10-Sep-1999 -- My Summer Vacation 1999, by Gila Mon
Me and my family went on vacation to my grandparents house in
Colorado. My cousin Hank brought his global positioning satellite unit. I hadn't
seen one of those things since a failed attempt at a confluence near my
home town in Payson.
Hank showed me how to use the GPS and I told him about the Confluence
Project. He liked it. While fishing at Lake Antera we noticed we were
close to a confluence near Fairplay, but we weren't close enough and didn't get it.
The next day my dad and I went to Woodland Park for a big yard sale and
to get another confluence in the general direction. We had breakfast,
bought a Lego set at the yard sale and headed out.
When we got close to the point we had to cross a gate that was posted
private property and dad thought it risky. We tried to go around the
property and meet the point on the other side. It didn't work so we had
to cross that posted line and get the pics.
I opted for a panorama style photo collage of the site. It was
beautiful. I look forward to many more summer vacations and conquering
more confluence points in the next summer.
The sign in picture 5 read: Warning - US Air Force Installation, It
is unlawful to enter this area without the permission of the
Installation Commander. While on this installation all personnel and
the property under their control are subject to search.