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May 17, 2019 - Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

Today was one surprise after another. Some good, others tough. First surprise, it honestly felt like it was a slow gradual ascent towards Denver. Coming from the east, I was so surprised to see the Denver City limits sign before we went through any mountains. I thought Denver was surrounded by mountains. We could see mountains along the West side. Partway through the city we encountered green rolling hills, but not really the Rocky Mountains. It wasn't until we got to Golden, CO that we experienced Rocky mountains. The weather report says...

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Sep 27, 2015 - Moving on

Eagle, CO Although it is still unseasonably warm, the elk are starting to come down from the hills in bigger numbers. This morning there was a bull and his harem of 21 right outside the breakfast room of our motel. They were our breakfast entertainment. The bull allowed all the tourists to get their pictures before moving off. We did the same, saying farewell to Estes Park as we drove over the mountain. Once out of the park, we thought there would be very little fall color as we were driving through foothills and desert terrain. We managed...

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On the road again

Sep 8, 2013 - Travel day to Utah

9-8-13, Sunday Well it rained again last night (as it has for the last few nights) so the lot is a bit muddy and I had to drain the tanks etc. before leaving. We didn’t leave real early as we were only going to drive about 220 miles. It wasn’t long before we hit rain on the road and at times it was near white out conditions with the rain being driven by heavy wind. At least the bugs got washed off everything. Shortly down the road the steep, endless 7% grades started and went on and on. We climbed two very high passes, one@ 11,185 (The...

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Jun 20, 2013 - The last of Colorado

6-20-13, Tuesday We woke early this morning knowing we had to be out of the parking lot at 9am, when they opened (as we were parked across several parking spaces. Last night, as the evening wore on, more and more people were unable to find a place for the night so the parking lot got fuller and fuller. I had to take Bridget out at about midnight again and 2 guys in a pickup truck came into and circled the lot. I felt a little uneasy not having more than a hard Italian Salami to protect us, but all was well, they were just looking for a...

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Jun 19, 2013 - 6-17, 6-18, 6-19

6-17-13, Monday Departed Beaver Utah, elevation 7,886ft and headed east to connect with HWY 70 which we will take to Denver. We didn’t have a fixed destination, but Barb had found some interesting spots along the way as possible destinations. There was quite a bit of Highway repair on this leg of the journey and I do believe that Utah is the orange cone capital of the world, miles and miles and miles of them. There were some challenging grades, both uphill and downhill. Jerry and Linda have a new Chevy diesel 2500 and they are pulling a...

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Jun 24, 2012 - Colorado National Park, CO

We woke up this morning to the sound of the Colorado River rushing by. We took the opportunity to put our feet in the water. It was warmer than we expected it to be. While driving back to the Interstate we happened upon a ghost town called Cisco, UT. As we were passing through we had to stop for a train without any crossing arms to warn us of its coming. The picture shows it crossing our roadway. Then we arrived in Colorado about 90 minutes after leaving our camp. We continued on to Colorado National Monument. It was hotter than yesterday....

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