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Jun 6, 2018 - Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak At 14,115 feet elevation, Pikes Peak is America’s Mountain. We rode the scenic highway on our motorcycle, climbing steadily and rounding hairpin turns that made previous turns pale in comparison. Numerous curves were basically a turn around as the road double backed on itself just a little further up in elevation. Without guardrails for most of the journey, we slowly and steadily climbed the mountain to the summit. Starting the journey, we were in the foothills zone, the dense forest was filled with pine and aspen trees....

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Jun 6, 2018 - Stuck on a Mountain

Stuck on the Mountain…. Manitou Springs was our destination, so we headed north then east to reach this quaint mountain town. Lunch alongside a bubbling creek in the heart of the historic town was a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Motorcyclists have a saying, “it’s not about the destination, it’s about the ride” and that certainly proved true. Highway 24 is literally cut through and around mountains. The colors in the rock were golden reds, browns, and yellows and the boulders – most the size of small houses – sat up top even larger...

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Jun 4, 2018 - Florissant & Deckers

Florissant & Deckers The cool morning gave way to a pleasant noontime so we headed north on the motorcycle. This time we were on the mountainside of the hairpin curves and sheer drop-offs typical of highway 67. I could only marvel in the sights of the majestic mountains near and far. The pictures are inconsequential and cannot begin to describe the beauty and magnitude of these ancient landforms. Mountains on the horizon have varying amounts of snow, capping and streaming downward, leftover from a relatively dry winter. We entered the town...

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Jun 2, 2018 - Cripple Creek

Westward Ho! 2018 Up on Cripple Creek, she sends me If I spring a leak, she mends me I don’t have to speak, she defends me A drunkard dream if I ever did see one. The song has been stuck in my mind for weeks as we planned our latest western trip. Surviving the 90’s heat of the plains we made our way westward - up and down the rolling hills that proceed the mountains. Pulling and straining we crossed through Colorado Springs to a series of hairpin curves taking us ever higher. Climbing to 9,000 feet we snaked our way through western towns...

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Jun 24, 2017 - Cripple Creek, Colorado

Yesterday was a cool, damp day. That being said, it was not a good day to do any hiking. We went thrifting. Checked out three different places, and ended up buying a serving spoon. Hey, not much room in the RV. Today, we drove nearly 60 miles to the historic town of Cripple Creek, CO.(As the crow flies, it is only 25 miles from the Academy to Cripple Creek - but there is Pike's Peak in the way.) The town celebrates its annual Donkey Derby Days this weekend. And, for any of you that follow this blog, we have to have at least one parade with...

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Jun 25, 2016 - Crippled Motorhomes & Creeks

Fri June 24 WHAT A DAY!!! We took the MH to the town of Falcon repair place for 8am. By 4:30 we find out that one of the motors for the slide is damaged by a supposed screw coming loose.. This cost an astronomical amount of time & dollars to find out on a Friday at 4:30 and no parts available for 4 days. So they put it back together while we stood and watched & they couldn’t even do that 100% right. No wonder it’s Friday 5:45pm, think they want to go home?? We have decided to, as Donnie Brasco said “Forget About It”. We will carry on our...

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Sep 9, 2014 - Cripple Creek, CO

We drove to Cripple Creek, CO Wikipedia where we rode the Cripple Creek Victor Narrow Gage Railroad then drove over to Victor, CO

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Oct 13, 2013 - Back in Cripple Creek

We are back in Cripple Creek, Colorado. We will be here for two or three days. This is one of our favorite places to visit in Colorado, this will be our last visit before leaving Colorado to explore Utah. We have been in the ghost town mode, we have visited a ton of them while in Colorado. One of the best ones to see is right here near Cripple Creek. We will be visiting it tomorrow, as well as the Eagles overlook and more. We are staying in the same hotel as last time. We didn’t see any of the wild burros when we arrived but I did spot a...

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Aug 21, 2013 - Last Day Cripple Creek

This will be out last update from Cripple Creek. We had a wonderful time. I am adding a few pictures of some beautifully restored homes in the area, sights from around town and more. Jerry looked out our hotel window this morning and saw a bunch of antique cars parked across the street. He loves antique cars so he walked over and took some pictures, I hope you enjoy. We have driven beautiful scenic drives, fed wild burros, ate out every meal and have not washed a dish in days. It is time to get back to reality. :-) We will be driving back...

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Aug 19, 2013 - Cripple Creek Donkeys

We have been enjoying out time in Cripple Creek. We went geocaching today and found the Cripple Creek Donkeys cache. We had to take a photo in front of the cache and send a E-Mail to the owner telling him the name of the statue, artist and when made. This is the perfect cache for this town with donkeys walking all over the streets. Cripple Creek Colorado is in the heart of the early gold mining districts of Colorado. Donkeys played a key part of the backbreaking work of hard rock mining in the early days. They were used above and below...

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Aug 18, 2013 - Cripple Creek, Colorado

We are in Cripple Creek Colorado for the next few days. We are on a mini vacation. I know everyone thinks we live on vacation already. :) Vacation to us is being in a hotel with room service and someone else doing all the cleaning. We love Cripple Creek, the first time we visited the town was way back in 1982, our children were 12 and 16. The town has totally changed from what it was then, but we still love it. The drive from Ridgway to Cripple Creek was about 250 miles, it went fast because of the incredible scenery on the way. The drive...

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Jul 26, 2013 - Cripple creek Co.

Florrisant fossil beds National Monument & Cripple creek Co.


After returning from Wyoming, we still had a couple days of vacation left, so we decided to take a daycation. We decided to go see the Florissant fossil beds National Monument, and Cripple creek Co. We got started pretty early, around 7 am. We headed out of town going south down hwy 285. From there we took a left down Pine Valley ranch rd. By then Carolina was ready for a break, so we needed to find a place we could stop. We found Pine valley ranch park.
. We didn't stay...

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