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Mar 19, 2016 - Larry goes to hospital

17 March Made a great Beef Stroganoff today along with a lemon pie. Larry got a bit of the steak caught in his esophagus and walked about a bit but it wouldn't move. He called the hospital in Salida and they said come on down. So we drove to Salida - getting there around 8:30 p.m. He saw the doc and they decided it was very serious and wanted to helicopter him to Colorado Springs but the weather was bad in CS so we decided to drive there. 18 March Left Salida around 11:30 at night (on 17th) and got into CS around 2:00 a.m. on 18th. Larry...

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Crestone 2016

Mar 11, 2016 - Pension Fun

On the 9th of March, while I was eating breakfast in the little cabin in the woods in Colorado, I received a telephone call from my pension authorities telling me that they had paid me $844.01 per month more than I was entitled to receive over the past 6+ years and beginning in July they would reduce my pension accordingly. I called Janet Franklin and she received a letter telling her virtually the same thing except they were taking $1,000 from her. I looked on my judicial mail and didn't see a word about this in any e-mails. So I wrote a...

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Crestone 2016

Mar 8, 2016 - Arrived in Crestone

Drove from Edmonton to Sheridan Wyoming (1,400 kms) on 6th March 2016 and then from Sheridan Wyoming to Crestone (1,000) on 7th March 2016. Listening to CNN and POTUS on Sirius Radio - the whole way. Lost in politics of the American presidential election. Going from an elevation in Edmonton (2,200 ft) to elevation at Larry's house (8,500 ft.). The elevation adjustment may take a few days.

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Crestone 2016

Nov 8, 2014 - Saturday Night in Crestone, Colorado

Playing tonight at the Cloud Station in the town of Crestone Colorado - a Grateful Dead tribute band from Albuquerque. Entrance fee: $10 per person. No liquor license. But they served deadly Indian chai tea (with or without sugar)(with cow milk or milk substitute) in big beer steins. This was not Starbuck's, Twining or Celestial Seasonings chai. This drink was made with home-ground chai masala - the kind of masala that changes each time the mix is prepared, the kind of masala where tiny particles of spices float in the drink giving each...

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Sep 3, 2014 - Arrived Crestone, Colorado

Stopped by the REI in Salt Lake City and picked up a fantastic YETI brand cooler. It will take dry ice and is bear proof! The real test will be whether it will keep beer cold for a couple of days in the southwest heat. Yesterday, I drove from Provo Utah, and decided to take the scenic route through Moab [my trip odometer read 2,000 kms in Moab]. The route from there to Crestone is not direct. One threads through the mountains, past Telluride, past Montrose, past Gunnison and over Monarch Pass. It was a long, slow, winding drive. I'm here...

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Aug 5, 2011 - Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Did you know there was a place where bear, cougars and wild bison roam dunes? Yup, right here in Colorado. Maya’s great wish has been to see a cougar and she dreamt of them many times this trip. Sadly, to date she has not seen the elusive animal, but she did see cougar prints in the dunes. For the uninitiated, cat prints look like dog prints but since cats have retractable claws there is no point in front of the pad. From our RV, the Great Dune Oasis, we had a view of the entire valley in front, everchanging dunes to the North and...

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May 25, 2009 - Mountain Shrines

In the foothills leading up into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and about 30 miles from where we stayed in the Mineral Hot Springs, lies a collection of shrines and religious places known Crestone, Colorado. This land was sacred to the Native Americans and is reportedly an area mutually agreed to be off limits to violence and war… a place were tribes could meet in peace and discuss issues between them. Today it is home of several religious sanctuaries and retreats. Most a Tibetan and Buddhist, however there are a handful of Christian as...

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Sep 10, 2008 - Soon to start Full-timing!!!

It was time to go back to Colorado to pack up to get ready for our new full-time RV adventure! We are going to miss Colorado, but we will be back to explore her in detail later! We are leaving behind our off-grid solar powered energy efficient post & beam straw bale homestead. We have many memories here that we shared with our Beagle Simon, friends, & relatives in some of the most beautiful country you can find. Here is just a sample of the views we had, including the 36,000 acre National Park of the Great Sand Dunes we could see outside of...

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