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Aug 19, 2017 - Day in Denver

Had breakfast at the hotel then spent the morning sorting out some phone/banking issues. Also found planned activities in Denver were now no longer an option so by midday returned to Denver Amtrak station and checked bags. Went for a walk for a couple of hours along the Market Street Mall. Met a Tibetan guy and his wife running a stall in a small market area - he told me his brother is Lama Choedak in Canberra. Did some shopping, watched a magician and met an African American guy called Jason who was collecting points for a college...

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Eclipse Chasing 2017

Aug 18, 2017 - Arrival in Denver, Colorado

After a poor night's sleep bought some breakfast in the snack bar on the lower level and moved back to the observation lounge. A full day of more incredible scenery - desert, mesas, sheer cliffs, then moving out of the desert, the Colorado River, canyons, chairlifts, hydro stations, and pine forest. Also, if you're quick enough, bald eagles, coyote, jack rabbits and deer. Once in the Rockies, the train goes through 42 tunnels - one of them taking 10 minutes to pass through. Volunteers from the National Parks boarded the train at Grand...

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Eclipse Chasing 2017

Aug 14, 2017 - Moab to Denver

MONDAY, AUGUST 14 – TUESDAY, AUGUST 15 Best day! Today Tom received his early birthday present. We motored into Moab for the 8:30 AM shuttle to the Moab Airport. Tom chose a flight in a WACO biplane as his gift. What an experience. We sat in the open front seat with a windshield protecting us. Our pilot, Mark, was seated in the open cockpit behind us. Mark was a bush pilot in Alaska for many years. His passion is flying and old airplanes. Mark took us up for about an hour. We skirted Arches and Canyonland because the plane’s altitude was...

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Aug 8, 2017 - Getting Ready for the Road Trip

Whirlwind Tour of Arkansas – August 2017 Gene and I have long wanted to explore Arkansas, so we can join the list of “greats” associated with it. After this week, we are hoping Arkansas will be known for William Fulbright, Bill and Hillary, Sam Walton, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell AND THOSE LUCKY TREASURE HUNTERS & JUNKOLOGISTS – Gene and Kim! We will spend Wednesday traveling through TORNADO COUNTRY in Eastern Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma. We plan to spend Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning covering the 160+ miles of the BARGAINS GALORE...

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May 30, 2017 - Burlington to Denver, CO

May 30, 2017 Have been very lucky with weather. Another beautiful day for our short (160 mile) drive to Denver. We arrived just in time to help Josh and Melissa load the camper on the truck and to get both out of the backyard gate onto the street. It was a REALLY a tight squeeze but Josh masterfully inched it out. Josh, Bob and I went to Trader Joe’s and King Super to stock up on provisions for the next three days. We will be dry camping which takes a bit more care in meal planning. This is the maiden outing for the “other Kweller rig”...

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Apr 17, 2017 - Denver

April 17, 2017 Josh and Melissa were able to get free passes to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science which also had an IMAX theater with two new shows. We had planned to spend the day there so took off at 9:00 after breakfast at Noah’s bagels where Melissa also had a deal! The museum was really comprehensive. There were some amazing wild life displays of animals from Alaska and the Great Smokey Mountains. Since we are going to the GSMNP on this trip it was fun to get a preview and also to revisit our trip last year to Alaska. We really...

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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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