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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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Greenich's Go West

Jul 2, 2009 - Denver

We had a storm go through last night, so we got up and tried to get camping chairs and the big rug set in the sun to dry before packing everything up. We had a cereal breakfast around the picnic table with fresh fruit, got some more updates on voting at General Assembly, and headed out. Frisco was a neat town. Oh, by the way, for those Dover and NP friends, the Budweiser horses were in Breckenridge for the 4th! No wait either! : ) We drove I-70 through serious mountain climbs and descents...wow... We saw old mines, lots of ski resorts,...

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Greenich's Go West

Jul 1, 2009 - What we're leaving behind

MARILYN AND DAVE: During the last few days prior to departure, we've managed so spend some time outside enjoying our wonderful Grand Lake weather. On a recent afternoon, we had a bull moose spend a number of hours in the "neighborhood." Vanessa (Marilyn's daughter) and her cat Toby (the "camping" cat from our 2005 trip to New England) enjoyed the visiting moose as well.

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Jul 1, 2009 - Trip planning

How does one go about planning just the right African experience for their own adventure level and budget? One could go to their local travel agent, see what African packages are touted in the glossy pamphlets, and theoretically plop down a deposit right there on the same visit. Alternately, one could answer one of the ads in a wildlife or travel publications and go from there. This is FAR too simple for Dave. Our specific planning started with a chance meeting over a game of Farkel in the bottom of the Grand Canyon with Lizanne Matherbe of...

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Jun 30, 2009 - Leaving on a Jet Plane...but I'm not John Denver

Ok, well I'm not leaving on a jet plane, BUT I am leaving on Lufthansa. July 3rd is the day, and I'm just trying to round up all the stuff I'll need. Of course, there are too many clothes and books that I will not need... so I still need to down size. None the less, my bags are packed, and I'm gettin ready to go.

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Meg's Germany Trip

Jun 27, 2009 - A LONG and Incredible 1st day

We left our house just before 4am. Heber drove us to the airport and our 6am flight was on time and got us to Denver early (7:38 Denver time). We got our luggage, rented a Durango and set out for Idaho Springs. We visited 2 gold mines- and got to pan for gold twice- once really in a river and then once with some help and coaching down at Argo Tunnel. We had lunch on Minor Street- like an old fashioned Main Street and did some shopping. Then we hit the river for an incredible ride. Thankfully, our friends the Walkers lent us their home and...

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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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