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Aug 29, 2016 - Mile High City: Denver

Today was our longest driving day so far. It was also the day we got rain so hard that the 18-wheeler in front of us slowed to 40 miles per hour and turned on his flashers. Which was a very good thing because, with all the spray kicked up by those 18 wheels, to say nothing of the other vehicles whizzing by at something approaching 70 miles per hour, you could not see something as big as the tractor/trailer traveling on all those wheels. Glad we made it through that with no more problem than sore muscles from gripping the steering wheel too...

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Oct 17, 2012 - Chatfield State Park

We have enjoyed our stay at Chatfield State Park and highly recommend it to anyone visiting the Denver area. The park offers a wealth of recreational activities, conveniently located on the southest side of the Denver metropolitan area. Chatfield State Park is truly one of Colorado’s full service outdoor recreation areas. It has something for everyone including all the normal activities with great fishing plus more unique recreational activities including triathlete swimming practice, scuba instruction, hot air ballooning, and remote...

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May 31, 2010 - Day 10

We are in Colorado and stayed at the Chatfield State Park, for the night. It's a very nice campground and recreation center. Water skiing, bike trails, fishing, horseback riding, and pretty scenery. Nothing too exciting except that we stopped at a flying "J" and got a snack there of prepared fried chicken and home fries. Just as we are entering Denver and construction, all three of us were hit with a bout of food poisening. Not fun as we had to get off the highway quick and use the facilities. No more, Flying "J" cooked chicken! We got...

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Sep 1, 2008 - Chatfield State Recreation Area

Todays travels took us west on highway 80 and than onto highway 76 at the Colorado border. After traveling through downtown Denver we arrived at Chatfield State Recreation Area. The park is named after Issac Chatfield who was a Union Lieutenant during the Civil War. He purchased and farmed 720 acres of land located along the South Platte River until 1879. The South Platte would flood several times in the 1930's and 40's causing considerable damage to Denver. In June of 1965 the Platte would flood again resulting in 13 deaths and over $300...

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