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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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May 5, 2009 - Denver, Co

Today we drove throught the rest of Kansas and arrived at Cherry Creek State Park in Denver at 4:00pm Mountain Time. We set the clocks again today and it has us both confused. We saw lots of grain towers, train cars and cattle. I even saw my first tumbleweed! We have driven 1774.1 miles thus far. Our camp side is very private and level. It is the best one we have had so far.

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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 - 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 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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