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Sep 3, 2015 - While in Carbondale, CO

Daily Mileage--12 Total Trip Mileage--4485 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Aire parked at Gateway RV Park on Aug 19th and has been here for two weeks. Our 2 week stay in Carbondale has been interesting. Gateway RV park is owned by the city of Carbondale, and is located between the Roaring Fork River and CO Hwy 82, the only highway linking I-70 and Aspen. Lots of commuter traffic up and down the valley, starting at 5:30 AM. We had Thunder Boomers many afternoons, rain a couple of days,...

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Jul 7, 2014 - Dog-free days!

Yesterday Jeff went for a 10 mile run while I knocked out a 4 mile hike. At the two mile point I turned back and heard a crashing in the woods. Was it a deer? No, it was a brown bear coming down out of his tree for an evening stroll! Yikes! I kept walking and then stopped the first bicyclist who happened by on the trail. We both went back to get a better look at him. It was exciting but I decided that it was time to move on. After all, the bicyclist had a faster mode of escape than I did! Today Jeff played golf on a public course that...

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Aug 31, 2012 - The road to Carbondale

We left Cortez, rode through Durango and Silverton on our way to Carbondale via the Million Dollar Highway, as route 550 is known. As we left Silverton on our way north, we passed the red mountains and the Curecanti National Recreation Area, which contains Curecanti Creek, the reservoir, and Box Canyon. We passed through the town of Redstone , where there are several kilns in a row along the road. I managed to get a picture of one of them, but the long view of the row of abandoned kilns did not come out. We then rode along Crystal Creek for...

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Jul 26, 2011 - DUAC Reunion

July 22-26… Unbelievable drive to the DUAC reunion—took the RV, towing, up through the Eisenhower tunnel. We probably averaged 2 miles per gallon. Lots of long downhills, lots of road construction. We should not have been hooked together. Scary. After our experience in Wisconsin, we are both very nervous about downhills. We arrived at the BRB campground “and resort” around 2:30, and immediately started spending time with my college friends. By nightfall, most of us were there, and we were having a wonderful time. The next couple of days...

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Jun 11, 2009 - Boondocking at Redstone Campground

We are staying at the Forest Service campground 1 mile from Redstone. What a deal at half-price. $177 for 2 weeks stay. Driving south on CO 133 from the campground in Redstone, we visited the town of Marble which is the site of the historic marble mill in which marble blocks were carved and then shipped throughout the country. Founded in 1905, the site was the location of a large marble processing mill. Many famous structures were constructed of this marble, including the Lincoln Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington Cemetery....

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Aug 22, 2008 - Day 19

We got a late start from Grand Junction this morning but we didn’t have a great distance to go. We had the usual point and look delays because the landscape just keeps changing to another “Wow”. We traveled along I-70, which runs from the middle of Utah to Denver and on to Kansas City. The travelers on this highway are obviously former residents of Los Angeles. We were almost run over several times and we aren’t some small object on the road. Between Rifle and Silt (you gotta love those names) a bald eagle flew right across the road in...

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