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Aug 17, 2018 - Heber City, UT to Craig, CO

August 17, 2018 We were up at 6:00 in order to drive to West Valley to the Sprinter service agent. Got there with time for breakfast in the rig and then they checked us in. We were prepared to stay for 3-4 hours in the lounge. After 15 minutes Matt told us that the mechanic had figured a way to bolt the shroud in place without having to replace the radiator. We were on our way to Craig by 9:00 with big smiles on our faces. Got gas, lunch for Bob and a few groceries in Heber City. We meandered through the Uinta and Ouray Indian Reservations...

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Jun 28, 2016 - Kremmling to Craig, Colorado

Kremmling to Craig Day 40: Monday, June 27 Although we had a short trip for the day, 92 miles, we elected to start earlier than originally planned (10 am) for two reasons: there could be construction delays on Rabbit Ears Pass lasting as long as 45 minutes; we wanted to arrive in Craig and setup before the heat of late afternoon, 88 degrees was the forecast. We had a cool (54 degrees) clear morning with no wind as we pulled out of our site at 8:40 am. We drove up Muddy Creek Canyon to the foot of Rabbit Ears Pass. “Rabbit Ears” is a...

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Jun 3, 2016 - Salt Lake City to Craig, Colorado

We left Salt Lake City fairly early this morning and traveled to Craig, Colorado. The scenery was very pretty on the way. We stopped for gas and coffee along the way, and the convenience store had Cinnabon Rolls and Krispy Crème Donuts. Surprisingly, we behaved for the most part, by not buying any. However they did have a free sample of the rolls. Delicious. Boy did it smell good in there. In Roosevelt, we went by a drive-in theatre. You don’t see many of those any more. We noticed that the mountainsides were much greener than they have...

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May 27, 2016 - Craig, Colorado

There is very little to report today. It is a day of rest. We have coffee in the RV. We have a late breakfast in town. We know our way around. We shop at Walmart. We are back at the RV Park around noon. We relax in the afternoon. It is not a day to be out exploring. I do some laundry. Our batteries are recharged. In the late afternoon, we have several small hail showers. Memorial Day activities start tonight in Craig. There are amusement rides set up. Rounds one and two of the bronco busting are tonight. It is a shame that they are not...

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May 25, 2016 - Craig, Colorado

People think that we wander and never plan ahead. They would be partly correct. Unfortunately, we need to deal with holidays. I spend the early morning planning our next week. We are headed to Casper, Wyoming. Arriving at the end of the holiday weekend would be best. We decide to have a mini-vacation in Craig, Colorado. This is not a planned stop but we are easily entertained. Whittle the Wood is a chainsaw carving competition held in Craig every June. In 1999, the city looked for a way to preserve the historic cottonwood trees...

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May 24, 2016 - Craig, Colorado

Today is a travel day. We head east on I70. Yes, I said east. This does NOT mean we are headed home. The Interstate is marked as scenic. We follow the Colorado River. I take videos for John but forget to take pictures for me. At seventy miles an hour, I just sit back and watch. The further we travel east, the more I see those mountains ahead. The Rocky Mountains are great but they get in my way. After an hour on the interstate, we arrive in Rifle, CO. We have breakfast at Shooter’s Grill. All the waitresses are wearing guns. Obviously, John...

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Sep 15, 2014 - Vernal, UT to Craig, CO

September 15, 2014 Slept with the screen door open and had no smoke or CO2 alarms during the night! Not sure we have identified the problem or the solution yet. Short travel day so we took advantage of a good camp laundry. Grocery shopped and were on our way to Colorado on Hwy 40 by 10:00. The travel center didn’t provide much guidance on what we could do in western CO; however, I had information having read other folks blogs. In Maybell we turned north on Hwy 318 for 14 miles to see if we could find the wild mustangs of Sand Wash Basin....

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Jun 2, 2014 - Last One From Craig

This will be out last update from Craig, Colorado. We love this town and already wished we had planned more time here. They have a booklet at the Chamber of Commerce that says they have 101 things to do in the area. We found even MORE than the 101 items listed. We especially loved exploring the Dinosaur Monument National Park in the area too. Some parts of it were quite a drive, but worth every mile we drove. We will be leaving tomorrow morning. I am adding a few pictures taken in the area that never made it into the updates for the area....

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Jun 1, 2014 - Juniper Hot Springs

This update covers our visit to Juniper Hot Springs. We really didn’t know what to expect when we went to visit the springs. We had read about the “healing waters” of the springs, but we also read about problems in the area with vandalism etc. We went to see them and wished once we arrived that we had taken our swimsuits with us. One of the pools is huge and much colder than the others. The owner was actually swimming in the second pool and told us which ones are hot and really hot and just cool. They also have a camping area for self...

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May 31, 2014 - Marcia Car

We visited the Marcia Car in downtown Craig today. We wanted to take the tour and see the inside, but it was closed. The Marcia Car is a private railroad car commissioned in 1906 by David Moffat, a prominent Denver, CO banker who played an important role in America's railroad development. Moffat named the car "Marcia" after his daughter and used it primarily for inspection tours of the Moffat Railroad line and to entertain prospective investors for the project. This car, owned by the Craig Chamber of Commerce, is in pristine condition and...

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May 30, 2014 - Fortification Rocks

You never know what you will find while out exploring in the area of Craig. Moffat county is huge and includes a lot of wilderness areas. While out exploring today we ran into a most unusual volcanic lift of rocks called Fortification Rocks. I could not find a lot of information about the area, only that it is believed several American Indian tribes used the formations for fortifications before battle. Today, this area is known as home to a large number of rattlesnakes. Yikes! I am adding a picture from the area showing a little girl...

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May 29, 2014 - Yampa River S.P.

This update covers our visit to Yampa River State Park. We found this park to be incredibly beautiful, it is located right on the river with huge sites. We only saw a few people camping in the park and were surprised it was not full. We drove all over the park and took pictures. This is a perfect place for a picnic or to just relax and watch the birds even if you don’t camp here. The park is also a huge wildlife area, they have a lot of pictures showing all the wildlife you can expect to see in the park. The Yampa River is also a popular...

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