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Nov 15, 2007 - Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave

Today we visited the Buffalo Bill's Museum & Grave at Lookout Mountain. William F Cody was born in 1846 and experienced the Old West to its fullest. He herded cattle, worked on a wagon train, mined for gold, rode in the Pony Express and scouted for the Army. His skill as a buffalo hunter gained him the nickname "Buffalo Bill". The Buffalo Bill's Wild West shows travelled the world leaving a lasting vision of the American West. He even performed in front of Queen Victoria and in many towns in England which we hadn't realised so maybe one of...

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Sep 8, 2007 - Friends, Family, and Fishing

Well, Saturday the 8th finds us packing up and ending the first segment of our trip visiting family, renewing old friendships and a little fishing. Marilyn & I spent a day traveling the Poudre Canyon, which was beautiful, and so hard to capture in pictures. Carley really enjoyed the day as she could swim in some really cold water and play with a few other dogs. Day ended with a dinner with my brother and his wife saying our goodbyes. Had our first need for service on the road. Thought we had an air leak and was adviced to get it checked....

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Aug 18, 2007 - List of Goals

1. Visit with friends and family 2. Learn Spanish 3. Cook 3 new meals each week 4. Limit highly processed foods and buy locally produced food where possible 5. Avoid national chain restaurants; experience the local cuisine 6. Ride our bikes 5,000 miles 7. Visit Revolutionary and Civil War sites 8. Visit museums and other historic sites 9. Volunteer for environmental and political causes 10. Go to as many Gator football games as we can 11. Visit college campuses 12. Visit State Capitals 13. Visit presidential libraries

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Aug 17, 2007 - Glenwood Springs, CO to Golden, CO

What a beautiful trip through the Rockies - 154 miles including a short stop in Vail. We chugged up the mountain to 11,158 feet at the Eisenhower Tunnel going under the Continental Divide about 60 miles west of Denver. The tunnel is the highest vehicular tunnel in the world. We'll be staying two nights in the Dakota Ridge RV Park and its a beatuful park. It's paved and lots of grass and very clean. The temps are 70-80 and we had a small thunderstorm this evening. I'll get a chance to watch some sports tomorrow and Joyce will probably do...

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Aug 16, 2007 - Rockin' the Rockies

Melinda here - We decided to start today a little early since the total time looked to be about six hours for today. When we woke up, it was a little cool out, but no rain and no wind. Karyn and Mike ate breakfast at the restaurant outside of the hotel and Rolando and Melinda ate some oatmeal that they had in their room. We then loaded up the car and headed to the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park. After paying a $20 fee (well worth it based on the very nice roads and bathroom facilities) at the gate, we unloaded the bikes and took...

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Trip Journal

Colorado Challenge

Aug 15, 2007 - Golden, CO

We arrived in Golden on the west side of Denver in the AM. Three of my brothers live here. We got our RV all set up, then went over to my brother, Doug's home. Mom had flown in from Minnesota the day before. She was really brave. She is almost 90 and she had to ride a shuttle bus 3 ½ hours to get to the airport. She asked for a wheelchair and they took her directly to her departure gate. It was a pretty long day for her, but she did fine. We had dinner at Applebee's then went back to Doug & Joy's house for awhile.

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Jul 2, 2007 - Rawlins, WY to Golden, CO

An easy day, only 298 miles, but temps got up to 101. Ginny took a turn at driving again and this time did fine, but when we got to increased traffic around Denver she gave the wheel to Greg. We checked into a lovely campground in Golden, CO, Dakota Ridge RV Park and went for a swim and relaxed prior to dinner at The Fort restaurant. Greg lived in Denver area earlier in his life and for the last 20 years talked of concerts in Red Rocks Ampitheater and the views of Denver and The Fort. Last July Ginny got to see both of them for the first...

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Jun 29, 2007 - Dakota Ridge RV Park, Golden CO, Elev 6070 ft

We're in Golden Co, looking out the front of the coach at the Rockies! It is beautiful here but very hot. We're here just for the night then on to Grand Junction CO tomorrom morning before it gets too hot again. Driving through the Kansas High Plains (5000+ feet) was just beautiful. We had a good tailwind from there to Denever, helping out our gas mileage.

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Jun 19, 2007 - Dakota Ridge RV Park

We came back to Denver for a week to clean the last few things out of the garage and take care of several medical issues. The Denver area doesn't have very many RV parks but Dakota Ridge RV Park in Golden, CO has our vote for the best. The park is close to Heritage Square (great family entertainment), it allows an easy retreat into the mountains, and is sometimes visited by local deer and elk. Our site offered privacy on one side since it was at the base of the lookout, it was close to the dog walk area and was a short hike from the...

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May 22, 2007 - Driving to Colorado

Today we left my parents. They traveled to Lake Powell and we drove to Colorado. My parents were a huge help to us in our first week with an RV. My dad was especially helpful with showing Terry the gray and black water removal. Yuck! We left Utah with sunny skies and drove right into a snow storm. We followed the Colorado river most of the way. The drive was beautiful but also very scary! I did not like being up 11,000 feet in a snow storm. I made both girls sit in their car seats while I was gripping the arm rest most of the way. We...

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