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Apr 16, 2017 - Denver

April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday. We did not go to church but went to Washington Park for a celebration of friends. We have learned that an outing with Josh and Melissa with friends is not without food, drinks and LOTS of games. We had to take the truck (F350 used to haul their camper cabover) and found that it would not start. A little bit of stress before we all went to look at house for one of Josh and Melissa’s clients (also a good U Mich friend who we would be at the park). Not to worry all worked out. The LaMonte’s had reserved a paid...

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Apr 15, 2017 - Denver

April 15, 2017 Today was fun just hanging out chatting over breakfast, doing odd jobs and planning our June camping trip in CO on our way back to CA. Melissa, Vaeh (the dog) and I walked through Cherry Creek looking at houses and enjoying the wonderful spring weather. Is such a great neighborhood with quiet streets, wonderful shopping, fun eateries, interesting architecture, best friends living next door and excellent local schools. We can understand why Josh and Melissa like living here and will be remodeling as soon as contractors (or...

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Apr 14, 2017 - Deer Valley to Denver

April 14, 2017 No wind this morning!! What a difference. Quiet in the rig and my seat stopped wiggling. A long and uneventful day. Lots of snow on the foothills which we had not seen on previous trips. Did not run into traffic until we turned south from CO to WY on Hwy 25. A 9 hour day. Josh greeted us in his Cornell hotel school chef’s coat and apron. He and Melissa spent the afternoon roasting a turkey with veggies, corn pudding and asparagus. Josh also shared a 2012 malbec, Almos des la Andes. Fun dinner and we are just happy hanging...

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Apr 1, 2017 - Sunday 4/1/17

That guy that blocked us in last night left early this morning. After checking the weather and seeing that the storm wasn't affecting most of the roads, we decided to make the final trek home. We took Hwy 287 up to Limon, and caught I-70 to I-25. We drove through a few snow showers, but with above freezing temps, the roads were just wet. It was 82 degrees in Kerrville yesterday, and 42 in Denver today. That's quite an adjustment! Our friends who are still down there will be in my prayers tonight. Kerrville is under a tornado watch until...

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Jan 25, 2017 - Dr Bob & Rosi

Today's challenge was to be getting our train to take us to Chicago & from there on to Washington, a two night trip. Checking with Amtrak in the morning confirmed our fears that our train, the same one as we had come on two days ago, would similarly be delayed. The early indication was that it would be arriving in Denver somewhere between 10pm & midnight. As we only had about four hours originally to catch the Washington train once we got to Chicago it was beginning to look like we might miss our connection. Checking with the Amtrak web...

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Jan 23, 2017 - Heading East

We stopped a couple of times during the night. Quite a few passengers got off at Reno sometime after midnight. Apparently a popular place for snow & casinos. We certainly saw a lot of snow today, it was everywhere. We passed through Salt Lake City in the morning & then we had hours of spectacular snow scenes as we climbed up & down through the mountains. Spent a lot of time in the observation car as you could see both sides of the track & the views were wonderful. Our pace was quite leisurely especially on the descents where we hardly went...

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Oct 26, 2016 - Home!

We got home around lunchtime (we stopped at a truck wash first). We were able to get almost everything unloaded and I got 2 loads of laundry done this afternoon. Tonight, I spent an hour soaking in my tub. Heavenly! The dogs spent the afternoon in the backyard, chasing each other and the occasional squirrel. The house feels huge compared to where we've been living for the past month. It's great to be home! Thanks to everyone for following along with us. See you again in just a few months, when we go down to our winter hideaway in the Texas...

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Oct 16, 2016 - Fear, Loathing, and Friendship

As we were leaving Wyoming, I contacted my dear friend, Jules in Golden, Colorado to see if we could stop over to see her and her husband, Keith on our way back to Oklahoma. We were on our way to their house, when we stopped at St. Vrain State Park to hike and stay the night before arriving in Golden. At this point, me and the pups had been in Gypsy Red almost non-stop for 2 1/2 weeks. I had noticed Presley starting to get antsy being in such a confined space with me and Os. For those of you that know Presley, you know she is my...

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Gypsy Journey

Oct 2, 2016 - First week and a half

September 23, 2016 (Friday) – Got off as expected just after noon. Spent the first night in a Flying J Travel Plaza. September 24, 2016 (Saturday) – Got going early because we had a long trip (485 miles) to Tunica, MS. But, because we gained an hour (time change to Central Time), we stopped in Tupelo, MS to see Elvis’ birthplace. Very interesting. Attached are few pictures. The family had a very hard life until they moved to Memphis. And you know the rest of the story. Couldn’t resist a little gambling at one of the casinos – right off the...

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Sep 22, 2016 - Cruise Ship

Is it possible to “take a vacation” when you’re retired? How do you define “going on vacation”? Is it any time you’re not working? Is it whenever you’re traveling for pleasure not business? By either of those two definitions, I’m always on vacation! I’ve decided that, for me, vacation is any time that I’m not sleeping in my own bed in my own home. (My home just happens to have wheels.) I had recently made a reservation for a ten-day cruise. So, by any definition, I’m on vacation. The itinerary for this cruise is to visit nine cities in four...

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Sep 12, 2016 - Wayne seeing the doctor and Charlotte seeing her cousin

Okay, it's Charlotte again....A busy morning with a drive down to Colorado Springs for an 8:30am appointment for Wayne with a doctor to examine his back. It was getting somewhat better but there were times when Wayne would just groan in pain when he moved the wrong way. The doctor was hopefully going to recommend him to a physical therapist and to get an MRI, both of which happened. After the doctor's office we decided to get some breakfast and, as usual, Wayne found a fantastic restaurant that was packed and rightfully so. We sat on the...

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To Maine and back

Sep 11, 2016 - BBQ with Charlotte's cousins

Charlotte....again...Today was the drive up to Pam's. I have many memories of BBQs in her and David's (her husband) backyard. They have a huge round stone table with a stone lazy susan in the middle. It's under a roof so if it sprinkles you can still sit out there. Off to the right is a beautiful small pond where a bear once sat, eating the fish they'd put in it....now THAT was a story! Robin and his wife Sue came so it was a wonderful family time catching up while eating some absolutely delicious hor's doerves. David is a great cook and...

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To Maine and back

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