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Mar 18, 2010 - Ogden UT to Fruita, Co

Made the drive from Hill AFB to the Colorado River State Park, about 19 miles inside of Colorado. Got in early enough to be able to sit outside and enjoy dinner and watch sunset. Very beautiful. After dinner we went down to the Colorado River and got the fishing lines wet. Debi, who hasn’t fished in many years, got started ok, but ended up with a nice messy “bird nest” in her reel, so spent the next hour or 2 trying to untangle it. She ended up just cutting it out and cleaning up the mess. Scott saw a couple jumpers, but no biters. Maybe...

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Aug 22, 2009 - Touring Colorado National Monument

We started our touristing early today to avoid the heat. Apparently there is an unusual heatwave going on here. It was over 100 here today. Fillmore is absolutely miserable with the heat even inside in the AC. He's forgotten what it is like to be a Florida dog. The Colorado National Monument was founded in 1911 and is a huge mesa with canyons within it. It would be somewhat similar to Mesa Verde although not as big. Our drive today along the inner rim was 23 miles. We got out at the visitor center before the tour busses arrived and walked a...

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Living Our Dream

Aug 21, 2009 - James M Robb Colorado River SP

Another travel day, another new home. We traveled about 100 miles northwest on US 50 through Grand Junction Co to James M Robb Colorado River State Park. Today our move was entirely uneventful thank goodness. We were plugged in by 1:00 and spent the afternoon inside as the temp was in the 90’s. This is Colorado? Our journey today was interesting as we came down from 7000 feet to about 4500 as we moved towards the west side of the Colorado Rockies. We went from the cool temps at high altitude down into a high desert where we saw no trees and...

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Living Our Dream

Jul 11, 2009 - Fruita and the Grand Mesa

On Thursday morning we headed north from our campground through the community of Montrose and northward on route 50 toward Grand Junction. It was an interesting drive with a changing variety of vistas along the way. When we reached I-70 we turned to the west to the community of Fruita and the Monument RV Park. Our main purpose in visiting Fruita was to spend some time with our good friends and former neighbors, the Porfirios. We visited Donna and David on Friday evening and had dinner at their favorite Chinese Restaurant (where we had eaten...

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Jun 19, 2009 - Colorado National Monument

I only traveled about 100 miles today but made it to Colorado once again. I chose this town because of its name and because it is on the Colorado River, which I seem to be following, without having planned it. I drove Miss Daisy up the Colorado Scenic Byway, since there wasn't an available BLM campsite for her on the River last night and I wanted to see things from higher up. I still love that road. Once I got here, I found out that I am in the valley of the Colorado National Monument. So, I am not out of big rock country yet. Even though I...

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May 27, 2009 - North Platte, NE to Fruita, CO

Today was a long day. North Platte to Denver,to Vail,to Snowmass,to Grand Junction and finally, Fruita at the SW border of Colorado. We covered close to 500 miles. The scenery was a showcase of the spectacular. I think the selection of pictures describe the journey better than the written word. We saw the mountains,climbed them and descended to our night's destination-Monument RV Park in Fruita,CO. We were physically and emotionally exhausted from scenic overload. Tomorrow we head for Vegas and the eternal wish is we need to spend more time...

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Oct 1, 2008 - James M Robb State Park

We arrived in the town of Fruita, Colorado after an uneventful drive of 96 miles from Montrose. We will be spending our last 4 nights in Colorado here at James M Robb State Park. This is a relatively new campground and it is laid out like most of the other Colorado State Parks we have visited. It is made up of mostly large pull thru sites, about half of which offer up full hookup. The park has a swimming pond, fishing lake and access to the Colorado river. It also sits right at the base of the Colorado National Monument which we will be...

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Sep 18, 2008 - Guardian Angels Busy!

Note: No internet last night, so I'm posting the events of Wednesday a day late. The drive through Green River and Utah today was interesting with its rocky cliffs, but I got a lot of snapshots at those spots last year! Tonight we're staying in St George and the WiFi is off-and-on, so I HOPE this gets posted!! We're almost home. We should be in Boulder City tomorrow afternoon but -- as you'll see below, we can never be sure! -Carol- *********************** Our guardian angels have been busy! In writing the day's events -- seeing it in...

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Sep 17, 2008 - Fruita, CO

A really beautiful drive between Gunnison and Montrose! Another summit, but oh well... Most of the trees have turned yellow with some orange - fall is coming. We're at Colorado River State Park-Fruita. We have a beautiful view of the red cliffs. Unfortunately, the weekend is full. We tried other campgrounds around here, but found out everything is full due to the Wine Fest (who would know - wine fest in CO?). So we'll go east to another state park and come back here on Sunday for 3 nights. Then we'll head for Great Basin in Nevada.

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Alaska '09

Sep 11, 2008 - the Grand Mesa and the Colorado National Monument

Well...This is our last night in Colorado...and I will say that I am going to miss it. We have seen some of the most beautiful and diverse country while here. We definately plan on coming back and spending a month or more here. Before we left Montrose we drove up to the Grand Mesa. It is the highest flat top mountain in the country...over 10,000 ft. high. There is one main road to drive through it(starting at Delta and ending in Grand Junction), with numerous overlooks. There is supposed to be about 200 lakes up there...the Mesa is the...

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Vandines' Adventures

Aug 21, 2008 - Dinosoar and Colorado National Monuments

August 21, 2008 We left Flaming Gorge Recreation area stopping at the dam on our way to read about the construction and project. We continued traveling oon rt 191 which is a scenic byway and rode thru the mountains traveling through desert area and winding mountain passes. The colored rocks and sand were beautiful. At Vernal Utah we took route 40 and stopped at Dinosaur National Monument. We drove the scenic drive and took a guided Ranger hike. It was very informative as she told us about the discovery of dinosaur fossils back in 1932 by...

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Jun 24, 2008 - Tue. - Great Sand Dunes NP

(Leaving: Alamosa, CO - Destination: Fruita, CO - 308 miles) 06:00 AM The alarm goes off. Nobody slept very well last night. Nice room, bad beds! 06:45 AM We finally head out for some breakfast. We have the usual; cereal, Danish, fruit, juice and some coffee. 07:22 AM We get back to the room and finish packing and loading the van. We get some ice for the ice chest and some for our drink cups, then we are ready to check out. 07:36 AM We hit the road in search of The Great Sand Dunes National Park. 08:24 AM We arrive at the park...

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JD's Vacation 2008

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