with the finishing touches.

Max Phillips and Rebecca Jordan, who managed a last minute coup of getting tour reservations, performed a yeoman’s job of getting themselves and their 1928 Tudor ready to go.

"Colorado or Bust" Banner
The Lone Star members met late afternoon on June 14, 2001 at Seward Junction. From there, we drove to Brady for the first leg of the more than 2,000 miles round trip. At the junction we received an official send off from Rollon and Glenda Weaver who braved the afternoon heat with best wishes and bon voyage signs.

The Heart of Texas - Brady
In Brady, Texas, we joined Lyle and Pam Meek with the Vag-A-Bon club members, and we mapped out the final details for the trip to Breckenridge, Colorado.

Reading the map
Mark Moss and Lyle Meek studying the map.

On the trip north, we tried manifold cooking for a burger lunch before stopping for the night in Hereford, Texas, which was the same place that the 1995 tour stopped.

Our team crossing into Oklahoma
Rebecca Jordan, Max Phillips, Lyle and Pam Meek, and Mark Moss crossing into Oklahoma.

"Colorado or Bust" banner at the Colorado state line

Made it to the Colorado state line
Made it into Colorado! Now on to Breckenridge.

Lyle Meek relaxing in Springlake, Colorado
The next day we bought sandwich fixings for a leisurely picnic in the park in Springlake, Colorado, and spent the night in LaJunta, Colorado.

The Royal Gorge and the Meek's 1930 Tudor
Then, before heading into Breckenridge, on Sunday, we detoured to Royal Gorge, crossing the wooden bridge dedicated in October 1929. Visitors to the bridge were as thrilled as the team members by the photo ops and taste of history.

 

Created on June 29, 2001

Last updated on August 25, 2014

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