I didn't know if we were going to get
to go on the tour this year. We had thoroughly enjoyed the
2003 tour and we were really looking
forward to this year's tour. However, Maych had
developed some serious engine trouble when we were returning from a car
show in Fullerton, Nebraska late last summer. I was so bummed out
over the engine trouble that rather than tackle the job myself I took
him to a local mechanic. I told him I wasn't in any hurry because
I don't drive Maych in the winter. He agreed to keep
Maych inside (and covered) and would work on him as time
permitted during the winter. For various reasons (not the least of
which was my own procrastination in making decisions) spring of 2004
rolled around and Maych still wasn't ready for the road.
Knowing that the tour and show season was fast approaching, we finally
got going and Maych was ready for the road by the middle
of April. Sometime in the future I will chronicle the rather
drastic work we did to get Maych road worthy again.
Look for this sad tale in the Progress
This year's tour covered the south
west portion of Nebraska and a tiny part of Colorado. The
route for the first day of the tour overlapped on some segments of the
route. To avoid confusion, I broke the first day's route into the
three segments shown on the following three maps.
To give you a flavor of the trip, use your mouse to follow
our route, marked in green. Start at North Platte
on the first map and head west toward Oshkos. When you come across a link in the road, click on it
to take a little side trip, where you'll find a little information about
various stops along the way.
Day 1 -
June 5, 2004
2001-2006 by Johnny M. Patterson