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Jun 19, 2009 - Winter Park

We got up early today as we had quite a long drive to Winter Park and we also needed to get back to Colorado Springs to spend the evening with Ben and Karen. We picked Debs up at about 10 and arrived at Winter Park at around 12. The drive was amazing, looping up and down through the mountains.. I even got a drive of the truck! We'd done some research about bike hire and easily found the shop in the village square. A half day rental didn't start until 1, so we decided to have a go on the Alpine Slide. It's basically a luge without snow, you...

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Jun 18, 2009 - Hanging in Denver..

I woke up feeling surprisingly ok today although Steve was his usual still drunk, over-excited, annoying self.. after breakfast I managed to get him to go back to sleep and I did some catching up on the blog. We haven't stopped for the last few days, so it's been impossible to do it. I did four days and Steve woke up feeling much less annoying. We were staaaarving, so we decided to go to The British Bulldog (get in!) for a late lunch. I'd seen that they had a seared tuna salad on their menu but when we both ordered it they said it was no...

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Jun 17, 2009 - Booze up in Denver

Today we had breakfast with Father Christmas! I came into the kitchen and Steve was already talking to him. He had a big white beard, lots of bushy white hair and the big belly, his cheeks weren't the usual rosy colour but I think it's because he's on his holidays and has a tan. The thing that confirmed it for me though was his mug had snowflakes on it. After breakfast we took a walk downtown, we were planning to meet Sandy and Debbie at a tattoo studio that was owned by Sandy's friend John. We jumped on a tram and then walked the rest of...

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Jun 17, 2009 - Denver, CO

We got home late in the afternoon. It looks like we've brought the warmer and drier weather with us. I wished I had been here during all the active weather. Fun stuff!! We live in a small house, but whenever we come home, it feels like a mansion. I know Bill would like to sell the house and travel full-time, but I would be lost without my tub! I just saw an ad on NBC for a new reality show that starts on July 7th. It's called "The Great American Roadtrip". It's about several families that RV their way across the country, and the problems...

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Jun 15, 2009 - Debbie does Denver

Our friend Debbie is over in Denver for 2 weeks and is staying with her friend Sandy about 20 minutes away from us. So we decided to meet up today and see some sights. Steve drove us (!) to Sandy's house and we were soon chatting away to her and her boyfriend Kevin as if we'd known them for years. They wanted to take us to a place called Central City today and old Western town that Sandy hasn't been to for years. On the way we were to stop off at various places of interest and perhaps have a hike too. Steve drove (!) me and Debs and we...

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Jun 13, 2009 - Denver CO - Granddaughter's 4th Bday

We were off to Denver CO to be there for our Granddaughter Mia's 4th bday. Another event we wanted to attend before leaving for the summer. Dad and his girlfriend Cheryl were in Greeley CO for a squaredance conference. My Mom and Step-Dad were in Greeley CO for the summer while on the road with their RV. And the same weekend my sister Connie and her 3 boys were in Greeley CO to visit my parents. The stars were aligned and all were able to attend Mia's bday party. The party was wonderful! All weekend we were able to spend with family, always...

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Jun 12, 2009 - Denver Rockies

Up at 5:30 today and Chris was waiting for us outside the hostel at 6:30 on the dot. I noticed last night that the reception didn't open until 7:30, so I'd told a guy we would be checking out at 6:30 and he said he'd speak to the person on morning duty to make sure they turned up early. Well, straight after that he said that he was an insomniac and he had been awake for something like 40 hours, so I didn't hold out much hope for him passing on any messages... and guess what, he didn't. So I had to call the emergency number and woke up the...

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May 28, 2009 - Japanese Country Cooking in Denver

Domo is a Japanese Cultural Center in Denver. They have a Buddhist shrine, Japanese gardens, an Aikido Dojo (martial arts training hall), small Japanese cultural museum and a restaurant that serves Japanese country style dishes. The place has won several awards and we enjoyed a great meal that was very reasonably priced. www.domorestaurant.com

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May 17, 2009 - Central City, Black Hawk and Cherry Creek

The last two days have been lazy days. We didn’t even get out of bed until almost 8:00. That is almost unheard of to Bill and I but Jan came from California and it was just 7:00 by her internal clock. Lazed around with our coffee and taking turns in the shower until after 10:00 before we were ready to head out anywhere.Yesterday we chose to go to the historic towns of Black Hawk and Central City. “The Old West History Meets the New West Fun”. That is the caption on the brochures from these two quaint mountain towns. Just one word – GOLD-...

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May 14, 2009 - Touchdown Denver

@@@@@@ It feels like home...it was great to be back with Audrey again. The weather was terrific, tons of snow on the Rockies off in the distance and perfect sunshine for golf. We went out to dinner with Audrey and her son Jordon to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. Jordan brought along his new girlfriend Kirsten and we enjoyed a delicious Thai meal in a cozy restaurant near Jordan's apartment. How could I have missed getting Audrey or Jordan to take a photo of Anil and I together? One afternoon I stayed in to work on my journal and...

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May 7, 2009 - Denver, Colorado

Another beautiful day! Our campground has a shooting range so John spent some time there while I caught up on emails, and phone calls. This afternoon we took the Jeep back into the City and went to the Denver Zoo. Denver is very much like Washington, DC in size and population. It has many suburbs that branch off of the big city. Denver is considered the "Mile High City" which would explain our terrible gas mileage once we left Kansas - 5.1 mpg. Denver is a very health conscience area as many people are thin and athletic. Each day we have...

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May 6, 2009 - Denver, Colorado

I have failed to mention when you visit our website, you must double click on the pictures to get them to full size for viewing. We hope you enjoy traveling with us. Today we saw 2 coyotes near our campsite and have noticed some animal has rubbed on the bark of all the small Quaking Aspen trees nearby. We drove our Jeep into the city of Denver and had lunch at a great Irish pub called The Celtic Tavern. The weather has been perfect since we arrived - about 70 during the day and cooler at night with a nice breeze so we decided to stay...

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