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Jun 12, 2019 - Fort Collins my home town

This morning I packed up, gas up my car (Walmart 2.65 a gallon nice) and head down the interstate to Larimer where I turned off on to highway 287 heading to Virginia Dale Colorado. This is where I spent a lot of my child hood days, the first stop was the Abbey of St. Walburga, this was where we lived for several years where my dad worked on a cattle ranch, the only thing left of the old house is the rock room that was our spring house, the house was a very big yellow house that had been a hotel at Tie Siding, WY it had been moved years...

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Sep 19, 2018 - Fall in Colorado

Extending our stay a month to enjoy cool fall weather hasn't worked so far. We have continued to have warmer than usual and sometimes recordbreaking temperatures but fall foliage is turning anyway. Last weekend we ventured into Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park again with our good friends and outstanding guides, Jack and Sue Lawson. What a day we had viewing bugling elk and fall foliage. Then on the way home we saw cars stopped and people with cameras on the side of the road in Big Thompson Canyon. Thinking it was sheep, Jack...

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Aug 12, 2018 - Exporing Colorado

We can't move on to August without sharing one more 4th of July memory. Margie and her two granddaughters rode in a float for the 4th of July parade in Round Rock, Texas. These are my brother Roy's two granddaughters and his wife. What an experience for them, and this photo is a treasure for all of us. It has been a warmer than usual summer in Colorado and way too much hail. Fortunately most of it has been smaller than when Cory was here and got his truck damaged. Still we have managed to take many scenic drives and enjoy lots of time with...

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Jul 14, 2018 - More Colorado Fun

Cory sent me a few more photos from their visit that were on his camera, so I'm sharing those. Unfortunately, the nice cooler weather did not last. Mike and Mary Ella arrived July 9 and we had ninety degree temperature most of the time they were here. Despite the warmer than usual weather and three of four of us having mobility issues, we managed to show them some of the pretty country around us. This was Mike and Mary Ella's first visit to this area of Colorado. We took the back roads through Horsetooth Reservoir to Hwy 34 and on into...

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Jun 25, 2018 - Fun Summer in Colorado

It has been a wonderful summer so far in Colorado. As anticipated, we are getting to spend time with friends from our workamping days as well as friends who winter in Arizona with us. Some are both! Whether it's joker marathons, day trips, or whatever we enjoy being with Larry and Elsie, John and Debbie, Jack and Sue, Fred and Leslie, and Ray and Sue. Bill suffered a scary health emergency on June 1. We had spent the day in Estes Park and the national park celebrating our anniversary. When we got home he collapsed, hitting his face on a...

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May 12, 2018 - Spring in Oklahoma and Colorado

Wellton felt like summer had arrived, but we soon found winter again on our way to Oklahoma. Already at Amarillo, Texas it was 33 degrees. Oklahoma was cold and windy most of the time we were there. We used more propane for heating in less than a month in Oklahoma than all winter long in Arizona. We enjoyed our time with Cory, Rhonda and Bryce. Cory was busy with his business and Bryce and Rhonda were both finishing up college classes. Just before we left we had a wonderful dinner at their home, and I got to celebrate Mother's Day early...

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Sep 7, 2017 - Thursday Ft Collins

Wednesday in Fort Collins, CO, was cool and crisp, but perfect weather for a little hike after breakfast made by Jim. We drove to Horsetooth Mountain Park just west of the city and chose to take the 1.2 mile hike up to the Falls. Took just a bit to get used to the higher elevation, but we made it. We were rewarded for our efforts with a dry Falls. Bummer. Still a nice walk. We returned to our car after the return 1.2 miles in 55 minutes. After returning to Ft. Collins, we drove around the Colorado State University campus. Very nice. Got...

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Going West 2017

Sep 5, 2017 - Last stop , Fort Collins CO

Blogging time𯘎𯘎 This morning we had breakfast at the Hotel in Rawlings, Wyoming. We then had a short relaxing drive to Ft. Collins, Colorado. While waiting to check into our VRBO, we checked out Old Town and had lunch outdoors at CooperSmith Pub and Brewery while listening to a Jazz pianist playing in the courtyard. Jim and Sue took a nice walk around Colorado State University, and Steve and Barb stayed back and rested and did some laundry. We've had many changes to our dinner plans, and will be visiting Stacey's residence to check out...

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Going West 2017

Sep 4, 2017 - Transition and Preparation

Today was a day of transition and preparation. The first stage of our Fantastic Journey is completed. We have left the Oregon Trail. After Fort Laramie and the Gurnsey Ruts, the Trail continues up across Wyoming and lower Idaho. We covered only a third of the Trail, the 'easy' part. Ahead were mountain rivers and high passes, with the threat of early snows and freezing cold. But that part of the journey will be for another time. We have left the Trail for another time of discovery. We now begin a month of visiting the great National Parks...

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Aug 17, 2017 - Travel from Cairo, NE to Fort Collins, CO

August 17 – Travel from Cairo, NE to Fort Collins, CO We got up before the sun and headed west from the Deardorff’s Ranch in Cairo (sounds like Karo), NE to visit our friend’s, Steve and Lucy Caldwell in Fort Collins, Colorado. Steve and I were in high school band together. Having viewed hundreds of miles of corn and soybeans in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska, we can project that the corn and soybean crops this year will be plentiful. The green went on and on. : ) In our travels today, we started out at a little less than 2,000 feet...

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Jul 7, 2016 - Rocky Mountain National Park

From Canon City, we drove north to Fort Collins for the specific purpose of visiting Rocky Mountain National Park. There really are no words to describe the beauty and magnificence of this area. The Rockies are relatively “new” in geologic terms – only 40 – 70 million years old. As you drive the Trail Ridge Road and its side roads, you go through three ecosystems – Montane (below 9,000 feet), Subalpine (9,000 – 11,400 feet), and Alpine (above 11,400 feet) all with different plants and animals. They have all adapted to the harsh winds and...

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Rocky Mountain Trip

May 26, 2016 - Horsetooth South Bay

Just before we left OKC for Colorado, Cory and Rhonda surprised me with beautiful Mother's Day flowers and a huge card. Special not just for its size, this card had a pair of brown and black dogs on the front like the ones my brothers had years ago in Blackwell. The flowers made it all the way to Colorado, and I enjoyed them every day. Our first stop was South Haven, KS since we had RV service the day we left and didn't have time to travel far. The next day we made it to York, Nebraska. Third day out we landed in North Platte, Nebraska for...

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