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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    First Pista road trip report:

    NOT this NON ostentatious!

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    But most left lane cruisers - a Utah way life - couldn't see the Pista as it went by at 120 in the R laneangry

    1. Car is a fkg rocket - in 7th, just press at 120 and voila: 145!  Why shift?  I guess it's a turbo. but very Linear and vvvvvery very quick.  If you really need go, down shift and go. High speed acceleration is just SHOCKINGLY FAST.
    2. freeway running so only 100-146 max.  it could use another gear [8th] as 145 is 5200 rpm, so on back country 2 lane cruising at 150-165 is gonna burn fuel
    3. tank only give you 280 or less range so have to plan stops in back country at 200 miles
    4. running through traffic in 5th and 6th 90-125 highly amusing but:
    5. beware blind spots by each door - but rear vision is excellent unlike super Fs
    6. in the Wild West, everyone loves it - "nice car", "super rad" etc.
    7. Thank God for Bumpy Road mode, the freeways are not smooth
    8. no issues - let's keep it this way.  3 500 milers for eye surgery, then 2000 if it's workingwink

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    Silver really brings out some of the special details on the Pista. 


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    Incredible looking car (pista). Looks better than the ones after it. Love the “shark mouth” front bumper. 


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    Gnil:

    Watt, I went up to 10300 feet hoping to see over to your side. 

    Toward the North too many more mounts to pass.

    Towards the south only one last glacier and then It should be a smooth walk down 

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    Lovely, Grand Combin / Petit Combin?


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    Looks magnifique Eric!!

    I will rejoin as feet and eye surgery allows, so gorgeous Way Back In your side!!!

    Meanwhile, Madame's gardens suffered first freeze already and the Glad farmer may have to pull his bulbs before our next delivery, but my friends are buried with colour.
     

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    Surf and Sandy, the first, brother and sister.

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    Star, Sun's sister; and Spike Jr.

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    Storm and Sun.

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    Sky and So, Woody.

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    Seneca, My GIRL, THE LOVE OF MY LIFE.

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    996FourEss:
     

    Lovely, Grand Combin / Petit Combin?

    Looks similar, but it is in the Engadin, view from Piz Corvatsch 

    @watt : best wished for  another speedy recovery !  The crew is always looked after so well. 


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    Gnil:
    996FourEss:
     

    Lovely, Grand Combin / Petit Combin?

    Looks similar, but it is in the Engadin, view from Piz Corvatsch 

    @watt : best wished for  another speedy recovery !  The crew is always looked after so well. 

    If you compare the picture of Piz Bernina with old pictures, you can see how quickly the glaciers in the Alps are melting.

    In the 80s, I probably skied two kilometres longer over the Morteratsch glacier into the valley than I do today. When you walk up the valley in summer, there are signs everywhere with the year showing the end of the glacier at that time. Quiet shocking


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    What a beautiful tribute to the dogs Watt. When I was younger and our beagle passed away, my mother laid him to rest in our back yard, under the shade of our avocado tree, and placed a huge planter over him that she keeps filled with flowers. I miss him. 


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    watt:

    Seneca, My GIRL, THE LOVE OF MY LIFE.

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    Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2019), BMW Z4 M40i (2022), Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (2019 EU)


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    Rolling in on our King Air 

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    Who's that watering the son's first Forest Ag planting?  Payback for all the help we received from the next generation....

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    Why, it's Madame!!!

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    The Turkey as best man.

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    Ever after we pray.wink

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    Congrats on what I assume was a son or daughters wedding? The Mrs’s outfit looks so cool. Elegant lady!


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    kiss


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    King Airs are nice planes. A friend and neighbor started with a King Air and then added to his fleet with a Learjet 70 and a Dassault Falcon 900C.  I also know one of the developers of the Beechcraft Starship-what a commercial disaster-but he received one for his compensation.  I was in it a couple of times but the King Air is still nicer. One of the local regional banks has a Piaggio Avanti that I see often on the private side of the airport. 


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    Watt,

    Are you a pilot?  Do you fly the King Air?  They're great airplanes.

    Tom 

     

     


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    Came across the work of Mexican sculptor Javier Marin, some of his large scale pieces reminded me of watts old friend in the mountains


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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    I would bet that was his wedding many years ago. Congratulations on such a wonderful marriage. 


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    tommd:

    Watt,

    Are you a pilot?  Do you fly the King Air?  They're great airplanes.

    Tom 

     

     

    Yes, safe and reliable. Too many medical dings, and many of my flights... are to surgeries -- fun to have one to our son's wedding!Smiley

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    Enmanuel:

    Came across the work of Mexican sculptor Javier Marin, some of his large scale pieces reminded me of watts old friend in the mountains


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    FANTASTICSmiley.  We'll be headed up to see our friends with one new eye so farSmiley


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    Hammered home from eye surgery. number 1 in the Pista -  another notable item:  I was unable to come anywhere near fitting it in one of the regular heated garages -- the fenders are such to make the front sides hidden and seem way too wide, even though my head housekeeper said it would fit and that I was off by 1' to the driver's side.

    Back to the super wide 3 bay, never to be tried again.

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    And just the plane for the many small airports in the Rockies not to mention the pups.


    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    Thanks to God for the opportunity of today!  We went Way Back In to see our old friends - and the clarity of texture and vividness of color I saw was such a Revelation, with just the blindness in one eye perhaps 80% repaired!  Such a Blessing!  I could see detail in a photo on the screen,  but not in reality.  My Home Country is more glorious than I knew, I so look forward to when both eyes are tweaked to the max - already the images are better than my mini 13Smiley.

    It may seem weird but for the first time I could see every hair in their coats:

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    And the textures of Nature 

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    And for the first time since I fell crossing and broke my neck 18 August 2021, we crossed a river Way Back In... minimising potential energy and probable lethality of falling, by just walking through the low river.  The water hidden below the avalanche slash:

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    Re: SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II)

    In sight of Her monument - Seneca's Spire:


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