Showing posts with label Dashcam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dashcam. Show all posts

Monday, November 21, 2022

Dashcam View While Driving The Big Thompson River Canyon, Boggs Family Ministries

Please pardon the glare and reflection in much of the video. We were driving right into the sun at times.

Dashcam video from our 1995 Prevost XL while driving east on HWY 34 from Estes Park toward I-25 and Loveland, Colorado in July 2022.

We first drove this same route in 2010 and fell in love. The multiple signs that say "Climb to higher ground in case of flooding" intrigued us. Later that week, we discovered the tragic story of a devastating flood in 1976 that took the lives of 144 and destroyed or damaged almost every structure in the Canyon.
Three years after we drove through Big Thompson River Canyon, it flooded again. The 2013 flood was horrible, but the lessons learned and the improvement in forecasting and response saved many lives. According to what I read, there were only 2 deaths in the canyon itself and 10 in the whole area.

This video is lengthy, but I am posting it as it was taken. It is not running at a faster speed at the request of lots of viewers.

I hope you enjoy. Please share this video.


Monday, November 14, 2022

Dashcam Video of The Virgin River Gorge Interstate 15, Boggs Family Ministries

We have been on some beautiful scenic highways and byways, but I-15 through the Virgin River Gorge is one of the best! Wow! It is beauty at every single turn. We had no idea what we were driving into. Wow Again!

This video is exactly how it was recorded on our dashcam.

I hope you enjoy this beautiful drive. We loved every moment of it!

Thank you,


Thursday, July 14, 2022

Another Wonderful Visit to Pike's Peak With Dear Friends

In July of 1999, we visited Pike's Peak for the first time. We had been through Colorado in 1992, but most of our stops that trip were highway overlooks, which we enjoyed very much.

The visit in 99 was also a short trip, but we intended to see a few things. Spending time with friends that were also visiting and knew the area well was a great way to do it. One of the things we did was ride to the top of Pike's Peak with Bro. Larry and Sis. Rosemary Landress and their two daughters and a son in law.

We rode up in their 1 ton dually pickup. Riding down slowly in the bed of the truck and taking in the view was amazing. Walking part of the way down the mountain with their son in law was even more amazing. It was not the smartest thing I have ever done, but it was memorable.😍

The last time we were in revival at Souls Harbor in Colorado Springs, we drove the Green Machine up to the top and captured the trip for prosperity.

December 2020

We had not planned to go to Pike's Peak this trip, but returning the favor by driving Bro. Larry and Sis. Rosemary up seemed like the right thing to do and it was!

We have been to the top at least three times in the summer and once in the winter. This was by far the clearest day and prettiest weather! Wow!

The City of Colorado Springs was in the process of building a new visitors center at the top of Pike's Peak the last time we visited in December 2020. It is now complete and it is beautiful! 

They left one wall of the old building standing.

Sis. Rose sent us these pictures.

Wow Again! What a wonderful excursion with wonderful friends! It was a super great evening.

Thank you for stopping by.


Thursday, December 3, 2020

Driving DOWN Pike's Peak

Our regular post will be along shortly so there will be two Thursday posts.

Tuesday I posted on YouTube of us driving UP Pike's Peak Highway.

Wednesday I posted the video of us driving DOWN Pikes' Peak Highway.

Thank you for reading today. Remember to look for our regular Thursday post about driving the BoggsMobile 200,000 miles!


Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Going Up Pike's Peak

I have been spending too much time editing and preparing videos for YouTube and not enough time getting Mile Markers together. Today should be Vintage View Vednesday, but I did not get to it this week. I have a certain number of hours that I spend in sermon prep each day of revival and between sermons and YouTube, I maxed out this week.

I did put up a video Tuesday from our dashcam as we drove up Pike's Peak Monday. That was the prettiest day this week and we spent three hours doing that. Man, I have all kinds of excuses for not getting my work done today.😁

The video going up the mountain is kind of long, but the scenery is beautiful. I am working on the video going down and I may have it up today or Thursday. The video going down is even better.

I also am working on a high speed dashcam video going to the top and back down in less than three minutes. That is really cool!

Here is the one from yesterday.

Thank you for stopping in today.


Thursday, January 23, 2020

More Fun On The Road

$5 Part Installed
Monday was the warmest day of the week in Bernice, Louisiana so I needed to tackle the windshield wiper repair. Our next travel day is nearly 400 miles and there is a 100% chance of rain. Yep, time to get it done. 

I borrowed a ladder from Pastor Brandon, gathered a ratchet, socket, screwdriver and small pair of Channellock plyers and waded in.

I said it was the warmest day of the week, but it was only 50, very windy and the bus was in the shade. That grew a ten minute job by a few minutes, but we got it. I also changed the wiper blade.

Broken part and a new part.

I will replace the unbroken bracket on the passenger side when it is warmer.

More Fun
Sunday afternoon the drive to Bernice Louisiana was smooth and uneventful for us, but not so smooth and uneventful for a guy we were following. Between Farmersville and Bernice, this nice older GMC pickup pulled out on the road and we followed him for a few miles.

The truck was bouncing from white line to yellow line like a pinball so I backed off and let him have room to bounce.

Later, I was so glad I gave him some room. He was bebopping along and all of a sudden his hood flew up. The dashcam caught the moment it happened.

Here it is zoomed in.

He quickly pulled over and there happened to be a wide spot in front of him where I could pull over too.

Can you see that the hood is not only flung open, but it is hanging completely wopperjawed? It is hanging by the hinge on the passenger side. The driver's side hinge is up in the air.

I do not know if the hood latch in front was undone and as the hood came up, the bolts on the main hinge on the driver's side were sheered loose or if the main hinge came loose first, but it was a mess.

Fortunately, the driver was able to see how to pull over and somehow the windshield avoided getting broken. The hood itself was bent a little, but was in remarkably good shape. The big hinge was bent so I bent it back toward normal and we were able to set the hood back in place without scratching either of the fenders or the hood.

It would not go down enough in the front to latch so we tied the latch to the bumper with a rope. He was good to go, so he went.

I do not love huge rims and ultra thin tires, but the truck was beautiful. Turns out it was a 1977 GMC Cheyenne 10

Like I said Tuesday, it is never boring out here on the road.😇

Hey, thanks for reading!


Thursday, September 19, 2019

Dashcam Incident

We have captured some interesting events with our dashcam since we began using it a few years ago. Right out of the box it captured a guy brake checking me on the interstate. I saw it coming so I was already on the brakes and in no danger of hitting him, but I was continually pointing up at the dashcam.

I could not see the look on his face when he realized he was busted by the camera, but the video plainly showed the smoke from his tailpipe as he mashed the skinny pedal on the right to get away as quick as possible.

The camera has also captured numerous near misses, people passing on a double yellow line, multiple drivers with zero merging skill and driving knowledge, the suicides or near suicides of several animals and a whole bunch of people giving me the signal that they think I am the number one preacher on the highway because I could not magically merge into thin air in order to make up for their lack of planning.

Two weeks ago the dashcam captured an accident. On our way to a tent revival in Pine Prairie, we witnessed an accident in Ferriday, Louisiana. It was a four lane city street, two lanes each direction. We were in the far right lane approaching a signal light. There were some cars in the left lane and it looked like the first car in line was waiting to turn left.

The first car, a white one, turned left right into the path of a car coming from the opposite direction. Ouch! T-bone!

Neither KJ or I actually witness the impact, but we both watched as both cars slid together and came to a halt. The guy coming from the other direction had both hands in the air and a look on his face that said, "What in the world just happened?" or "I cannot believe he just did that." or "Holy Cow! I just paid my car off yesterday!"

It did not appear that anyone was hurt in the accident. Once I realized the dashcam took it all in, I thought the Ferriday police might be interested in the video. Nope. The Ferriday police, the Parish police nor the State police acted as if they had any interest in the video of the accident at all.

Maybe it was too cut and dried to need any video evidence, but I have watched roadside Louisiana justice up close. If I was the guy in the oncoming car, I would welcome some proof that the guy I just t-boned made an illegal left turn on a right into my path and it was not my fault. I am sure his insurance company might be interested too.

Here is the clip. The action begins at about the 8 second mark and happens quickly.

Thank you for tuning in to Mile Markers today. Be safe out there.