Monday, November 23, 2015


Bob's Conoco station is in downtown Steamboat Springs.
Bob just sold the Conoco station after running it for too many years to
count. I'm pretty happy for Bob he's the nicest guy you would ever want to meet
he deserves to retire and have some fun.
The new owner is going to keep it going - gas station and car repair, how cool is that?
Here's a quick story about Bob and the guys that work there.
Many years ago I had to drive to Texas to meet my husband.
He needed a ride home - anyway it was 104˚ in Texas that 
summer. A functioning air conditioner in my truck would be a 
nice feature. I had the truck packed - turned on the key and heard a 
thump!!! It wasn't a mechanical thump but the sound of a mouse
type thump. The first auto mechanic I went to had no time to look at my
problem(and didn't really care that I was driving into the inferno we call Texas).
I was desperate to find this poor mouse. I stopped at Bob's, the
guys dropped everything after they heard my story - they took apart the 
wheel cage under my dash and voila they found the mouse. 
I was on my way mouse free with a functioning air conditioner. 
Crisis averted - although the mouse was not so lucky.
Thanks for taking a look.


  1. I LOVE that! I think it needs to find it's way to where it is intended!!!! Can we somehow help to do that?

  2. A beautiful little story and a beautiful tribute to Bob and his good work. Thanks, MB.