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Okay the Dragons are for Carol.

The rainbow picture was just as you see it. I had parked the car after my drive, came back to put it in the trailer and there it was. Snapped the picture, and in about 15 seconds the rainbow was gone.

I am not sure if the pot of gold is in the car or I put a pot of gold in the car, most likely the latter. Remember, my Sky is a no mods car. This picture is at the Ute Mountain Casino just inside the state line, about 20 miles from the historic four corners area.

The second photo is near Ouray, Colorado, at Red Mountain Pass, about 15 miles from Ouray on 550.

The group is from down town Ouray. I have not had time to count the restaurants, or the hotels, but seem adequate. We have nearly 400 trucks here this week. And I have no idea how many other off roaders there are, but the streets are packed pretty much all day.

I have not met with the Hotel yet. Plan to do that Saturday. Will try to get some pictures on Saturday of the Hot Springs pool, the KOA and other areas of interest. It has just been a very busy trip, just walked in the door and have another run at 620AM tomorrow.

We are having unusual rainfall this trip. Normally a couple times during the week we are here for this event is clouds up and rains for about a half hour, clears off and is beautiful. So far this week it has rained every single day, and considerably more than I have ever seen it. Been here 10 years with the Summit and came many times before. Hoping it is getting it out of its system this year.
 

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In an effort to make it easier for people to be informed and provide us with their creative ideas and suggestions we are going to stand up a facebook page as an adjunct to this forum thread. It is progress by my "tech team" LOLOLOL

One little lady LOLOLOL :nerd::nerd::nerd:
 

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We are going to have some club shirts made. We do this about once a year. Our plan is to include the RMSSC logo and the logo for the 2018 event. Since we don't have a design for 2018 yet, we are inviting input from one and all. Something with a Colorado theme but other than that the aperture is wide open. Share your ideas / designs here and on the 2018 FB page.
 

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will be in Telluride 1st week of October...will do some reconnoitering 4U

one thing for certain we are going to Moab via 145...but that's not to be considered a run event

also there is a SWSC event there 1st week of Oct too...

check with stuck and see what his plans are
 

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The committee looking for hotels is looking at Grand a Junction too. We have had very good experiences there and while it iphas access to the same cruises it is a bigger town and has more choices to offer. More to come
 

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Sadly my lovely wife of 48 years laid down the law today and told me that we are not going to host the 2018 Nationals. And we all know that if she is not happy no one is happy.

Sorry all but anyone else who wants to volunteer is welcome to do so.
 

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I think they talked at Gunnison. Patti said all the way home. No way. Too much rain that time of year.

I will still work on the hotel part, and if someone local picks it up, I will help. But being in SoCal it is just too far to be responsible for the whole thing.
 

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The real issue is that while we have a lot of members in our club and there is pretty good participation in events very few of them have the time to help with planning and executing events.
 

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We have started talking with a hotel for 2018. In Blackhawk. Cars, gambling, drink and funny cigarettes. Something for everyone I guess
 

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And T shirts that say "Ip, Ip, Ouray"?

Always wanted to see Colorado, and can probably talk She-who-must-be-obeyed into it too.

I'm figuring that with a population of 1,000, rush hour won't be an issue....do they have a hotel?

Couple of thousand kilometers, and a two day hike from here, but I get to revisit Yakima wine country. Too bad I'd only be able to fit about two bottles in the coupe!
 

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Rob, here's the most current NationalSpecs file, updated after the Ozarks. Have copy with you when you visit the hotel, the people at the hotel will probably understand it better than you will because it addresses locations and turnout, things they understand quite well. It'll give them a clue.
 

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...... Too bad I'd only be able to fit about two bottles in the coupe!
Coupes must be smaller than I thought. We brought a whole case back after a week in the Finger Lakes, and put the top down!
 

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We took the 2018 committee up the mountain to visit the hotel. Went very well. Once we got into actual face to face conversations it was clear that they have prices and facilities that are very desirable.

More to come but this turned out to be a very viable hotel. We plan on talking with a couple more but based on this visit we know that we have what we need to execute the event.

We are starting work on a video for 2017 announcing more details about the 2018 Colorado nationals. :)

More to come
 

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Me and the wife ( and our dogs) are moving to Windsor ON ( near Detroit) from Toronto this spring. Takes four hours off of the trip each way. Therefore Colorado is now a possibility. Would be great to meet you all!
 

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Me and the wife ( and our dogs) are moving to Windsor ON ( near Detroit) from Toronto this spring. Takes four hours off of the trip each way. Therefore Colorado is now a possibility. Would be great to meet you all!
One of the more interesting aspects of this hotel is the parking garage. Driving Punisher up to the roof will be in an echo chamber setting off car alarms in the entire garage >:)
 
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