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Aug 29, 2009 - Adams State College

Here we are, still in Alamosa, as the perfect weather is just too alluring to leave. We really are going to move on one of these days but what’s the rush? Today we explored the Adams State College campus. It is a lovely campus with large shade trees and grassy areas on which to relax. Adams State College was founded in 1923 as a teachers’ college but has since grown into a liberal arts college that now offers “bachelor's degree in any of 16 majors, with 28 minors and emphases”. We enjoyed viewing the various art displays and Blayde enjoyed...

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Aug 23, 2009 - Wandered Back Into Alamosa

Last night we enjoyed seeing the Milky Way and so many bright stars prior to settling in to a very quiet night of sleep. It never ceases to amaze us how big the night sky can be when parked in the wilderness. Today we continued our wandering adventure south and visited the Beckwith Ranch just outside of Westcliffe, Colorado. We also learned about the failed Colfax Colony (see picture above explaining what happened to these German immigrants). Although Beckwith Ranch is currently in a state of restoration I had no trouble imagining what this...

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Jul 7, 2009 - Santa Fe, NM to Alamosa, CO

Tuesday July 7th, 2009 Well today we are finally heading into Colorado! I had to do laundry before checking out of the RV Park. I was able to get my walk in while the clothes were washing and drying. Leaving the Santa Fe Skies RV Park we took highway 599 to bypass the business and tourist district in the RV’s. We got on Highway 285 that would take us to our next destination, Alamosa Colorado. I did not realize though that in Espanola the road split off somewhere. We realized that we missed a turn somewhere and were well on our way to...

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Jun 8, 2009 - Garden of the Gods

After a great nights rest we went out to explore some more of Manitou Springs, CO. First, we drove up to the 'Garden of the Gods' State Park. Here you can drive, bike, walk, hike, or picnic among huge red rock formations. Basically, these conglomerate stones were made into intense, mind-boggling, balancing formations due to the high winds impact on the soft sedimentary portions of the rock - leaving only the hardest sections. The park also had some great views of the surrounding mountains and Pike's Peak. Next, we went to the Cliff...

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Jun 4, 2009 - Our Stay in Alamosa

We have so enjoyed our stay in Alamosa, Colorado. Willis has repeatedly stated that he likes this part of Colorado the best so far. I think it is because he can enjoy the “open sky” feeling, great hiking weather, and still appreciate the beauty of the mountains. Blayde seems to like Alamosa a lot, too, since they have a wonderful large park for him to play in. The clouds have been closing in on the mountains frequently throughout the day each day which makes taking a picture of the peaks difficult, however, the clouds finally broke enough...

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Jun 2, 2009 - Wolf Creek Pass

We woke to a lovely sunny day in Bayfield, Colorado, this morning. After doing a load of laundry, and then picking up our mail at the post office, we headed out towards Wolf Creek Pass. As we neared Pagosa Springs the weather started getting gray and cloudy again, then came the drizzle, and then came the rain. Despite the rain, we still appreciated the grandeur and beauty of this area of Colorado. It has been a long time since we had driven Highway 160 into Wolf Creek Pass. They have added a new tunnel (in 2004) so there are now two tunnels...

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May 10, 2009 - Santa Fe, NM to Alamosa, CO

Yesterday, We drove from Santa Fe, north to Alamosa, Colorado. This is high desert terrain, extremely arid, and very windy. The RV caught one gust that nearly ran us off the road. The Alamosa region is known for its potato crops. Supposedly the second largest fresh potato shippers in the U.S., whatever that means. The soil contain a great deal of sand, which allows the potatoes to expand, apparently. The region also boasts several old railways; the Rio Grande and the Cumbres and Toltec. From looking at the map, the latter follows a winding...

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Fuehr's Tours 2009

Sep 8, 2008 - camp at alamosa, colo.

drove from cortez colo camp to alamosa koa camp driving through wooded country and wolf creek pass at 10,850 feet elev. - today was warm, clear and a cool night...our route wss rt160 - tomorrow we are heading towards denver.. ron/barbara OUR DAY 4 TO MARYLAND PHOTOS

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Jul 16, 2008 - Day 13

Day 13 We left Mesa Verde, Colorado for Alamosa, Colorado. It was 186 miles and we traveled from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. We got 10.4 mpg. It was a beautiful drive along Colorado route 160 back into the Rockies and across the Continental Divide. We crossed at Wolf Creek Pass which has an elevation of 10,850 feet. This was by far the steepest climb of the entire trip. It was over 8 miles going straight up. We again saw snow on the ground and stopped at the very top of the pass. We also saw plenty more wildlife along the way. The campground...

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Summer Trip 2008

Jun 23, 2008 - Mon. - Alamosa, CO

(Leaving: Oklahoma City, OK - Destination: Alamosa, CO - 610 miles) 05:07 AM Betty wakes us up because the alarm did not go off at 5AM so we all get up, get dressed and get ready to go to breakfast. 05:55 AM We go have our free continental breakfast; cereal, sweet rolls, juice and coffee. It is all good. 06:26 AM We leave the Comfort Inn in search of Colorado. 06:31 AM We are on I-40 heading west. 08:20 AM We stop at The Flying J in Sayre, OK for gas ($3.81 - $28.00) and a potty break. 08:34 AM We are going again. 08:52 AM We cross the...

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JD's Vacation 2008

May 28, 2008 - Alamosa, CO - Great Sand Dunes National Park

We spent most of the morning at the Camping World near the KOA getting Arvy serviced (oil change). The pups and I sat in the Jeep and waited. I read. They snoozed. We were able to hook up and get on the road by 11:30 a.m. We headed south on I25, then west on US60 toward Alamosa, CO. On the way we took a short detour and visited the Great Sand Dunes National Park. The Sand Dunes were created about 15,000 years ago by the prevailing southwest winds that blow across the San Luis (pronounced Lewis) Valley. The winds pick up sand from the valley...

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Apr 15, 2008 - April 15 The dreaded tax day

Hi All, We have been of the web since Sat. Sat. we went to Las Vegas to check on our lost package (the shipper fault, not the Post Office) and do some more sightseeing. We had heard about a local eatery south of the interstate and of a winery in the same direction. We tried both and had a enjoyalbe time buying a bottle of wine for later. We then hit the way back button on the way back to Santa Fe. The county road was marked as paved, but after about 20 miles it turned to dirt. A combination of GPS and stupid keep us going and we made it...

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