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Nov 17, 2015 - Day 1 - Delayed in Denver

We're off to a slow start due to the overnight snow storm in Denver. Traffic coming in to the airport was really light so we were hopeful - but our flight to LA has been delayed about 3 hours. Bright side is that I had two passes to the United Club so we're hanging out in comfy chairs and with free food and drinks. Al's busy catching up on sleep and a Bloody Mary is calling my name.... gotta get this vacation rolling!

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Sep 22, 2015 - Rocky Mountain NP

We had a delicious breakfast in Morrisons and then went to the Rocky Mountains NP via Lyons and Estes Park. We were 2 miles above sea level for most of the drive. You could really tell it when you hiked up. It seemed really hard to catch your breath. Tundra has a true meaning now, too high for trees and some snow all year. As everywhere we have been, they are all beautiful in there own way.

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Sep 21, 2015 - "Rocky Mountain High"

Bucket list: to see the John Denver statue "Spirit". We stopped at the Colorado Welcome Center and the gentleman gave us a bag of information and said that we would probably want to move here. It is pretty but not Virginia. We stopped in Colorado Springs and toured The Garden of the Gods and the Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Pretty interesting. We got to Denver and quickly sat up camp and ate something because I wanted to get to the Red Rocks Amplitheater. Tonight they were having an invitation only dinner to honor those that got the Colorado...

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Sep 19, 2015 - Antelopes!

Denver, CO Cultivated sunflowers are the fourth most common vegetable oil source worldwide. Sunflowers have a long history in the US, dating back at least a thousand years to when they were cultivated in fields by Native Americans. Wyoming has embraced sunflowers as a crop. We saw huge fields of them. Rather than showing us their sunny faces, the heads were all bent, heavy with the mature seeds and ready for harvest. Interesting as the huge fields of sunflowers were, since Jim is heavily into wildlife, the major excitement of the day was...

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Trip Journal

On the road again

Jul 29, 2015 - Denver, Colorado

We left Douglas, WY after Rocky had a chance to play one more time in the dog park. Now he was tired for the 4 hour drive we had to the Denver area. As we drove through Cheyenne, WY we reminisced about our stops there in the past. And I remembered a very inexpensive fuel stop..... boy, I really do remember very odd things on our trips. So we stopped there to top off the tank. And yes, we didn't pull off the fuel line this time. As soon as we got outside of Denver we hit horrible traffic. It turns out that this is the theme of this area....

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Jun 28, 2015 - mile high

Left tetons Stopped for sunrise photos by old amish barns .turned out great Stopped for mid am snack...teresa sends me in...what do i get? Fried chicken! See photo Anyway we went through Wyoming, saw oregon trail stuff including independance rock Got into denver late...hoteled it. Kids swam & Teresa did laundry - fun times!

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May 30, 2015 - Let the Shopping Begin

It is our first full day in Indiana so we ate a nice breakfast and went to hit the US 40 800 mile yard sale - we started in Greenfield, IN. Since we are the junk collecting members of this family - we created a scavenger hunt so my sister, her husband and her daughter could join in on the treasure hunt. My niece Sara won and was SO EXCITED, but not as excited as Gene was when he found the 25 point thigh master. He yelled so loud you would have thought he won the lotto - I think he scared the vendor a little. One of the items to find was...

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May 30, 2015 - Colorado to Indiana

We chased a huge storm across Kansas to Salina. There was hail all over the road and the fields for about 10 miles and there was quite a light show - the lightning was in circles, horizontal (which I have never seen) and the regular vertical variety. It was spectacular. We rolled in about midnight and got up at 5am hoping to get to see part of the Route 40s yard sale in IL and IN before we got to my sister's house. In Missouri, when we stopped, you will see the Cheap Smokes and Liquor Store - what you can't see is that it is in the same...

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May 27, 2015 - Will it ever be tomorrow?

Just getting ready for an adventure like this is a challenge. Treasure hunting requires special tools - our magnifying glass, UV flashlight (not just to check the hotel room!), shopping bags, 8 - 35 gallon Rubbermaid bins with lids, rope, tarp, duct tape (don't leave home without it), our SMART phone (which doesn't always work in Kentucky), a pull cart, tape measure, hats, rain ponchos, umbrellas, a case of water, cooler, a bushel of snacks, and toilet paper (don't ask!). Then, we have to pack. LOL. We have a shopping list of things friends...

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Jan 20, 2015 - Packing for the Big Trip

Today is the day that the balloon will be shipped to Frankfurt, Germany. Our Pilot, Jon and all the crew and support staff have been preparing for this day. The crate will reunite with us in Frankfurt where we will meet Alfred and Renata who have been wonderful balloon friends over the past several festivals. We utilize their basket, tanks, burners, fan and great trailer. Then we are off for the long drive to Chateau d' Oex. We will all be ready for a good nights sleep after an all night flight and 7 hour drive.

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Sep 21, 2014 - Denver

September 21, 2014 Another relaxing morning. Josh went to work and we cooked, cleaned and read the NYT until 2:30 when Josh got home. Melissa had arranged for us to go to a friend’s house to watch the Bronco/Seahawks game. Good group of young people and a very exciting game. Unfortunately, the Broncos lost in overtime. We still had fun! Got home a little after 6:00 to finish dinner before Ann Dederer arrived. Great to see her other than the one time a year at Christmas dinner in Tahoe. We had cucumber soup, baked polenta with spicy short...

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Sep 20, 2014 - Denver

September 20, 2014 Another great weather day in Denver! I worked out and then we walked to the store for our Red Rock Concert tailgating party food. Josh worked in the morning so Melissa picked us up for an afternoon at the LodDo Michigan bar which we have always enjoyed. Great snacks, local beers and energy. Hooked up with Steph Josh’s friend who we also have known over the years. Utah was winning when the game was called for rain and lightning. Good time anyway. Drove past the lot in RiNo (River North)where Josh’s townhome will be built....

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