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May 7, 2019 - Denver mint

An interesting day .....took a tour of the Denver Federal Mint. The main hall of the mint is of Gothic design, not to be mistaken with the black gothic clothes the punk kids wear. We couldn’t take any pictures inside. Before being allowed in, we were scanned, all jewelry removed ( glad I didn’t get that body piercing, I would have been embarrassed) belts, etc. then a walk though scanner like at the airport. Police watched us all like we where going to steal a display that were all under thick glass bolted to the floor and with cameras...

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4 Rolling Stones

May 2, 2019 - Denver

Heading north to Denver...hoping it is a lot warmer. Long roads nothing to see at all. Found a very nice campsite, close to everything. You are shooting in the dark when you pick a site on the web and send a deposit.Lazy day Barney’s son took us out to eat then to the movie, Avengers the Endgame......

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4 Rolling Stones

Nov 2, 2018 - Flat farmland, more flat farmland and then the Rockies

We've had two more good days of driving, through lots of flat farmland. Iowa ended in rolling hills, but these flattened out again as we hit Nebraska. Lots of smaller herds became really large herds of Angus (black) cows, with one of Holsteins (black & white), and a Limousin or Simmental (brown) - at least that's the kinds we think they are (thank you Google). A lot of them were wandering in harvested corn fields, and these are now huge fields, really huge. The first day, mostly in Nebraska was an easy day, with Interstate 80 mostly...

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Winter In Phoenix

Oct 11, 2018 - Hays, KS to Denver, CO

Is 38 degrees and somewhat clear when we left at 9:00. However, it soon turned foggy, and there was a light mist. Not much to see but couldn’t see anyway! Arrived at RiNo (Denver) about 2:30 (we gained an hour) and put in a last load of wash for this trip! Josh joined us shortly. The heater would not come on but after an hour or so Josh managed to reset the thermostat. He is batching it this week as Melissa is with her folks in SF who are there for a business conference. We did Indian take out from Little India which was tasty. Tomorrow is...

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Aug 21, 2018 - Buffalo Bill & Red Rocks

Took a leisurely start to the day by kicking my feet up on AC unit,leaning back in my chair, and watching the world go by out the window while having my morning coffee. First up for the day was a trip to the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave on Lookout Mountain arriving at 10. Checked out the grave site and views from the observation area before heading into the museum. There was a short video w/ original footage of his shows. The displays included a chronological discussion, w/ artifacts, of Buffalo Bill's life as well as presentations related...

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Aug 20, 2018 - A Capitol Day

Since the U.S. Mint tour was off the table, the main event of the day was a tour of the Colorado state capitol. Riggs, our volunteer guide, was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He spent quite a bit of time discussing how most of materials for construction of the capitol were from Colorado. The dome of the capitol has a gold plating, however it actually only amounts to about 65 oz of gold. He also explained how by law the legislature can only be in session 120 per year and a legislator is limited to 8 years in office. Perhaps...

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Aug 19, 2018 - Best Laid Plans

Things did not go as planned today. Originally I had a Grayline bus tour on the itinerary for today. On Friday when I went to book it I found out it was in the afternoon rather than in the morning like most of these tours are. As it turns out it didn't matter because today's tour was already sold out on Friday. Was at the Visitor's Center when they opened at 10. After talking to a rep, booked a 1 PM tour w/ Banjo Billy's Bus Tours. Since I had 3 hours to kill walked, the 16th Street Mall end to end and had lunch before heading to the pick...

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Aug 19, 2018 - Denver

August 19, 2018 We had a lovely 15 walk to the Barolo Grill and knew we would want to walk back after dinner. This 26 year old restaurant in a residential area of Cherry Creek was bustling when we arrived at 7:45. A very cordial fellow greeted and ushered us to our table. After we selected our waters, the same fellow returned with the wine list. It was apparent that Bob had studied the list and so the discussion began!! It turns out the fellow was Ryan Fletter, the owner, who started as a bus boy 23 years earlier! We settled on 2014...

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Aug 18, 2018 - Rocky Mountain High

Spent a great day at Rocky Mountain National Park. After a stop at the Beaver Meadows Visitors Center for some hike suggestions and to stamp my passport, I started the day out w/ a hike to Cub Lake. This was initially a rather easy hike on the floor of on of the valleys but about 1/2 mile before Cub Lake it began to rise rather sharply. A light rain also began to fall about this time. Finally made it Cub Lake and hiked to the far end, then turned around and headed back. Had considered a loop route but that would have been over 7 miles and I...

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Aug 18, 2018 - Craig to Denver, CO

August 18, 2018 Woke up to rain this morning which is welcomed by those in Colorado. Cleared up after breakfast when we went into Craig. During our last visit we did not see the wood carvings in the city park. In 1999 Craig looked for a way to preserve cottonwood trees deteriorating in the park. They left the tree stumps for local artists to decorate with elaborate carvings using a chainsaw. There are about 50 around the park. Lots of fun. We found the kitchen store we loved last time. There is new ownership but the same very interesting...

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Jul 31, 2018 - Day 1 - Denver to Topeka

Day 1 – Denver to Topeka This is like a dream come true for us. We have wanted to go to this sale for years, but Gene was chairman of the church bazaar and this was always the clean-up weekend when they took down the booths, tents, advertising, etc. Then, the last couple summers didn’t open up for us. But, now we are FINALLY going – WAHOO!!! Treasure Hunting on this scale takes a lot of planning and upfront work. We mapped out our route, booked our hotels, tricked out our little cargo van with hooks to hang coats, hats, rain gear, shopping...

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Highway 127 Sale

Apr 5, 2018 - Thursday 4/5/18

We got home around 1pm today, and spent the rest of the day unpacking the rig. This evening, Bill opened and sorted nearly 3 months of mail while I made the grocery list for tomorrow. In the mail was this letter. I think I mentioned several weeks ago that John Taylor was having trailer problems on the day he and Vicki were scheduled to leave. Bill and a couple other winter Texan guys helped them fix the problem, while the wives kept Vicki company. I’ve been trying to explain in my blogs how wonderful the people are in Kerrville. How nice is...

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