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Mar 1, 2020 - Charleston

SATURDAY February 29. We don’t get to write that date too often! A beautiful blue day in Charleston with a breeze as it is both on a large river inlet and close to the coast. It’s been cooler than we expected with the breezes still having a hint of the Arctic even though the azaleas are all flowering. Before we left Savannah we drove out of town heading for the Bonaventure cemetery, the place that featured in the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The main character in that novel was Jim Williams, the antique dealer whose house...

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Feb 28, 2020 - Savannah Georgia

Monday February 24 2020 Well...it wasn’t a better experience than the Spencer’s! Monday morning we patiently waited through a snowstorm having been advised our pickup would be +/- 45 minutes. Once that time was up we rang them and it turned out we’d been much too patient. They had cancelled the shuttle and somehow we were missed in the notification process. We rang Matt and he came to the rescue - not sure what we would have done otherwise. So he clocked off work and spent about 2.5 hours driving us to Denver. Then turned around and went...

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Feb 22, 2020 - Our second week

Part Two. Friday 21 Feb The last three days have been bluebirds and super cold mornings - down to -23C the last two days. This means snow in excellent condition all day. Mark has had another Keystone ski day (or the best part of a day anyway, we don’t last all day any more) and I’ve had 2 cross country skis. There is a small resort nearby which in summer is the local golf course. It has a light and easy 3km loop that I’ve enjoyed. I haven’t been on cross country skis for 18 months (for some reason I just didn’t get out there in 2019 even...

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Feb 18, 2020 - Melbourne-LA-Fort Collins-Dillon

It’s a week today already! We are ensconced in Matt and Erica’s townhouse and presently Abbott and I are resting after a snowy walk. Matt is working today and Erica and Mark have gone for a morning ski. It’s Mark second ski so far. The weekend was blacked out on his Epic Australia pass (for those who don’t know, Falls Creek is now owned by Vail Corporation and so we have multi resort tickets although we have to either pay a bit more or accept certain days we can’t ski while in each resort that they are valid for). The weekend is to...

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Aug 3, 2016 - Prospectors cg

We decided to stay another night since it's nice and cool and we need to continue to acclimate to be being at 9000 feet. This is a great little campground overlooking lake Dillon. We hiked the Lily Pad trail north of silverthorne for 3.1 miles round trip. Beautiful view looking down on the lake and a good hike to a lily pond where trappers in the 1800s got their beaver. Back at the campsite wth 68 degree weather!We have an inquisitive chipmunk who will actually climb on you to see if you have anymore peanuts. He may jump in the camper with us!

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Aug 2, 2016 - Prospectors cg

We stayed another day here at Prospectors to acclimate so we walked and then took the mtn bikes to the Dillon Dan path. This is a great bikeway where you can go as far as you want so I opted to go to the eagle statue and let bill go bike back and pick me up! We stopped at the Dam Brewery again and had their ipa.Back to the camper to cook burgers and enjoy the scenery. We may stay another day here as it's so beautiful and convenient to Dillon.

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Aug 1, 2016 - Colorado

Drove into Colorado on I70 today and started heading up in altitude. We didn't want to drive a lot of miles so we stopped at Dillon reservoir and camped at Prospector campground in the White mtn.forest. It's 66 degrees at 9000 ft. which is heaven after being in Georgia at 100 degrees and 60 percent humidity. We went down to the Dillon Dam Brewery to celebrate getting to Colorado and had one of their Dam IPAs- very good. The campground is very quiet and spacious with views of 11000 ft mtns all around us. Cooking western strip steaks with the...

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Sep 19, 2010 - Dillon, Colorado

Today is Sunday our day of rest! We went to 10:00 mass in Dillon, at Our Lady od Peace Church. The Priest was awesome, gave a great sermon on using all our talents not just in ways to benefit ourselves but to use them to be more like Jesus. The music was moving as well. We went to breakfast, like we usually do after Sunday Mass, and came home and sat outside and enjoyed the views. We both got a little sunburned, because we were sitting in the sun. It got to about 80 degrees again today. We both started new books. Later in the day we went...

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Sep 15, 2010 - Dillon, Colorado

We got up and left Seibert at 9:45 am, after a big breakfast of sausage, eggs and English muffins. My original written plan didn't have us driving this far, we are again going to be ahead of the schedule...but what schedule is that? this life style offers us the ability to change our minds! Sweet Freedom! We arrived in Dillon after a very interesting drive through the mountains. This being our first time with the motorhome, it was a learning experience and a bit nerve racking for me. Rick kept telling me he was doing just fine, he reminds...

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Nov 1, 2008 - Dillon, CO

By the way, the Helicopter folks from the Grand Canyon wrote back to tell me the name of that song: Sprach Zarathustra. Extra points for ou if you had any idea about that… Today, we spent the morning swimming in the World’s Largest Outdoor Pool at Glenwood Hot Springs, CO. The pool is HUGE and we bounced our way across it as a family with Grandma and Uncle Stefan. We played “pass the Livi” so everyone got a turn holding her and playing with her in the water. No cameras allowed due to the sogginess of possible photos. Uncle Stefan was very...

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Sep 3, 2008 - White River National Forest

Travel from Colorado National Monument to White River National Forest near Breckenridge Ski Area. Here we had great sunsets and rather cool night (38F). Our travel goal now is to get in place to fly to Kentucky and Texas. Also, we need a new water pump for the camper. Dave and Charlie will be cheered to know that their attempts to diagnose the Dawson City water pump rattle was an early sign of a deteriorating pump. It still works, but the noise is more muted and pumping less water. New pump is $65.

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