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Jun 26, 2009 - Last day in Denver

We all dragged ourselves out of bed this morning, man I could have stayed there all day! Sandy is taking us shopping today at a huge mall, should be a bit of a shock to the system after not seeing anyone for four days! After sending a few quick messages to the parents to let them know we were still alive we got back in the car (arrggghh) and drove to the mall. The idea was to meet up with Sandy's son Jason, to swap the cars back. Sandy also wanted to give it a good clean as it was still covered in dust from getting stuck in the sand but in...

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Jun 25, 2009 - T minus 7 days

With one week to go, we're getting packed and final details arranged for our trip to Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda with Roger and Louise Crosby. Due to the lengthy introduction on our home page, this entry is just to let you know that if you wish to be removed from the email/update list, please let us know as soon as possible. Even if you don't get the updates, you can check the journal at your leisure at www.mytripjournal.com/Africa09 Click on ITINERARY to see where we'll be going as well as the MAPS (several choices) if you wish to...

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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 - 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 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 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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