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May 1, 2009 - Day 31

Yesterday we were in Houston wiping the sweat from our brow in almost 90 degree humid heat and today we are in 45 degree weather in Denver trying to figure out where in the truck we put those jackets! It's a might chilly up here! We will be joining a new, to us, fellowship tonight for Erev Shabbat and then spending the night and tomorrow and night with our good friend Kelly before we head on the road west toward home. This trip has been a lot about making new friendships and connections and firming up some of our more seasoned...

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Apr 24, 2009 - Denver, CO

Denver was not a planned stop, but Janet needed some medical attention and everything is fine now. We did visit the Colorado Historical Museum. Dick especially liked the collection of early hydraulic mining equipment. They have an excellent representation of Mesa Verde and items collected from the site. The role of western women (Annie Oakley, etc.) was shown including their guns, saddles, clothes, and historic pictures. The US Mint in Denver produces coins for circulation and for collectors. They occasionally mint coins for foreign...

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Apr 13, 2009 - Trip Delayed

Since we have normally started our trip by now, I just wanted to let everyone know that this year's trip has been delayed by a few weeks or so. Bill came down with shingles last week, and we are going to have to wait until that completely clears up before we trek westward. We had originally planned on heading Southwest, but since we likely won't be leaving until late April or early May, it will probably be too hot in that direction. We are now contemplating heading either West or Northwest. Stay tuned...

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Apr 12, 2009 - Getting things ready

This is how the van trip stands days before the departure date. All the supplies that are needed have been donated or cash has been donated so I could buy what was needed. I would like to thank everyone who has made this trip possible. Due to situations of the last couple months I have decided to do this trip alone (no other people) and not document it with video. I will be documenting the trip with text and pictures like I had previously planned on doing. Bennett Grove has volunteered to be the editor if this document, I would like to...

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The Van Trip

Apr 9, 2009 - Denver, CO

We unexpectedly stayed in Denver, CO as a snow storm came in over Rt.70 (our route across Colorado)- so we found a great state park right in the center of town and tried out 17 of the 850 miles of paved bike trails (in the Denver area alone). Bob got to try out his new toy, compliments of Amy - the 85 year old lady who ran into us in Massachusetts.

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Mar 29, 2009 - Day 2

Day 2 We woke up to clear weather in Salt Lake City, Utah. Great weather for visiting the Aviary and Temple Square before hitting the road. 15 minutes later....what we now refer to “Snail” in the Jackson Mobile began (a cross between snow and hail). Oh bother….15 more minutes….lots more Snail…..15 minutes later and we have snow….lots an lots of snow…and it’s still falling. It continues to fall until we are out of the state, chains are required, semi trucks are spun off the side of the road…you know…the normal. But before we go I am...

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Mar 29, 2009 - Denver-Golden-Centenial, Colorado

Golden, Colorado 3-29-09 Saturday allowed us to sleep in before visiting our friends Dwight and Patty Kline in Centennial (a suburb south of Denver). It was great to see our friends again with the added plus of seeing their grandson, Tavien. We started in true Jodock fashion with our Lori (GPS system) directing us to the street the Klines live on, and Sandy asked me if I needed further directions which I replied “No, I remember which house they live in.” I spotted their house and pulled into their driveway. It was just the way I...

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Mar 27, 2009 - Golden, Colorado

Golden, Colorado 3-27-09 The day began cold and crisp, about 18 degrees crisp, making the walk back from the shower invigorating. We didn’t connect the water to our rig knowing the freezing temperatures would ruin the filters and hoses. But we never thought it would be THAT cold. As we ready the motor home to begin the next leg of our journey, I pulled a block out from under the rear jack located behind the axle. That’s strange! I don’t remember icicles hanging down from under the holding tanks before. And now I noticed water dripping down...

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Mar 26, 2009 - Mapping the Route

I've completed the Route that we'll be taking. The boys are excited, and counting down the days till we leave. We will update the blog bi-weekly, till we leave. Then we'll update it daily. We hope that you'll be able to enjoy our adventure, just as much as we will. See you next time. US

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Mar 17, 2009 - Stopped in Denver to Visit

We had a great visit with the kids. All the kids were able to come and visit and we all went to a neat authentic Mexican restaurant for dinner. We were able to see Aaron , Melissa , Quinn Erin and Grace and meet Mike and Kay. What a great visit. The evening concluded with a harmony session with the Girls and Grampa bringing up the Bass from the rear. The girls have beautiful voices and grampa's isnt too shabby either .

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Oct 29, 2008 - Day 67 Colorado

We got to our friend Kelly's house in Colorado just as evening was darkening the sky. It was so good to see her and she had a wonderful bit of refreshment waiting for us! After dinner we did hurry off and drive the hour and a half to Denver to make the proclamation at the Colorado capitol so we could stay on course for being in Washington DC by election day. As we were reading the proclamation Steve had an insight into the Revelation 14 passage that we had not seen before. Rev 14:14 And I saw: and behold a white cloud and upon the cloud...

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Oct 23, 2008 - Rocky Mountain High

The setting sun put on a splendid show for us as we neared the Rocky Mountains off in the distance on the far side of Denver. We arrived just before dark and found our way off the interstate with help from a quick call to Audrey. We told her we were near Murphy Creek Golf Course and asked whether we should head north or south from there. Anil and Audrey had played Murphy Creek in May, so I knew we were close. Once we left the I-470 we found our way easily because we had spent two weeks with Audrey following our return to Canada and the US...

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