Well, Peg and I are coming to the end of our two-week road trip to Boulder CO. We went there to watch Paige play in a softball tournament. We extended our trip on both ends to do some sightseeing and take photographs. We took a southern route going to travel parts of Route 66. On the way home, we took a more northern route touching on southern UT. Each day, we started our travel log with a short, and unprofessional video describing the upcoming day’s highlights.
Day 14 Video Log
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Day 15 Video Log
Well, this concludes the series of videos and photos of our road trip to and from Boulder, CO. We were gone for 15 days and put about 4,000 miles on my car. It was a great trip. We saw some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States and came back with thousands of photos. It is going to take some time to cull them out.
Thank you for watching. Until next time…
Well, we are well into our trip home. Today, we are driving from Kayenta, AZ to Knab, UT where we will spend the night. We did not take as many photos today, but we did stop to take a couple with my drone.
Day 13 Video Log
A few Photos Shot Along the Way
A couple are from Peggy and my DJI Mavic Pro drone.
Video From DJI Mavic Pro
Well, that finishes up Day 13. We stayed the night in Knab and are one step closer to home. There is one more episode coming soon. Thanks for watching. Until next time…
Well, we are on our way home. We are in Grand Junction and stayed here for two nights, so we could be here on the 4th of July.
Day 11 Video Log
July 4th Parade in Grand Junction, CO
Lincoln Park Fireworks in Grand Junction, CO
Well, the fireworks display pretty much wrapped up our stay in Grand Junction, CO. It was a great way to celebrate July 4th. Stay tune as we push on with our return trip home to Los Angeles on Day 12.
Well, the tournament is over, and we now begin our trip home. We will be taking a more northern route with our first midday stop being Vail CO.
Day 10 Video Log
Day 10 Photos
The ink below is to short slide show produced by Photoshop Elements. It is short because we did a lot of driving on Day 10. Peggy took a lot of pictures out the window as we drove along. However, for this series of posts, I have been concentrating on photos and videos taken with my camera and iPhone. As we said in Day 10’s video log, we are heading towards Grand Junction, CO, where we will spend a couple nights.
Well, that is it. Photos from Day 11 will be uploaded soon.
This post covers Day 5 through Day 9 of the road trip I took beginning June 24, 2022. It is a good time to review what the road trip is all about. My granddaughter Paige Hayward plays on the softball travel team, BSC Bengals 16U – Briggs. Each year they travel to many tournaments around the country. One of those is the IDT Tournament in Boulder CO. This is a large tournament bringing together 56 of some of the best teams in the 16U age division from throughout the country.
Normally, I have flown to the tournament. This year I chose to make a road trip out of it along with Peg. My plan was to take a few extra days going and returning from Boulder to do some sightseeing. Going to Boulder Peg and I planned a route that would follow some of Route 66 where practical and the southern part of the Grand Canyon. On the way home our route would follow the northern route that would include a bit of Southern UT.
This post describes our stay in Boulder and the actual tournament itself.
Day 5 – Day 9 Video Log
Highlights of Paige in the 2022 IDT Softball Tournament
Unfortunately, virtually of the action shots of Paige had to be taken through a chain link fence which definitely affected their quality. But it was either that or nothing.
Below are a couple of short video clips that were captured from the livestream camera. In the first one, Paige is hardly visible as she catches a fly in the outfield, and then throws the runner out who was trying to reach home after tagging up. The second clip is a double she hit in one of the games.
Watching Paige play was great. And the next morning we began our trip home. Look for Day 10 coming next. Until next time…
Well, Day 3 was devoted to sampling as much of the historic Route 66 as practical and seeing Northern Arizona. We visited the Meteor Crater Natural Monument, the “Take It Easy Corner” in Winslow, AZ, as well as both the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest. It made for a long day but was well worth it.
Day 3 Video Log
Our Route for the Day
Arizona Meteor Crater Natural Monument
Our next stop was the “Take It Easy Corner” in Winslow, AZ. This Route 66 spot was inspired by the famous line in the Eagles song by the same name. This was my first chance to capture some video using my DJI Mavic Pro. Below is a slide presentation. Due to my desire to use the Eagles’ song as the background music, I was unable to host the video on YouTube. Thus, you may have to give it a few seconds to download to play it smoothly. The link itself is the small red lettering below.
The Painted Desert and Petrified Forest
Well, that was Day 3. It was a long fun-filled day, ending in a late evening arrival at our hotel in Santa Fe, NM. Watch for Day 4 coming shortly. Until then…