Thursday, June 23, 2011

Golden Shine Tour Day #4: Arrival in Pueblo

After an evening in Grand Junction we hit the road headed for Pueblo. The group had the option to head straight to Pueblo or detour to the Gateway Museum along the way. We opted to take the I-50 in the direction of Pueblo. We wanted to enjoy the drive and take the time to spot in some of the small towns on the drive. But because of the options, we ended up cruising solo all the way to Pueblo.
We stopped for our first photo op of the day at Lake Fork. It was the cleanest the car would be all day until we had a chance to clean it with some Golden Shine products at the hotel tonight.
We didn't know what the next town was going to look like, so we stopped at a RV Park for some gas. We met some nice ladies in the office who helped us with lunch suggestions in Gunnison and gave us the details on their upcoming Rubber Duck Race in July 3rd.

Gunnison was a great little town. We took some time to check out some stores and have lunch with a friend at the Old Miner Steakhouse.
From there we headed towards Monarch Pass. We enjoyed the drive all the way up.


Since we weren't in a rush I took the gondola ride all the way to the top. There were some nice views from the Observation Deck over 12,000 ft up.

The railroad along the I-50 was a resting place for seemingly hundreds of old train cars along the Arkansas River.
The next point of interest along the drive was the Royal Gorge and suspension bridge. We opted to go inside the park and check out the attraction. Who knows when we will be back in the I-50.


Looking down from the bridge.
On the way back to the highway we took a lap through the Starlight Motor Lodge. It had a few restored vintage cars and trailers that guests can rent. It was a unique place. From there we cruised through Canon City and ended up in Pueblo in time register for the NSRA event this weekend and clean the car before dinner.

Thanks for following along with us all week. We had a great time with Jerry Dixey and the group of drivers from all over the country. We are glad that Golden Shine and California Car Cover could be supporters of the Street Rodder Road Tour.

The complete photo highlights from the drive and show are on our Flickr page now.

Street Rodder's Website has photos and videos from the tour as well.