Our LOG 31 Tour

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Our LOG 31 Tour

Postby DeanG » Tue 15.11.2011, 03:24

What we did on our vacation. Just a bit about our 9,400 mile tour to LOG 31 in Las Vegas.

Happened across a Mopar convention. I parked next to a super bird. It's rear wing dwarfed that of the M100.
Corn Palace, SD
Badlands National Park, SD
Minuteman missile National Historical Site, SD
Wall Drug, SD - old style tourist trap, concrete dinosaur, free ice water...
Sturgis, SD - Annually 1/4 million dentist tow their Harley's to Sturgis and pretend to be bikers
Deadwood, SD -
Vore Buffalo Jump, WY - run buffalo into a pit
Devils Tower National Monument, WY
Sheridan, WY - Steam train & old
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, MT
Big Horn County Historical Museum, MT - Lots of old tractors & trucks
Pictograph Cave State Park, MT - faint pictographs
KPRK - Abandoned 50's modern radio station AM 1340
Wheat MT Bakery & Deli - Yum
National Bison Range Wildlife Refuge, MT - All the buffalo were in distant pastures
Stopped to watch a wild fire, MT
Future of Flight & Boeing tour, WA - much changed since I worked there
Seattle Art Museum, WA
Pike Place Market, WA
Tacoma Art Museum, WA
Museum of Glass, Tacoma WA
Washington State History Museum
Mt Rainier National Park, WA - clouded in per usual
Mt St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, WA - see Mt Rainier
Columbia River Maritime Museum, OR
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, OR
End of the Trail Monument, OR - Turned over 100,000 miles on the way here
Fort Stevens State Park, OR - Mouth of the Columbia river
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Oregon coast lighthouses
Tillamook Air Museum - A very rich guys play toys
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, CA
Tour Thru Tree, CA - Drove the M100 through a cut out in the tree
Avenue of the Giants, CA
Redwood National Park, CA
Charles M. Schulz Museum - Peanuts cartoon & hockey
Golden Gate National Recreation Center- Presidio, Golden Gate bridge...
de Young Museum - Art museum
California Academy of Sciences - rain forest and aquarium
Japanese Tea Garden
Fisherman's Warf - crowed due to fleet week, Blue Angles, Canadian Snow Birds, ships in review
Mission Dolores - Old Spanish mission
Yosemite National Park - Waterfalls and Snow!
Death Valley National Park - rocks, sand and heat delicate colors. Some roads closed due to flood damage, again.
31st Lotus Owners Gathering, Las Vegas, NV - cars, friends, wretched excess, death at the Indy race
Meteor Crater, AZ - A waste of time & money IMHO
Petrified Forest National Park, AZ - Petrified forest, Painted Desert, Newspaper Rock Petroglyphs all excellent
Fort Smith National Historic Site, AR - What you though happened in the old west happened here
Crater of Diamonds State Park, AR - Found a 13 pt diamond and watched my wife shovel and tote pails of dirt!
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Blue Ridge Parkway, NC - Leaf peeping was past its peak
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Re: Our LOG 31 Tour

Postby Lotus54 » Tue 15.11.2011, 04:05

Sounds like a great trip!

Wish I could have gotten there this year (even though I don't like Vegas).

Any pics?


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Re: Our LOG 31 Tour

Postby DeanG » Tue 15.11.2011, 22:58

About 1000 pictures. This site restricts the amount of picture you post so I will eventually get some here and some of the other Lotus sites.

The car ran great for most of the trip. It needed and still needs some work. On the trip had the rear wheel bearings adjusted, clutch cable, replaced 2 rear bulbs and 2 brake fuses. Since we got back it has had a chip in the windshield repaired and an oil change (today). It need shocks (105,000 miles on a set isn't bad) and the brake rotors (they are warped) a new set of tires wouldn't be a bad idea either.

Now off to a Mechanical Engineering society meeting on the Enigma machine.
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Re: Our LOG 31 Tour

Postby DeanG » Sat 19.11.2011, 15:24

Some pictures
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Driving through the Tour Thru Tree
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100,000 miles in Oregon
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Mt. Saint Helens
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Devils Tower
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M100 & Superbird
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Re: Our LOG 31 Tour

Postby tigerdog » Sat 19.11.2011, 18:46

See any alien spaceships near Devil's Tower? Does your horn now play "re-me-do-DO-so"? :D
Great photos, especially the drive through the tree.
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