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May 26, 2016 - Ft Collins, CO

We left for Fort Collins around 10 and it was getting darker and darker as we headed north. We took the toll road around Denver which is well worth all the tolls. It’s an easy drive with little traffic. As we got on the toll road, we passed a familiar place….. Rocky’s original home! We picked him up from the breeder in Parker, CO, which is just a little south of Denver. Then as we were exiting the tollway, I remembered a great place on I-25 that is known for their cinnamon rolls, but I couldn’t remember the name. A little work with Google...

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Sep 28, 2015 - Horsetooth Reservoir, South Bay

What a homecoming! That's how it feels to return to Horsetooth Reservoir near Fort Collins, Colorado after four years. In our first week here we have had fun reunions with Fred and Leslie Frantz, our former co-hosts at Horsetooth Reservoir, Inlet Bay Campground; Jack and Sue Lawson, our friends who own an outstanding laundry we use in Fort Collins; and John and Barbara Lund, who we met in Wellton, Arizona but whose home is in nearby Loveland, Colorado. Bill also had a fun visit with Paul, one of the regular staff here in the park. We drove...

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Aug 3, 2015 - Fort Collins, CO

We left Denver about 10:30 Monday morning and although it was longer in miles to take the toll road around the city, there was no doubt in our minds that it was faster and DEFINITELY worth the money not to deal with traffic. It was a 2 hour drive to Fort Collins and we had Rocky walked and the RV set up by lunch time. Jay and I both opted for a restful day, so we headed out to lunch and then went to the movies to see the new Mission Impossible. On the way home, we passed a Trader Joe's. I was soooo excited, as the one in Austin is a bit of...

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Jul 10, 2014 - Eighth Stop - Fort Collins CO

JULY 10 – Eighth stop – Fort Collins, CO - KOA – full hookups – very nice park!! $45.00 per night! Trip through Denver was awful!! Lots of traffic and construction and we decided to exit to the Flying J for pit stop and no sign to tell where Flying J was!! So back on the interstate was a huge challenge! Great job driving to the guys!! Got there early and drove to Estes Park. Beautiful drive. Sad to see flood damage.

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Jul 10, 2014 - Cache La Poudre Scenic Byway Fort Collins Colorado

Once used as a transit corridor for Native Americans and white explorers, the road from Fort Collins to Walden still provides useful travel across the north central region of Colorado. The lands of North Park were once home to thousands of bison that wandered the plain. Now, deer, antelope, elk, moose, beaver, and coyote inhabit these lands. Now, the Cache la Poudre is intensively managed for importing, storing and conveying water. The byway starts in Fort Collins and takes you through Roosevelt National Forest along the Poudre River,...

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Jun 8, 2014 - Fort Collins, CO

We leave Laramie. We know there is a pass we have to cross as we head toward Cheyenne, WY. We are ready! The summit of the pass is 8,640 feet. It is the highest point of Interstate 80. I think it is the highest we have been this trip. We cross the summit with no problems. We travel at highway speed and do not need our flashers. Hurray! At Cheyenne, we turn south. Our destination is Fort Collins, CO. We are on the east side of the Rockies. We arrive early. We stop at a Wal-Mart. We then head across town to a Ruby Tuesday. Fort Collins is...

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Feb 11, 2014 - Return to Fort Collins, CO

Back in Fort Collins, CO Julie and I arrived back in Fort Collins after a short visit to Alaska on February 8th. The main task is to get Bill back in shape after his ordeal with the surgeon in late December. We are mostly spending a lot of time at Center Health Center and Rehabilitation Hospital. Not good “travel journal” material, but we are glad to be in position to be able to help out with Bill’s recovery. I made a few short road trips since being back. The first was to DIA to return a rental car in which I got lost. I also tried to get...

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Jan 7, 2014 - Fort Collins, CO

1-7-14 Fort Collins, CO. Just a quick update on what Bob and Julie are up to in Colorado. Julie's dad Bill has moved into a Rehab hospital in Fort Collins and he continues to progress but it will take time to get back to his old self. Julie and I have visited him every day to provide support and encouragement. I have forced Julie to get out and leave Bill to the Physical Therapist so they can do their work. We have driven up to Glen Haven, gone to movies, gone to dinner with some of Bill's neighbors, found new places to eat, and for extra...

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Dec 1, 2013 - Adios y Vaya con Dios

Final Blog...... Miles fly by and reminiscing stories of the trip as we make the trip back to Fort Collins and write this final blog of our Tour de Mexico adventure. We traveled 7,000 miles over a 24 day period. The travels touring Mexico were unforgettable. Mexico is an amazing and generous country with some very amazing people. We have met so many people that we will remember and wish to be back in their towns someday. This trip has been a "once in a lifetime" trip for all of us. We experienced so many offerings that began at the 1st...

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Tour de Mexico

Nov 3, 2013 - Pre-Trip Preparation

All the riders got together today to finalize the trip. We did a test ride on some dirt and got the wheels off the ground after a big uphill. Alan's family all came over and had a great pre-trip party with some smoked pork butt and great times. Telling good stories and everyone is looking forward to hearing about the stories when we get back. Ready to leave this thursday. Can't wait!!!

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Tour de Mexico

Aug 16, 2013 - New Belgium Brewery

This was our second day with Sue and Conrad Wiser in their lovely home in Longmont, CO. Sue made a fabulous breakfast. We went to their daughter, Katie's house for a great lunch with some other Lockheed friends that were visiting their relatives in Boulder. After lunch, we drove to Fort Collins to the New Belgium Brewery. It was fantastic. We had an awesome tour guide and tasted some great beers. I won a bottle of Fat Tire Beer by remembering the tour guides name - Marie. And Sue named the top beer in the country - Samuel Adams, but didn't...

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Jun 26, 2013 - Fort Collins

Spent the next couple days with an old friend Jim went out for dinner to the Charco Broiler a steak house restaurant that I was manger for 5 years, Had a great pepper steak, saw a couple of people who are still working there, who worked for me in the early 80's. A drive up over Horsetooth Reservoir then out for dinner and a movie, Saw the Man of Steel and okay movie a lot different from the Christopher Reeves' version. A stop by the cemetery to check on the flowers I put there on Memorial day for Mom and Dad, replace the flowers every trip...

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