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Oct 5, 2013 - Garden of the Gods Park, Colorado

The area was first called Red Rock Corral. Then, in August 1859, two surveyors who helped to set up Colorado City explored the site. One of the surveyors suggested that it would be a "capital place for a beer garden." His companion, awestruck by the impressive rock formations, exclaimed, "Beer Garden. Why it is a fit place for the gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods"! Some wrote of the park, "You wind among rocks of every conceivable and inconceivable shape and size... all bright red, all motionless and silent, with a...

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Western U.S. 2013

Nov 4, 2011 - Garden Of The Gods

We had another great day today in Colorado. We are finding so much to see and do in the area, it may take months of exploring to see everything. :-) We spent the day driving through the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Our first stop was at the visitors center where we watched a video about the area and did a bit of shopping. I found a great bird book with Colorado birds. That will come in handy here. I have already seen a few new birds for my bird list. After our awesome drive around the park, we went to Old Colorado City for some...

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Oct 22, 2009 - U. S. Air Force Academy

We have been at the Cummins Facility for about 5 days. Mostly to stay off the road while the snow was flying. We did get the big leak fixed finally. Well, we left Cummins this morning in a mix of clouds and a bit of rain. Got through the city of Denver with no fuss at all. Got a glimpse of the State Capitol Building, the dome is covered with 200 ounces of pure gold. It really shines. South of the city it was evident that the snow had gotten real serious. Lots of white, but at least the roads were dry. Arrived at the U S Air Force Academy...

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May 10, 2009 - Colorado Springs, CO

Sunday, May 10, Mother’s Day we drove to Colorado Springs. It was a nice scenic, short drive, which took only an hour or so to arrive at the Goldfield RV Park. It is another Passport America park, which is half price. We got settled in and then used the GPS system to find a restaurant suitable for a Mother’s Day dinner. We located a Black eyed Pea, which was nice and they were giving out a carnation to all mothers. Monday morning we had reservations to ride the Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway. We needed to be there by 8:50 and it was...

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Apr 8, 2009 - The Rocky's

The landscape changed again as we started into Colorado, aiming for the Rocky Mountains. We were surprised to find even flatter, more barren land with extremely long straight stretches of motorway. The world's first recorded rodeo was held in this area in 1869 and it was an Englishman, Emilnie Gardenshire, who won...the name seems a tad out of place with such a rugged event...go the Poms!..well done. Gilly handled the driving chores across the plains like an old trucker while 'the lad' snoozed ...hell! we made good time. The further west we...

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USA & Canada

Jan 18, 2009 - Colorado Springs, Colorado

Sunday, a day that I don't like to travel, because... if you have a problem, nobody is available to help. We had an easy day making it to Colorado Springs in time to watch the end of one NFL championship game and all of the other NFL championship game.

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First Quarter 2009

Sep 28, 2008 - Cripple Creek

We drove up to the Cripple Creek area with Glenn, Lisa and 2 of her 3 boys Josh & Colton, we went to her sisters cabin in the mountains and left the boys there to run around while we went in to town to meet her sister and mother at one of the casinos for lunch. We then had a few hours to gamble, Hazel did good. We then went back to the cabin and enjoyed the views and visited with the family before we had to get back to the coach. We dropped the boys at home and then went back to the coach for some ice cream and home made raspberry pie that...

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Sep 27, 2008 - Colorado Springs

Well we made it to Colorado Springs today, we did have a mis-hap when a semi kicked up a stone and it hit the windshield, nice spider crack with spreading . I found a place close by that will come out and do what they can to try to stop the spreading till we can order a new windshield. We will be visiting with Glenn and his girlfriend Lisa over the weekend, we may even take a few close trips to see some of the area. The colors here are just great the Aspens are turning ther bright yellows with the redish tops, they are mixed in with the...

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Aug 1, 2008 - moved to Colorado Springs

We moved 90 minutes east into Colorado Springs. We will stay in this area until probably around Sept. 15th then decide which direction (north, south, east or west) to go depending on the cost of diesel. We met Sandi's school girlfriend, Claudia (we went through all the grades together) and her husband Greg here at the Garden of the Gods RV Park. They will be staying in this campground until Monday and moving north to South Dakota (our home State !!! - per our license plates and driver's licenses).

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Jul 28, 2008 - Back and Forth.....

When we retired and moved from Aurora, Colorado to Tribune, Kansas, we were located exactly in the middle of our two daughters. Suzy and her family live in Aurora, CO and Sunny and her husband live in McPherson, KS. It is very convenient for us to visit both of them and it is convenient for them to visit us here at the farm. However, the past few weeks have become a series of "back and forth" trips. I feel like I have been going from Suzy's house to Sunny's house with a short overnight stop at home in the middle :-) We have been back to...

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Jun 29, 2008 - Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs (30May) When we arrived at the Air Force Academy’s FamCamp we were really impressed. The area is located in a forest, which include the animals that are supposed to be here. The warning signs tell us not to feed the bears and told of two sightings of a Mountain Lion in the immediate area and advised caution. The RV sites are very spacious and make you feel as though you are really camping instead of being in a RV park. Plenty of fresh air and sweet smelling trees, bushes, etc. The only drawback is the FamCamp is right next...

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Jun 8, 2008 - Monument, CO

============================= Monument, CO About half way between Colorado Springs and Denver. Passed through Pueblo on the way. More things to see there but as it turned out too far back to explore this trip. OFFICIAL DATA SURROUNDING AREA - Denver and Colorado Springs. ACTIVITIES - Went into Denver for a tour of Coors brewery. FOOD - We've been watching the Food network (especially the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives show) and making notes of places we might want to stop. First one was back in Amarillo and this stop is at the Buckhorn...

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