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    Posted 11 months ago

    AnythingOb…
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    This is a souvenir bumpersticker from a childhood family vacation to Colorado. Dad drove us all around and around and up the side of the mountain in our blue Plymouth station wagon (which was probably mostly brand-new then) and I still have memories of how the road (a normal 2 lane paved highway at the bottom) got narrower and narrower, kinda running out of things like 'shoulders' and 'guardrails' and 'pavement' as it wound around eventually becoming little more than a gravel ledge near the visitor's center at the summit -- also how the weather had changed between bottom and top, it was a warm sunny day when we started up but overcast and *cold* by the time we got there.

    This bumpersticker came from the gift shop, and still has the now faint round rubberstamp in its center reading: "SUMMIT OF PIKES PEAK" dated Jul 20, 1978.

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    1. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 11 months ago
      Wow!! I was stationed at Ft. Carson Colorado in 65 before going to Nam. We drove up there with some lady friends on July 4th and had a snowball fight!!! Great Memories!!
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 11 months ago
      And you made it back down !
    3. Brunswick Brunswick, 11 months ago
      "Rocky Mountain High...Colorado..."-John Denver.

      Thomas.
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 11 months ago
      I have a photo of my late wife and her family at the top of the peak in 1963. They rode the train up and naturally everyone on the train posed together in a group for a picture. My wife was 12 years old at the time. Fun memories.
    5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 11 months ago
      Maybe it was a bus??? Hell I wasn't there but I think a train but memory isn't my best friend anymore.
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 11 months ago
      Senility has it's advantages. I just can't remember what they are !
    7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 11 months ago
      Don't feel bad BB I went to look for the picture and forgot which computer it is on. I have three desk tops and a laptop in front of me and I am beginning to have issues keeping things sorted out. The Dr. said it is because of the stroke and it may correct itself. I think the Dr. is feeding me a line of BS seen through rose colored glasses.
    8. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 11 months ago
      WOW -- THANKS SO MUCH to yougottahavestuff, blunderbuss2, bobby725, Toyrebel, shareurpassion, fortapache, Brunswick, and elanski not only for your <love it>s, but for all the WAY FUN comments about this old bumpersticker!!! I'm SO HAPPY to have brought back good memories for all y'all too, just as the ones I had myself when recently re-discovering it in a box!! :-) :-) :-) :-)
    9. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 11 months ago
      Hey AO, here's a Book and Map from 1903 when the Road to the top of Pikes Peak was completed, I posted it last year:

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/251527-antique-pikes-peak-highway-and-railroad

      I guess that's why it didn't seem like much of a road in 1978! :^)


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