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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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Sep 9, 2013 - Cottonwood Pass

Gorgeous Cottonwood Pass winds its way up and over the mountains between Buena Vista and Crested Butte, providing a beautiful scenic drive. With the elevation at 12,126 feet, it is the highest mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains of south-central Colorado. It is located near the border of Gunnison and Chaffee counties in the Sawatch Range. The area surrounding the pass is mostly forest, with the San Isabel National Forest to the east and the Gunnison National Forest to the west. We took a side trip to see Cottonwood Lake, after the lake we...

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Sep 7, 2013 - South Main - Buena Vista

Today we visited South Main in Buena Vista. South Main is a neighborhood designed by kayakers, for kayakers. Cofounder Jed Selby's initial vision for South Main was based on the desire to bring all of life’s necessities, world class kayaking included, within walking distance of one another. That dream has now become a reality. South Main offers the unique opportunity for kayakers to suit up at home, shoulder their boat, and walk a few minutes to six outstanding river park features. Since the project’s inception, South Main has helped to...

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Aug 28, 2013 - Buena Vista, Colorado

Today was a travel day, we are now in Buena Vista, CO. We drove about 150 miles, the hardest part was crossing Monarch Pass. We went from 7,000 feet to over 11,000 in seven miles. This one was worse than the pass going into Skagway, Alaska. :-) They had several runaway ramps in case trucks lost control, I can see why they were needed. We were glad they had a lot of pull offs large enough for our RV pulling the car. We had to stop and let ours cool once about five miles into the pass. We let the engine cool for about 30 minutes, it was fine...

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Jul 18, 2013 - Mount Princeton RV Park

July 18, 2013 We arrived at Mount Princeton RV Park. The site, C-4, was large enough for our trailer, truck and Smart, just not hooked up. We got parked and unloaded the Smart with the usual onlookers. July 19, 2013 We met Sheryl and Steve in Frisco, CO for brunch at the Log Cabin Café. After eating we walked around the town. Bob has been going to the Log Cabin for years. It was a standard stop when ever Bob went to Denver for work. Frisco is a delightful town at just over 9000 feet. July 20, 2013 The day did not start out well. Bob had a...

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Hither 'N' Yon 2013

Jul 12, 2013 - Cottonwood Pass 3

We stayed another night since the views of the Collegiate peaks are tremendous. We hiked and biked for several miles and came back to the camp to read and look at views. An afternoon thunderstorm has come up everyday and it's so nice to get in the camper and be dry. I am trying to figureout how to put pics with this as we have some amazing shots.

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Jul 11, 2013 - Cottonwood Pass 2

We moved down the mtn about 2 miles on a forest road to another campsite with no one anywhere around. We are at @9800 and its our 32nd anniversary. We had a great bottle of champagne and watched the sunset from our "truck condo". Buying the camper was the best we always have a clean place to stay with a shower, stove, and toilet. Yukon is loving sleeping in the back of the truck and seems to be rejuvenating.

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