It Was All Going So Well, Until!


Happened in front of us, a sign from God that our driving time was over for the day! The driver was safe BTW

The road trip of all road trips was cruising along just fine until the big snow and freeze hit Kansas.


Yesterday at 4:05 the drive ended. That aint a Lake ahead BTW! We are the blue dot before Kansas City

The only good way to look at this, is , at least the drive across the most boring state on the planet will be a little more interesting.


Passing through St Louis, The Boatress grabbed this one

We were lucky enough to avoid the East Coast blast and ice rain, but the icy snow caused us to stop early right before Kansas City. -2 today but sunny and on the road. Now if M-fine could leave Bob Kays alone in the back seat, we might make it to Boulder tonight. Fingers crossed and on the road again!


We must have seen over 30 cars and Trucks in various states of wreckdom along the way. The ice storm hit this area hard. They told us it took 10 hrs to drive from Kansas to St Louis two nights ago. Thats a 3 hour drive normaly


Not sure where this guy is going fishing. Gonna be -1 today -21 windchill! Moma mia thats cold


Maybe we should have taken a plane? NAAAA!

35 replies
  1. Matt
    Matt says:

    Good lord! We haven’t even eaten breakfast and you two are at it. Trust me if I stop this car you little turds will freeze to death!

  2. Chad
    Chad says:

    Supposed to dip below zero in Chicagoland today as well.

    The fishing boat is going duck hunting.

    Travel safe.

    • Bob Kays
      Bob Kays says:

      Can you lower the heat ? M- fine smells like cooked bacon and Troy keeps sending him girlie pictures and he won’t let me see. Oh yeah, I think I saw barrel back sticking out of a barn back there. The nice lady told me to keep my mouth shut or else.

  3. Wilson
    Wilson says:

    You went thru St. Louis and didn’t call Al Benton ?

    When you get to Boulder see if Tulaghi’s is still there…It was a down under ( below street level) place that served lots of Coors Beer to college kids. Had a lot of fun there when I was single…If you go the other way you will be up near Grand Lake where Chris Smith’s daughter (Chrisann) and husband live.

      • Wilson
        Wilson says:


        We spent a lot of time at C.U. when I was stationed at Lowry AFB in Denver. Girls were attractive and Coors was special since you couldn’t get it east of the Mississippi back in those days. Grand lake and Estes Park were great spots to visit. As for other spots…I just had the chance to take in a lot of boat shows and met a lot of great people.

  4. Rick
    Rick says:

    That jet looked like a potential future barn find. Go back in 20 years and see if it’s still there. Or… You have the Yukon, just hook it up.

  5. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    I just looked it up and Tulagi’s closed in 2003 after a tax raid and is now a sandwich shop.

    Reading that on my phone made me car sick. Pull over! I think I’m going to puke!

    • Wilson
      Wilson says:

      Drat !…Tulagi’s didn’t consult me about Colorado tax laws, not that I would have been of much help..Besides it was back in the late ’50s when I went there and they going great guns back then…Maybe different owners then.

  6. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    the guy towing the jon boat….hell man he is just
    GOING BOATING….with the shape the highways were in….he had the right idea.
    take great care my friends….
    11 degrees on morning this week here in Va…..and 67 today…?
    John in a.

    • m-fine
      m-fine says:

      Mmmmmm Baconator! Make mine a double plus an order of bacon siracha fries and an XL iced tea. Unsweetened please, I am on a diet. Oh and can you get me 4-5 extra forks to jab into Bob’s ribs if he doesn’t stop looking at me?


      • Bob Kays
        Bob Kays says:

        It is so cold that when we stopped at Wendy’s, M-fine got his tongue stuck to the outside bacon sign. Now he can’t eat all that food

  7. Beth L
    Beth L says:

    It’s -6º F as well here in Steamboat Springs. (Predicted to be -10º F tonight!) Drive safe, and have a fantastic trip!

  8. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    Jim has it right, “keep going”……heck….go boating…but not in that one….

    keep on truckin…..let the boatress drive….SHE will have sense enough to pass up roadside money pit project boats….

    John in Va.

  9. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    wait! mfine needs that roadside boat……its is HOGGED….and you know what you get from hogs!!!!

    Nah, too far gone to “bring home the bacon”,

    better pass…

    John in Va.

  10. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:


    Your concern is well placed….remember I have a fiberglassic now…WAY too practical,……I am hurting for projects, nothing seems to break???? What is with that?

    I may be losing it…..Troy has always thought so….

    John in Va.

  11. Jaxon
    Jaxon says:

    Just woke up to -14° looks like I’ll be right here till tomorrow. It’s warmer in the North Pole. Which really don’t matter cause I ain’t expecting anything from the guy in the red suit after being told not to return to two different obedience classes.

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