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Aug 22, 2011 - Getting Started

Earlier today several folks suggested that I start a travel blog for my time in South America as a way of keeping the many people who have an interest in my trip in touch with what I was doing and experiencing on my travels. I thought this was an excellent idea. So this is my first entry, 2.5 days prior to departure. Before I leave the country, I wanted to at least give a little explanation about the title of this blog. As many of you know, I've been working on getting myself and family to northern Colorado for the better part of 8 months...

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Jul 8, 2011 - Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins is located in the front range of the Rocky Mountains and is a must see location. If you have never visited this area of the country pack a suitcase or RV, get on a plane, train, or start driving, and be prepared to be awed by some of the most beautiful scenery you could ever see. I know, for those of you who follow my web sites, you have heard that before. Well I am not kidding there are a number of reasons you would want to come here: First Rocky Mountain National Park is just down the road and one of Colorado's best kept...

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Nov 2, 2010 - Horsetooth Reservoir, Colorado

Hello Everyone....Well we made it to Horsetooth Reservoir which is just outside Ft. Collins, Colorado. The campground is on the lake which is nestled in and surrounded by the mountains. They are not very busy this time of year so we got our pick of which camp site we wanted. We got set up and then we plopped for the day...we were kinda tired. This morning we are going exploring thru some of the canyons around here. Well I didn't read the map correctly and we took a wrong turn and kinda went out of the way of where we were headed....but we...

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Sep 7, 2010 - Labor Day 2010 trip

Lindy and I started from Colorado Springs, CO at 4:00 PM, traveled on I-25 to Monument and got McDs drive-through, got sunset shots near Fort Collins. Found a motel on College Ave for $59.99. Guys outside our door with SUV blaring music, singing along loudly. They said, "We'll turn this down soon."

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Aug 14, 2010 - Colorado Springs to Denver to Fort Collins

Colorado Springs is a lovely city so before leaving we decided to visit the Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings.The dwellings were built into the rock face by the Anasazi who were also known as the Ancient Ones or the Ancestral Puebloans.The alcoves provided cover from wind rain and snow for the people of this advanced culture that existed from 1100 A.D to 1300 A.D. Denver was our next destination which was not too far away.As we neared the city we could see it but could not get to it and had to ask for directions into the Downtown area.There...

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Aug 4, 2010 - Finally, a Bit of Rain

This morning it was clear and sunny and consequently, it didn't take long before it started heating up. We turned on the AC early, around 9:30, before heading out the door to go grocery shopping again. -- The other day when we were at WalMart, I wasn't really happy with their meat selection, so today, we went to a nearby Albertson's Store. We didn't need a lot of things, but wanted to get some more milk and meat. We were pleasantly surprised with the butcher department and even happier to see a sale on steaks which we thought were buy one,...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Aug 2, 2010 - Breakfast of Champs

It has been many years since I had a beer for breakfast - many, many years. This morning, we went to the Anheuser-Busch Plant here in Ft. Collins for a free tour which started at 10:00 am. This particular plant added on a huge section in 2002 which cost about $200 Million which our tour guide said took approximately two months for AB to recoup. Needless to say, they make a lot of beer and consequently make a ton of money. We are all definitely in the wrong business. -- The Anheuser-Busch brewing business was started in the 1800's by Mr....

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Jul 31, 2010 - Exploring Ft. Collins

We headed out the door this morning before the heat of the day started. We wanted to find WalMart and replenish groceries and we had seen a billboard advertising a nearby flea market that we wanted to explore. John asked at the front desk about the flea market, but no one had heard about it so I went on line and got the address of what was supposed to be "Colorado's largest indoor flea market". It's been a while since we have been to one and I was excited. It was beautiful outside this morning, but at nine o'clock, it was already 75...

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Jul 30, 2010 - Back Into Colorado

After being in and about Wyoming for the past two months, today we moved back into Colorado where we will hopefully stay for the next month or so. We continued our journey across the plains and cattle country. There were beautiful thunderheads in the distance with a scattering of smaller clouds overhead. And it is hot. It was hot all last night and it is supposed to be hot all weekend with hopefully a little cool down on Monday. We all hate the heat. -- We stopped for a breakfast break at Cheyenne, Wyoming, where John noticed the gas price...

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Jul 22, 2010 - Thursday July 22-Ft. Collins KOA

This morning was a full catered breakfast. Wow, there are some great cooks in this group! We did laundry and made reservations in the morning. After lunch, we measured our window's and drove to Lowe's to pick up some mini-blinds. We had decided to change from the day/night shades in the motor home to mini-blinds a while ago, but with the cabinets being installed in the near future, we are going to have to get to work on replacing the blinds in these areas prior to the installation of the cabinets. We grocery shopped, then headed back to the...

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Jul 21, 2010 - Wednesday June 21- Ft. Collins-

Today was either a Budweiser or Belgium Brewery tour. We had opted for the Belgium Brewery, but decided instead to go to historic Old Town. Lots of shops, but it looks like a lot of other old town areas. We returned to the motor home for lunch and became wrapped up in trying to find an RV Park in Breckenridge, unsuccessfully. This evening is a pot luck dinner, so I started doing some cooking/baking for tonight. We met with one of the Alfa owner’s who builds in cabinets/desks etc in Alfa’s, and made an order for a new cabinet connected to...

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Jul 20, 2010 - Tuesday July 20- Estes Park and Train Museum

Continental breakfast again this morning. We could have car pooled to Estes Park, but decided to drive ourselves so that we could return to the motor home whenever we wanted too, so we caravanned in a total of 7 cars. Our leader, Charlie, lives in Ft. Collins, so he took us on a short cut. It was okay until we hit the dirt road covered with horse manure. Oh well, it was only about 2 miles. We drove into Rocky Mountain National Park. We had climbed by this point from 5,000 ft to 8200 ft at the park entrance. We continued to climb, via...

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