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Mar 22, 2017 - No Whoopers

Castle Rock, CO Today’s tour focused on the rainwater basin. Our first goal was to see a prairie dog town. We saw an apparent town but, since it was cloudy and cold, not a rodent was in sight. Totally unfazed, our guide assured us the prairie dogs were really there and if we ever came back we would be able to see them. From there our guide took us through the now defunct Naval Ammunition Depot, the largest US WWII munitions plant operating from 1942 to 1946. It produced over 40% of the U.S. Navy's munitions. Built on 49,000 acres, it had...

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Birds and Blooms

Jun 21, 2013 - Jellystone Cont.

The kids went swimming and played around the campsite including a visit with Yogi Bear. In the evening we we went to the community pool in Castle Rock for a couple hours of swimming that was open to Natalie's swim team. There was a big slide and a lazy river they could float through. I think the slide was the biggest hit! It was a fun time for the kids and great to visit and picnic pool side On the way back to camp they spotted a car show so stopped to see them. Pappa had stories about the ones he use to own and wish he still had. Saturday...

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Jun 20, 2013 - Jellystone Campground

It was a short drive (about 45 miles)from Woodland Park to Larkspur Co. We are staying at 'Jellystone Campground'. We are not impressed with our campsite. We face the freeway and a well used train track. We will make the best of it. Diana's baby sister and her family (the kids great aunt) live in Castle Rock. Another sister just moved to Parker. So we plan to spend some time with them. The campground is 100% kid oriented. There are activities scheduled every hour, candy bar bingo, rock hunting classes, hayrides, baby goats to feed,...

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Oct 3, 2011 - Garden of the Gods

Yesterday we visited family in Castle Rock then drove 30 miles south to The Garden of the Gods. Very cool place. Pat let me use her camera, so check out the pictures. Today we drive to Trinidad (180 miles, I think), then tomorrow on to Albuquerque and the Balloon Fest! Then I guess we'll start getting serious about starting home Trapper

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Oct 2, 2011 - Friday and Saturday

Friday was our second day in Rocky Mountain National Park. This time we went to the east side and spent the day there. Not so dramatic as the west side of the park. We decided on some hikes so first we hiked around Bear Lake (very popular)which was pretty flat and just under a mile. Then we hiked to Alberta Falls...a mile in, and a mile back. This was intermediate/challenging with no flat sections and grades of 10 percent or better. Done hiking around 3:00, we drove out of the park (past the ever present elk) and into the town of Estes...

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May 13, 2011 - The Journey Begins

‎The Rapture. Evidently some group has determined that "The End" is going to be on May 21st. THIS May 21st. So let me get this straight... I win a trip to Ireland. The Queen decides to make a trip there as well the same time, upsetting the IRA, but should that end in a big nothing, several days later it is the end of the world as we know it? Almost EVERYONE I know is going to be whisked away while I'm in the passenger seat of a rented Ford Fiesta? Well that is just terrific I tell you. Just terrific. Further, I'm to be in Ireland. So like...

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May 12, 2011 - Twas the Night Before Leaving

Ok, it is the night before we leave and I’m wound like a clock. For all you youngsters, clocks once had a series of numbers on a round face and hands that moved across it indicating time. Inside were springs and things (hey I’m old not a clock maker) and they needed to be wound up to keep the clock ticking. Someone has turned my springs to the fully loaded mark. I’m just wondering if I’m the only person who gets likes this? It isn’t as if I have last minute things to do. Nope. I’m packed. Tomorrow before leaving for work I have to just toss...

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Apr 28, 2011 - Getting Ready

First, let me say this is not an infomercial for any sort of packing gear. It is more the ramblings of an insomniac planning a trip. We’re two weeks from leaving for Ireland. First, let me say this is not an infomercial for any sort of packing gear. It is more the ramblings of an insomniac planning a trip. We’re two weeks from leaving for Ireland. For those not updated, I’ve hit a run of luck these days regarding travels. With the flurry of votes for an Earth Day photo contest last spring, I won a trip to St. Thomas, USVI. We took the trip...

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Apr 1, 2008 - Castle Rock, CO

We arrived in Castle Rock, CO yesterday…it was a pretty uneventful trip here. Of course it always is for me, because I’m not driving. Ha, ha…I tend to sleep and eat most of our driving time. It was interesting trying to find fuel stops in New Mexico but luckily we always do at about ¼ tank fuel level. At one stop in New Mexico, I bought homemade tamales that were to die for…spicy and on the dry side. Mmmmm I really enjoyed today with my doggies and Honey Roberts (the slightly hyper golden retriever.) We went for a walk first thing this...

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Sep 26, 2007 - Papillion to Castle Rock, CO.

We did not leave home until around 9 AM, about an hour later than we had planned. Then we made a quick gas stop and dropped some stuff in the mail and we were on the road headed west. What we faced then was the long, mind numbing drive on the interstate across Nebraska and the high plains of Colorado. In reality I don't mind that drive as much as some folks seem to. There are changes in the land as you drive and a good part of the I-80 part is along the Platte River. Even though you don't see that much of the river itself it does have its...

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Southwest Fall 2007

Sep 4, 2007 - Castle Rock, Colorado

Traveled as far as Castle Rock, Colorado today. Another long day of driving. Castle Rock is about 30 miles South of Denver. It is good to see trees and mountains again. Although I do have to say I did like Bozeman, MT. In the 90's again today but has really cooled off tonight. There has been a lot of road construction through Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. They need to do something - the roads are pretty bad. In Wyoming and Colorado since they have have red rock in the hills - the roads have a red tint to them. Plan on only going to...

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Jun 18, 2007 - Castle Rock, CO

We drove 386 miles today from Moab to Castle Rock, CO. Linda's sister lives here on a beautiful ranch. We will be staying here until Thursday morning. The drive through the Rockies from West to East was a little steeper than the way out to Moab. I had to put the pedal to the metal to get up the grade just before the Eisenhower Tunnel. Managed to maintain 50 MPH. From there it was easy. I think that the plan is to go to Old Colorado City tomorrow. There is a lot of thing to see there. Sorry no pictures today. More later.

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