Terry Slade (TMSLADE@IPGATE.ACTX.EDU)
Tue, 12 Aug 1997 09:17:02 -0500
A 10 day tour from Amarillo to Yellostone and back with 85 scouts and
25 leaders. And here's how it went.
Day 1-- We stay at the Army Chemical Depot outside of Pueblo where
they are taking apart mustard gas weapons. The warehouse we were
in was built in the 40's and was really pretty nice. The folks there were
great. Alittle out of the way as we were to stay in the armory
downtown, but asbestous took care of that.
Day 2-- We spend the day at the USAFA and what a place. Breakfast
for a buck and lunch was only $2:25. The Chapel is incredable. What a
neat place to go to college. Then on to Cheyenne, Wyoming and a High
school gym for the night.
Day 3-- A long drive to Cody. You need to spend a week at the
Buffalo Bill Musum, but we only get 2 hours. Cody is a great town and
the gym was fine.
Day 4 through 7-- We make it to Yellowstone. The falls, the "old
faithful", the buffalo, and the bears.
Day 8-- Time to head home and we go through Montana and Idaho on
our way to Salt Lake City. We have some trouble with our truck full of
gear as the transmission dies. We spend 2 hours at a rest stop and so
we get to SLC late and are unable to see the sights. I must go back.
Day 9-- On to Durango through Moab and the Arches National Park.
One of the buses breaks down with a blown fuel line and we put all 85
scouts on the remaining bus designed for 40. We get to Durango late,
but we still get to tour a little bit.
Day 10-- We leave Durago at 5am on the last leg home and promtly get
stopped for speeding. Colorado's finest says she can't stop all 9 cars in
the convoy so the last car is the winner. Thank you Colorado, we hope
to repay you someday for your support of scouting. We make it home
about 5pm and it's all over.
6 years before we do it again so it's back to a regular scout camp for a
Terry Slade firstname.lastname@example.org Amarillo, Texas
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City