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Sep 25, 2009 - Back to Denver

This was Mark and Kathy's last day of the trip and we had a couple of stops to make before heading to the airport. The first was to the US Olympic training center in Colorado springs. This 37 acre facility is on the site of a former military base and still has many of the old barracks that are used for housing star athletes 'in residency'. The facility specializes in swimming, weightlifting, wrestling, volleyball, trampoling, shooting, gymnastics and other summer sports. Athletes that are considered in the top 10% of their field can be...

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Desert Storm 2009

Sep 14, 2009 - Denver, CO; The Mile High City!

We overnighted in Cheyenne, WY after a day of driving in high winds and continued on to Denver mid-morning Monday. First on our agenda is Transwest Trucking in Dacono to repair/replace the leaking coolant valve. These are always anxious stops when you have no prior experience with the facility but local friends, Bill and Carol, recommended. Transwest was quick and efficient. First, they pressure-tested the cooling system to make sure there were no other leaks (there weren’t), sent a runner over to Cummins for the valve, and had it replaced...

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Aug 19, 2009 - Denver

Wednesday, August 19: David and Mary Anne took us on a tour of downtown Denver. We went via the rapid transit metro line from their home into downtown. The rapid transit is quiet, clean and fast. We were downtown in no time. The 16th street mall is for pedestrians and free buses. We walked the mall and then headed to the art museum. Denver has a wonderful art museum and we viewed native American art, modern art etc. On the way into town, Don had spotted the ‘original Denver steakhouse’ that we’d read about. So we stopped there on our way...

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Aug 18, 2009 - To Denver

Tuesday, August 18: We got up, broke camp, and drove into Las Vegas NM for breakfast at a local diner. From there, it was on to Denver. We had our first rain in 3½ months in Colorado Springs and stopped at a Walmart to get a few things we needed. The drive to David and Mary Anne’s was really uneventful. We arrived in time for great conversation with the family and their friends before dinner. Mary Anne, as usual, prepared a wonderful meal - boiled shrimp appetizers, orzo, fresh fruit, with chicken breasts and venison grilled by David....

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Aug 15, 2009 - Forks are hard to find

Hola! This is our first entry so hopefully it works! Its 11:15 in Denver right now and we are about to go to sleep. We leave for Arizona early tomorrow morning. Our drive to Denver was long and slightly boring until we got into Colorado. Iowa was nothing but fields and huge windmills and Nebraska was pretty much the same as Minnesota. Colorado had more hills and we ran into a pretty bad storm so that entertained us. We went to Water World today, that was a blast. The sky was cloudy at first but it cleared up after a while and we both got a...

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Aug 11, 2009 - KANSAS FINALLY

By the time we started at 9:05AM it was 74 degrees, sunny and beautiful outside. This should be a short drive compared to yesterday. I am all boo boo up like a kid from my fall last night and all the other bumps and bruises I had. Dan wife Mel called and she is leaving for California tomorrow to visit with friends. Have a great time. Dennis sent us Denny soccer schedule at IUPUI and Connor schedule at Highland High School. We should be able to get in some of the games before we leave for Florida. Especially the game September 13 of Denny...

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Aug 10, 2009 - Denver East On the road again

This is the start of the end of our great trip. We are on the last week and should be home by the 18th.Best start so far. Sunny and 60 degrees, leaving campground at 8:15AM. Very desolute along the road. We entered Colorado at 9:50AM. We are on State 40 and the sign says no gas for 57 miles. Missed our turn for State 13 to interstate 70. Had to back up on 40 and make an u-turn. Scary stuff but Dan did real good. We went 32 miles out of our way with that error. On our way to Rifle, Colorado and Interstate 70. We will pass some of the ski...

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Jul 24, 2009 - Denver and Colorado Springs

Denver is a big city...not the earthy/crunchy picture I had in my mind...lots of traffic and flat as a pancake! We are all waking up about 6am with the time change so we headed out early for Colorado Springs. We stopped in route at the Air Force Academy. It was impressive. Watched a movie on becoming a cadet and cadet life...I wanted to sign myself up right then and there! Then we went south to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. It was beautiful. We walked a bit and took some pictures and headed on to Pikes Peak. We took the "highway"...

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Jul 23, 2009 - Kansas to Denver

Driving through Kansas was tough. Not much to break it up. It's so flat and just fields of corn as far as the eye can see. There were really cool windmills on one stretch of road. The huge white windmills like the ones up on the Niagara River and over on Rt. 20 in NY. There were hundreds of them. It was a very cool sight. We met up with our friends Brian, Kerry and Harrison last night. Harrison is six months old and the kids were goo goo over him. They took up to this restaurant called Casa Bonita. It was a crazy Mexican restaurant with...

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Jul 9, 2009 - Run!

Very short connection in the Denver airport. Quick walk to our gate, which turned into a RUN when we heard the final boarding call while we were ten gates away. However, that was apparently just an airport scare technique, because we made it just fine! Even had time for a bathroom stop before flying on to LAX...

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Jul 5, 2009 - Picking Up Mo

Long day of driving from KC to Denver. Terrible thunderstorms. Many cars were pulled over, however we were to nervous to slow down. Trucks didn't seem to realize or care about the storm. We were listening to them on the CB and they openly critiqued the "four wheelers" inability to drive the speed limit which by the way...............was 75!!!!!!!! Pulled into the Courtyard and had our choice of 3 or 4 parking spots. Of course we needed 7 spaces. The front desk clerk sent us to a hole in the wall Mexican restaurant which of course was...

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Jul 3, 2009 - Denver

We're enjoying the hospitality of our friends..slept in our camper parked in front of their home and ate yummy Mexican breakfast burritos for breakfast. We're enjoying hanging out...talking books (Sheri is working on her counseling degree...her current class is Change and Conflict...I've told her that's right up my alley as far as work goes.) We then went to Hammond's Candy Factory for a tour. They have the state's largest candy store too. They make hard candy: candy canes, ribbon candy, etc. all by hand. We saw them pulling from a 70 lb....

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