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Jun 11, 2019 - Maintenance and Departure Day

Today we headed into Golden to see about getting the truck's 7500 mile service done while Anita got to a nail saloon. We found Stevinson Chevrolet and they could take the truck right in. They provided a shuttle ride over to Mimi's Cafe where we had breakfast and Mimosas. Anita found a Nail place very close by and walked over, while I walked back to get the truck. Great service by the way, and a please surprise that Stevinson provides free 1st service on all vehicles they sell, and they kindly did the same for ours. I made a run through...

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Summer 2019

Jun 10, 2019 - Mt Evans Ride

Anita found a couple nice motorcycle rides outside of Denver and we chose to try riding up Mt. Evans. The first leg of the ride was from the KOA in Central City to Echo Lake Park via highway 103, and from there is was about 14 miles climbing from about 10,000 feet to the summit at 14,136 feet. Mount Evans is just a little higher than Pike's Peak at 14,115 feet which we road up last summer while in Colorado Springs. The road up the mountain had just been opened for the season 8 days prior to our ride, and there was plenty of snow everywhere...

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Summer 2019

Jun 8, 2019 - Headed West of Denver

The trip from North Platte was about 300 miles on all interstates 80, 76 and 70. Some pretty steep climbs, but nothing to bad. We got site # 7 which was a pull-in (with room to offload and reload the bike) with a beautiful view out of the windshield.. even with all the bugs. The first night we met up with friends from MOSN and another couple for dinner at Vice Kitchen which was very good. The next day after seeing some very light snow flurries in the morning, we took our own tour of the Red Rocks Amphitheater with Ozzy, then stopped in...

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Summer 2019

Sep 25, 2015 - Central City, CO

Left Estes Park and drove the scenic Hwy 7, 72, 119 south towards Central City, CO. The stretch of highway from Estes Park to Nederland was something else…golden Aspen trees dotting the mountain sides and in the valleys. This is the time for fall colors (golden Aspen) in Colorado. Al and I thought we were in the prime fall color season for Aspens. Lot of yellow quaking colors with a few sprinkling of orange and brown. Such a pretty drive. We lunched at Black Forest Restaurant in Nederland. This was a German restaurant so of course I had...

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Jun 30, 2015 - Boulder... no, Golden.

Tuesday June 30, 2015 We planned on going to Boulder today, but ended up spending the day in Golden Colorado instead. We saw the quilt museum (smaller than expected), a quilt shop (unexpected), Yelp came to the rescue yet again and suggested a great Nepalese restaurant for lunch. As a byproduct of walking to lunch, we came across an exhibition of the works of Ansel Adams. This is one of the great things about our vacation. We can often just stop and take advantage of these opportunities as they come up. We went to the Coors brewery tour....

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Jun 29, 2015 - The Mile High City

Monday June 29, 2015 For our Denver day, we start out at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre. It is pretty neat, and free. It is right off interstate 70, so there is no excuse to miss it. When there isn’t a concert actively in progress, it is used as an exercise ground. Picture Rocky going up and down the steps in Philadelphia, but younger, cuter, and with more spandex. Definitely a place for the fit people to see, and be seen. Then we had a bunch of errands to run. You know, life does still require visits to Costco, the dollar store, and REI even...

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Jun 28, 2015 - Shhhhh. We are hunting campgrounds...

Sunday June 28, 2015 Today we are leaving our stay in Estes Park. It is Sunday, people should be going back to their homes and leaving us with plenty of space to camp right? Wrong. We are driving down to Denver and Mary-Jeanine is calling campground after campground. No, all full up is the answer. Apparently Coloradans spend their entire summers camping and hogging up our campgrounds. The attitude can be summed up in a bumper snicker I saw… “I’ve run out of sick days so I’m calling in dead”. The great campground hunt, end up in Central...

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Aug 3, 2014 - Peak-To-Peak Scenic Byway

Peak To Peak Scenic Bywahy Wikipedia...

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Aug 2, 2014 - Denver West KOA

Central City, Colorado Black Hawk, Colorado

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Jul 1, 2014 - Last One Central City

This will be out last update from Central City. We enjoyed our stay very much and would definitely return. We will be making one more stop in the awesome state of Colorado before heading to Nebraska. We love the state of Colorado, it is now second on our favorites list after Alaska. A month spent near Rocky Mountain National Park sealed the deal for us. The wildlife and the massive mountains are hard to beat. The only complaint we have about the area is the high elevations. We have both been feeling the difference in breathing, especially...

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Jun 25, 2014 - Central City, Colorado

We left Grand Lake this morning and drove about 120 miles to Central City, Colorado. We wanted to be closer to Denver to take Vickie and Sam to the airport in the morning. The drive took us over Loveland Pass and through the long tunnel. Sam enjoyed driving through the tunnel and getting grandpa to blow the horn. The drive was a pretty easy one, we arrived in Central City in the early afternoon. We are all set up for the next week at a nice campground with great Wi-Fi...YIPPEE! Now I can start the catch up and finish all the journals from...

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Jun 13, 2014 - Rocky Mountain National Park

Today we go to Rocky Mountain National Park, Lake Brainard, Estes Park and drive through Boulder. Lake Brainard is closed to traffic because of the late snow and still has remnants of snow, but we hike into it about a mile. Weather: High, 51; Low, 39 Campground: Central City KOA

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