Back in Spetember, Sofia and I loaded up my Honda Element and pointed the car West towards the mountains beginning a two week road trip throughout Colorado. When we set out, we had the goal of going someplace we had never been, everyday. We put together a loose itinerary of must do stops in order to have some sort of plan.
I'm pretty proud of the setup that I put together for my Element. I built a lofted sleeping pad that goes almost the full length of the car. To install it, the rear seats are removed and then the sleeping pad replaces them. The bed is a little more than a foot off the ground so there is plenty of storage underneath. Up top is a memory foam mattress ensuring sweet dreams and comfort no matter where you are! Once you arrive at your destination the driver and passenger seats are folded down and then the bed unfolds over them using piano hinges. It's a pretty sweet setup. The best part? The overhead storage fits an iPad mini perfectly for watching movies!
Behind the car is a 3 place motorcycle trailer. Surprisingly the Element actually tows the trailer pretty well. We had a total of 4 bikes, one moto and some gear on the trailer. The Element towed it well and I actually got better gas mileage because I was driving a little slower than normal.
The adventure unfolds
For those of you who have read my blogs in the past, you probably know that writing isn't my specialty. While I am far from a good photographer, I think the images I take tell the story from my experiences better than I can by writing. Therefore, I decided I would post more of a photo epic then a rambling story of events.
The final day was another moto ride but I did it as a point to point. I didn't take any pictures because I was trying to outrun the first winter storm. Sofia picked me up at our meeting spot as the rain started coming down hardcore. Perfect timing to end the ride and a perfect time to end the road trip and head back home.
For me, this road trip was a dream come true. When I first bought my Element last summer this is exactly what I wanted to do with it. Colorado is truly an amazing place and I am very fortunate I was able to explore it. By the end of the trip, Sofia and I had the system pretty dialed. We both knew what we needed to do when we arrived at our campsite and we got really good and resourceful with our meals. Throughout the whole trip we only ate out 3 times! I can't wait for the next adventure!