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Nov 26, 2013 - Denver

Hi, The City and County of Denver (/ˈdɛnvər/; Arapaho: Niinéniiniicíihéhe')[12] is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is also the second most populous county in Colorado after El Paso County. Denver is a consolidated city and county located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver downtown district is located immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 12 miles...

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TimH

Nov 23, 2013 - Denver

Before I tell you about Denver i want to say something about last night in Kansas City. We were at a restaurant that was really cool. The appearance was good and the cooking was delicious. Well Denver or Mile High City is great. The climate is good. The air is sometimes dry but pleasant. July is the hottest month. January and december the coldest. The winters are often dry, cold and sometimes the sun peeks out. In Denver are lot's of parks and lakes. You can see mountains there too. There is alot of nature to see. Thats what i like the most...

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Mischeys Journal

Oct 23, 2013 - Castle Rock, Colorado

10-23-13 Castle Rock, CO. The first day that we didn't have to drive 375 miles during the day. Great to have the day off. Spent the day meeting with Julie's Dad, Bill, and attending to numerous chores and, of course, eating too much. Tomorrow will be interesting. We head up to Estes Park and Glen Haven to assess the damage in and around Bill's home. We will know how to proceed after tomorrow. Bill is anxious to get back as he hasn't been home since he was airlifted from the area about a month ago. Should have a lot of pictures tomorrow or...

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Oct 22, 2013 - Casper, WY to Castle Rock, CO

Casper, WY to Castle Rock, CO 10-22-13 Got up after a good night’s sleep in the parking lot of the Casper Walmart on Cy Street. It’s a pretty day with 43F temperatures, a quiet parking lot, a strong WiFi signal and a Starbucks in easy walking distance. What’s not to love about this place? After coffee and a quick shopping trip, we were on the road at 10AM. The drive was nice. We stopped at a very nice rest area about 100 miles south of Casper and took a walk. By noon, we were on the road again. Stopped for fuel in Cheyenne at 1:30PM. By...

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Oct 7, 2013 - Tea Time, Buffalo Bill & Cherry Creek State Park

Cherry Creek State Park is one of the finest state parks we have visited. What makes it great is that the spaces are very generous, it has full hook-ups (electric and sewer), it's in the middle of metropolitan Denver and best of all a lovely herd of deer grazed its way through the campground daily! Who could ask for more?

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Sep 30, 2013 - Final Thoughts and Tips

When we woke up this morning, there was a pile of junk in our living room!!! WOW! Who did all this shopping??? The rest of the day will be spent recovering - I am currently applying heat to my feet and sore muscles. We feel like our mission was successful. Even though prices in many places were retail instead of yard sale prices, we did manage to hunt out some bargains. We find that people are learning to get online and they get onto Ebay and print out the page that says an item is for sale for $50 and they put $50 on it. These pages are...

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Sep 30, 2013 - Denver/Glenwood Springs/Four Mile Park

Once again we travel from Denver to Glenwood Springs. This time, however the vistas are covered with Fall foliage; there's yellow and green everywhere. The views driving through Glenwood Canyon are early evening, with the sun lower in the west making the shadows different from our last trip to the Aspen Music Festival. We arrived at the Four Mile Creek B & B a little after 3:30PM and were greeted by Shirl, our most gracious hostess. Not quite ready for us, she recommended a drive to Four Mile Park for a view of the aspens in color. Some...

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Sep 30, 2013 - Birthday Dinner

Into the Springs for dinner. Juicy Lucy's sounds a bit honky-tonk for a restaurant serving wonderful fare. The steaks and chops et al, match any fine house. We were seated at a table for two in the front window. To our surprise, one of the appetizers included Chincoteague oysters on the half shell. Impossible; says I. The waitress brought a sample, and sure enough, there they were; unbelievable. A bottle of Ravenwood Zinfandel complemented a meal of steak and lamb chops; perfect. We toasted the eventful day, settled into a fine evening....

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Sep 15, 2013 - The Road to Denver

The day started well enough. We pulled out of the RV park and headed west on I-80. Very soon we split off onto I-76. It has to be one of the roughest paved roads in the country. We were jostled and jolted for several miles. Then we hit the Colorado line and it got worse. There were short stretches of smooth road where the construction was finished. And of course we had miles and miles of one lane driving alongside orange cones. Something we are all too familiar with being from Omaha. About 40 miles from Denver we hit the rains that have...

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Sep 7, 2013 - Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado’s state capital, is nicknamed the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile or 5,280 feet above sea level, making it one of the highest major cities in the United States. We expected Denver to be a nice city to visit, but we were pleasantly surprised to see that it was a very impressive city with its new, modern high rise buildings, renovated historic buildings, cultural centers, monuments, museums, and parks throughout its downtown area where we stayed. It also has a mile long area with restaurants...

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Western U.S. 2013

Aug 30, 2013 - 2013 Kickoff

“There’s a fine line between ‘Nut Job’ and ‘Adventurer’……….. Whadda’ ya’ want on YOUR tombstone?” My brother Charlie said that to me as we sat astride our BMW GS’s staring down at a horrifically steep, rutted, recently burned out, and muddy descent into the famed (or infamous) Sublette Cutoff in central Wyoming. This was a harrowing set of nasty switchbacks and part of the original Oregon Trail. This “trail” had been used by early settlers to get to the western gold fields. It was a short cut of sorts named after William Sublette...

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Smith Tour 2013

Aug 26, 2013 - sad day not

We were going to leave this morning but the weather guessers are calling for rain and flash floods in western Colorado. So we will have another day with Zack which is ok with us. We got here on Thurs and Zack had to work until 11:00pm so we didn't see him until Friday morning. It has worked out so well because he was off work Fri , Sat, Sunday and Monday. We had a wonderful four days because we hadn't seen him since last August. We stayed at the Dakota Ridge RV Park. It is a real nice park but more expense than what we usually pay but it...

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