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Jun 8, 2017 - Over the mountains to Buena Vista

/// Valley RV Park Buena Vista, CO Thursday – June 8, 2017 A Travel Day: We departed Centennial RV Park south of Montrose, CO at 8:30 A.M. Our route today would take us east on US 50 through Gunnison, over Monarch Pass to Jct. of US 24 and north to Buena Vista. A distance of 168 miles. The scenery for the entire trip was very nice. The 2007 FORD F-350 SUPER DUTY DRW KING RANCH got a decent workout today. The climb through the pass was not that tough and the truck pulled the grades without issue and we did hold up any traffic. The overall...

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Sep 9, 2016 - Back to Buena Vista, CO

After spending July 5th to Sept 9th in Woodland Park, CO taking outpatient therapy I have left for Texas. As you can see in my itinerary I will be spending about 8 weeks in Texas before leaving for Apache Junction, AZ to spent the winter. I went back to Buena Vista to get my motorcycle trailer. I will take to Apache Junction to sell.

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Jul 27, 2016 - Buena Vista CO

July 25 Cody and I took a day trip to Alma Colorado which is on the other side of the mountains from Buena Vista. Mosquito Pass road starts in Alma. In the seventies I took my old Blazer across Mosquito Pass to Leadville. It follows an old stagecoach trail and is the highest road in the U.S that goes from one town to another. At its peak Mosquito Pass is over 13,000 feet. Unfortunately with my truck I could only go about 6 miles down the road before it got too rocky for me to go any farther. Later we went up the road to Breckenridge. It was...

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Jul 24, 2016 - Buena Vista CO

July 23 Moved to Buena Vista today. It is 145 miles east of Montrose and involved crossing three passes. The first two were OK but the third one was a butte. It peaked out at 11,300 feet after a six mile climb to the continental divide. The poor truck needed first gear for half of the way up and most of the way down. But it was a pretty ride as the road snaked through the mountains with some of the peaks over 14,000 feet. July 24 Today we took a day trip to Aspen area. The Maroon Bells were the focus of the trip. They are a set of mountains...

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Apr 28, 2016 - Snow

My lifestyle is to be somewhere it is cool during the summer and somewhere warm in the winter. I am not supposed to EVER be in snow. But here I am. I came to Buena Vista a day early due to the weather forecast. They were right this time. It snowed for three days after I got here. It would snow about 3 to 4 inches and then most of it would melt. Then do it over. I just looked out the window while typing this (5-8) and there was a light flurry happening. Three days straight now. I am sure it will be nice this summer.

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Aug 13, 2015 - NOT AGAIN!

Thursday AM we hooked up and headed east on I-70 then turned south on Route 24 to the Arrowhead Point Campground just north of Buena Vista, a total of 113 miles. Along the way we passed over Tennessee Pass – 10, 424’ and through Leadville, at 10,152’, the highest incorporated city in the country. AND . . . we had the @#^$*&^ DPF light come on again – five times before we arrived at Arrowhead Point. CRAP! By 1880 Leadville was one of the WORLD’S largest and richest silver camps with a population of 14,000. They originally mined for gold...

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Jul 6, 2014 - Drive Home from Vegas Road Trip

We got up early to make the long drive back to Buena Vista. Although it was long we got to see quite a bit of Utah. We tipped the corner of Arizona and on into Utah for a long trek down I-15 North. That is surely one beautiful state. There's really nothing there, at least where we were but it was like driving through the Grand Canyon. For miles and miles there were no telephone poles, no cell towers, no houses, and literally nothing. Probably one of the most natural places I've ever seen. It was breath taking. God made such an awe inspiring...

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Jun 1, 2014 - 4th and Final Day for Road Trip to Colorado

So we wake up refreshed and relieved that this was the last day of the trip. We only had about 200 miles to get to Buena Vista, Colorado. It was a Sunday so we wanted to get there kind of early to let Bill rest before work started for him on Monday. It was one of the most beautiful drives I have ever taken in my life. I was stoked when I saw how breath taking it was as I had always heard Colorado was one of the prettiest places to visit in the United States. We did drive for many many miles on the longest straightest road I've ever been on...

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Oct 26, 2013 - Last Update Buena Vista

This will be our last update from beautiful Buena Vista. We enjoyed every minute in this awesome town, and we will definitely return in the future. We are going to be busy for the next few days, we are preparing for our drive to Utah. We may make one more stop in Colorado for about a week before continuing our drive to Utah. We heard about a cool state park that has a lot of moose. We will be going moose hunting, not to kill, just for the views. :-) We are not sure how our Sprint WiFi will work there, the state park does not have WiFi. I...

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Oct 16, 2013 - Back Home Buena Vista

We are back home in beautiful Buena Vista. We love taking special trips to hotels once in a while, but we are always happy to get back home to our own bed in our RV. :-) The huge mountains in this area are all covered with snow. This is one of our favorite areas in Colorado. We only have a few more weeks to spend in Colorado before heading to Utah. We are planning one more trip back to Vail, one more to Aspen and a few other places we missed. We have definitely been busy exploring this area, it’s hard to believe how many updates I have done...

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Oct 1, 2013 - McPhelemy Park & More

We enjoyed a relaxing day watching the ducks swim at McPhelemy Park. The park is located on West Main Street, it has four personal pavilions, fishing at the lake, and lots of area to watch birds and relax. It also has a great playground for the kids and a beautiful picnic area. Several of the town's special events are also held here. We just missed the children’s fishing tournament and wished we had visited earlier. The lake is located in the middle of the park and is loaded with ducks. I love just sitting and watching the ducks swim and...

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Sep 14, 2013 - Apple Fest

We had a great time today at the Apple Fest in Buena Vista at the Turner Farm. The Historic Turner Farm was purchased by Buena Vista Heritage in order to restore the old apple farm to a "living museum" of the early 1900 vintage. The farm features about 50 apple trees and five buildings: the two-story farm house, the "mother-in-law cabin," the homestead cabin, the garage/workshop and the barn/tack room. It was like stepping back in time for a day. We learned about mining, quilting, black smithing, butter making, sewing, & how to operate the...

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