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Sep 7, 2007 - Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Carla here—we're at the Air Force Academy campground. We have a great site with a road on one side and no one on the other. # We're also having great weather—40s at night, 70s during the day. We'll be here until September 21 when we're moving on to Wichita, Kansas for the Heavy Duty Truck Rally. September 22-24 I'll be taking Shelby and Gage back home and picking up Weston (leaving Pete & the dogs in Wichita with the 5th wheel = saves gas!). While we're here we plan on seeing the Air Force Academy, Pike's Peak, the Manitou Cliff Dwellings,...

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The Nelson's Travels

Jul 8, 2007 - Colorado Springs, CO

7/5/07 Golden, CO to Falcon, CO - We drove to Colorado Springs and set up in a very basic campground in Falcon, CO. We were spoiled after all the amenities of Dakota Ridge in Golden. At least we had a full hook up (water, electricity and sewer). Went out to Marie Jackson's house to meet up with all the Jackson and Wannamaker families here for the wedding on Saturday. 7/6/07 Went to Garden of the Gods with friends Dave and Lora Riopel. Gardens are actually huge rocks not flowers. Hiked through some of the rock formations and took lots of...

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Jul 7, 2007 - Denver and on to Colorado Springs

We are moving into the back stretch as we make our way home. We had difficulty finding a camping location in the Denver area. Most of the parks had sold their property because of rising land values. We stayed at a fairly nice park in Golden Colorado, although they seem to enjoy menu pricing. (cable, wi-fi, 50 amp all extra). We got an early jump to our Denver walk. The walk started on the 16th street mall. Overall the downtown area was very clean. This walk also brought back memories for Suanne who had grown up in the Denver area. Rather...

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Jul 4, 2007 - Mueller State Park Colorado

We entered Colorado Springs and visited Del's son and wife, Mike and Robin, in their lovely home. They took us to eat some great BBQ place. Also, Annie and their puppy, Pixie, had a good play time. We drove approximately 20 miles to Mueller State Park. This park is 6,000 acreas of beauty - meadows and ridges. "Look Out for Bear" signs were abundant, but we didn't spot one. This is a lovely park with many family activities. Mike and Robin visited us on Thursday and we went to Cripple Creek for dinner and play a few games.

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Jul 2, 2007 - On to Colorado Springs

Today we head to Colorado Springs to meet our daughter, Natali, who is flying in from Houston to spend the week with us. We arrived at the Garden of the Gods RV Park around noon, checked in and headed to the Colorado Springs Airport to pick up Natali.

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2007 Vacation Trip

Jun 30, 2007 - Colorado Springs Colorado

Left Montrose Colorado this morning for Colorado Springs/Penrose Colorado. Drove directly east of State route 50, pretty nice road. There was about 20 miles of significant grade to get to 7000-8000 feet and then the road wasn't too bad. Not too bad until we started driving up the road to Monarch pass. It was a hard pull for about 10 miles till we got to the pass at 11312 feet. Then it was about 11 miles of 6% down hill grade; mostly in 2nd gear and using the brakes frequently. Most turns were marked at 35-45 mile an hour, but slower for a...

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Jun 27, 2007 - Air Force and Garden of the Gods

Not being natural early risers, we slept in a bit today, all the way to 07:30. We took a trip north to the United States Air Force Academy. We saw the Cadet Chapel, a beautiful piece of architecture, as well as the athletic facilities. When one sees this, paying taxes doesn't seem quite as bad. OK, I'm sentimental. We also saw cadets flying gliders and practicing parachuting, two activities every student completes during his education here. Great place to go to school. After a picnic lunch, we toured Garden of the Gods, which is not a...

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Southwest Tour

Jun 26, 2007 - another driving day

Not many pictures on this driving day. We left Mesa Verde, everything we thought it might be. Highway 160 continues across southern Colorado up into Wolf Creek Pass (10,300ft). It passes by the Great Sand Dune National Monument. Though we didn't tour, you could see the sand dunes towering over the otherwise flat fields and pastures. We turned north through Pueblo, CO and into Colorado Springs. No touring today.

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Southwest Tour

May 29, 2007 - Colorado Springs/ Rocky Mountain National Park

Got a few days off for the Memorial Day holiday and flew out to Colorado to visit my friend Chrissy. In typical fashion, we crammed as much as we could into our long weekend. On Saturday, I hiked around the Garden of the Gods, which is an area of unusual red rock formations near Pikes Peek in Colorado Springs. As soon as Chrissy got off of work, we headed down to Rocky Mounatin National Park and had dinner at a local brewing company where I even did a beer tasting (I still hate the stuff, but Chrissy was proud of me for trying!). We were up...

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May 27, 2007 - Garden of the Gods....

Today we went to the Garden of the Gods, a public park located in Colorado Springs. It contains conglomerate sandstone hogback formations belonging geologically to the Fountain Formation. The name Colorado is said to come from the color of this sandstone. We stopped at the visitor's center first, as they show a film entitled "Where did they come from?" We were told it was very well done. It was, & for the $2 entrance fee well worth the cost & our time. It made hiking through the area much more enjoyable. We learned a lot. Such as.... The...

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May 23, 2007 - Colorado...

We have arrived in Colorado, wet, cold & tired, but safely. It was such a beautiful drive this morning. The sun was shining brightly & then, wham...a massive storm front that continued for the next 100 miles. I mean it flat poured & never stopped. We finally pulled into a rest area for lunch. Our hot chili was appreciated as the temperature outside was a cool 41 degrees! The Mountaindale Campground & RV Park turned out to be a very pleasant surprise! As I mentioned yesterday, we called ahead & made a reservation for the first time since we...

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Mar 26, 2007 - Colorado Springs, CO

This was our last stop before heading home - and our coldest - I guess we had to begin re-aclimating to MN. Denny had many places on his list to re-visit since he last lived in this area: - we went to an Irish bar in Palmer Lake - where you can grill your own steaks - The Air Force Academy and toured the Chapel - beautiful - Garden of the Gods - once on a day when the clouds were swirling at your feet and then again when the sun was shining through. The sunny day was the day we got lost on the trails - that's when a digital camera comes...

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