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Mar 8, 2020 - Green River, UT to Glen Haven, CO

Over the hill on I-70 3-8-20 Did not get the early stop I had hoped for but finally got going around 8:30AM. The accommodation at the Comfort Inn of Green River is excellent with a great complimentary breakfast, the breakfast slowed me down. The road was the same as yesterday, very good. The weather was good also, but I saw something brewing up ahead which makes me uneasy on I-70. There is climb to 11,000 feet ASL before cresting the mountains an heading into Denver. There was a slowdown on I-70 from Vail till about the Eisenhower tunnel,...

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Feb 29, 2020 - Rock Cut Brewing Company Half Anniversary party

The Half-Anniversary Party at Rock Cut Brewing Company 2-29-20 Finally got together with our neighbors from across the river, Doug and Sandy. We all went to breakfast in Estes Park at one of our favorites, the Notch Top Restaurant. Was fun getting together with these guys and getting caught up on all the important local news. The combo of Doug and Sandy knows everything. Was a fun breakfast which Doug and Sandy insisted on paying for because it is, apparently, still my birthday. After returning to the cabin for a short rest, it was off...

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Feb 28, 2020 - Bob and Kate's Fun Day

Bob and Kate’s Fun Day 2-28-20 Today was a day off for Kate and my birthday. Kate had big plans for me, but first up was getting the vehicles serviced. Estes Park boasts many services, but an oil change facility isn’t one of them. Unless you do your own oil change and lubes, you need to go down the hill to one of the big cities, (Loveland, Fort Collins, Longmont, etc). Usually you have errands to run in these places anyway. Kate had a bunch of dash lights on her Toyota RAV demanding attention. I made an appointment at a dealership in...

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Feb 27, 2020 - Hunkering down in the mountains

First couple days in Glen Haven 2-26 thru 27, 2020 Had a hard time sleeping after missing a day of sleep. I seem to have a touch of altitude sickness. Breathlessness, lethargy, feeling cold, and no appetite, all of the classic symptoms except the headache. I suppose I should not be surprised as I went from 85 feet (above sea level, Anchorage) to 7,800 feet in Glen Haven. I have felt the elevation before, but I was younger before. I plan on resting, drinking plenty of water. Should be just fine by the time I leave. While resting up, I made...

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Feb 25, 2020 - Anchorage, AK to Glen Haven, CO

Anchorage, AK to Glen Haven, CO 2-25-2020 This is the story of Bob’s solo, mid-winter adventure. Julie has other plans so will miss this trip. The plan was to visit daughter Kate in Glen Haven / Estes Park then drive to Las Vegas for a mini reunion with some college friends. Maybe even see a college basketball game or two. Gonna be fun. My plan was to fly from Anchorage to Denver, then take a shuttle bus from DIA to Estes Park. Because I needed to arrive in Denver to make a shuttle connection, a brutal, red-eye flight from Anchorage was...

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Nov 11, 2018 - Last days in Glen Haven

Last days in Glen Haven 11-11-18 Exactly one hundred years ago today World War One ended. Armistice day eventually became Veterans day that we celebrate today. To all veterans everywhere, thank you very very much. Looks like we came back to Glen Haven just in time. California caught fire right after we left and there are snow showers today that is causing traffic problems in and around Denver. I guess we are charmed travelers. Snow is falling in Glen Haven, temperature was 15 degrees so it was good having 4WD this morning while running...

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Nov 9, 2018 - Over the mountain.....one more time

Over the mountain…one more time 11-9-18 Making the final push to the Front Range, (east side of the Rocky Mountains), or Glen Haven to be exact. Left at the reasonable hour of 10:00AM in cool but clear weather. Perfect driving conditions. There was some snow in the high country that wasn’t here a week ago but none on the road. Except for some road work near Vail, (someone had cleared out a guard rail), there were no delays. We arrived in Estes Park just before 5PM. Went to Ed’s Cantina for an early dinner and, wouldn’t you know it, our...

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Oct 27, 2018 - The Rocky Mountain Model Expo

Going to the Rocky Mountain Model Expo 10-27-18 For the last few days, we have been doing fun stuff, socializing with friends, and less fun stuff, working around the cabin. Time now to go to the Rocky Mountain Model Expo! The model expo was held in the Denver Mart located in north Denver. This event features all sorts of modeling activity in the Denver area. It seems that model railroading is VERY big in this area. Model aviation also had a small presence as well as rockets, cars, boats, games, and other hobbies. Was a fun afternoon and a...

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Oct 22, 2018 - Bath drain relocation day

Bath drain relocation day 10-22-18 It’s not all fun and games at the cabin in Glen Haven. There is a lot of work required to keep the place from falling down. One of the jobs that I have been putting off forever was the rerouting of the tub/shower lines to the grey water system. I called the pumper truck to empty the vault recently. After handing over a check for 400 bucks, I became motivated to finally get the job done. This cabin was built on a rocky hillside and only a few feet from the Little Thompson river that runs in front of the...

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Oct 19, 2018 - Visitors then Longmont, CO

Visitors then Longmont 10-19-18 Had a nice visit from Julie’s brother Eric and his wife Laurie. They came to Glen Haven for a couple days from Tennessee on their way to Mt Rushmore in SD then down to Joplin, MO. We played trivia at Rock Cut Brewing Company, went out to eat a few times, and got schooled in card games, (Eric and Laurie are good with the cards). Always fun having Eric and Laurie visit. It has been a while. Julie, Kate, and I all went to Longmont, CO to get new tires for Kate’s vehicle, have lunch, then go thrift store...

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Oct 15, 2018 - A grand tour of Glen Haven, CO

A grand tour of Glen Haven, CO 10-15-18 Julie and Bob continue to “winter” in the Colorado Rockies. After digging out from the last snow storm, we pretty much limited our activities to bringing firewood into the cabin to keep the fire going and watching football games, and visiting with our guest Andrea. On Monday, Cousin Andrea headed back down the mountain to her home in Colorado Springs. Since it was so nice, sunny and clear, Julie said it's time to get out and do something, anything, so we walked to the Post Office to check Kate’s...

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Oct 13, 2018 - Laying low in Glen Haven, CO

Laying low in Glen Haven, CO Julie and I have been laying pretty low since arriving in Glen Haven a few days ago. Probably a combination of a long flight, altitude adjustment, and a couple snow storms. We have done a few maintenance things around the cabin. We went to town, Estes Park, and all the way to Loveland/Fort Collins for supplies. We even took a neighbor’s dog on a walk. While Julie and I are gasping to breathe the thin mountain air, daughter Kate is working two jobs, going on hikes after work, and generally having a good time...

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