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Sep 5, 2014 - Time to Head South

It has been over a month since I have done an journal entry, so this just might drag on for a while. I need to catch up as we left Snow Mountain Ranch in Colorado on September 5th and need to get things updated. We left Colorado the end of July to fly back east for our annual family reunion at Lake George. This year was a little difficult as it was the first one without my Mom. She loved this week more than any other time of the year, and it was so easy to picture her there watching everyone enjoying being together and enjoying the lake....

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Jul 25, 2014 - A Couple of Photos

I have had a really hard time downloading photos, so here are just a few that made it. If I can't get them to download better I will change sites as it is becoming very frustrating - especially since we are here in this beautiful part of the country. Just a couple of quick lines and then I will try to get some more pictures loaded. We are working 3 and a half days a week (28 hours total), and really enjoying the work, our time off, and the people here. We eat in a communal dining hall (much like at college) and it is really fun to share...

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Jun 30, 2014 - High on a Mountaintop

One of the truly happy campers here is Suzie. There are chipmunks everywhere, and where we are parked she can have some freedom to run free. She knows where the chipmunks hide, and has completely destroyed a wood pile in an attempt to find one. She is really good about not going off too far, but we have to keep her close as there are cars nearby along with bears, fox and mountain lions. Last week on one of our days off we went to the Rocky Mountain National Park and drove the Trail Ridge Road which is the highest continuous paved road in...

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Jun 8, 2014 - Shopping Granby, CO

We decided it was time to go grocery shopping today, we found out the only real grocery store near us is in Granby, Colorado. Yikes! We don’t even have a Walmart in the area. We do have a local general store that we can go to for quickie items, but it’s going to take time to get the groceries in this area. :-) We were very happy to find a City Market located in Granby. We also saw a lot of unusual shopping in the area, everything from aspen bowls to antlers. We even stopped at a bicycle shop that also sold bison. We bought some bison dogs...

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Sep 1, 2012 - Granby, Colorado

Up and at em, to another sunny morning (+11). We decided to head West and North for some more Rocky Mountain riding. Turkey went out to the bikes early and was puttering around when he heard someone say good morning. He looked around and didn’t see anyone until he looked up, and there was a hot air balloon right above him. As he quickly looked around he saw there were about a dozen more balloons floating around nearby. We found out later that the 36th annual Colorado Balloon Classic started today and is considered Colorado’s largest air...

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Jun 25, 2012 - Sylvan Lake to Lake Granby, CO

Well, today was a day for leisure. We stopped at Sylvan Lake State Park last night. It is at 8600 ft. in the Rockies. We camped, did laundry, ate dinner, read a little while and went to bed. The night temperature was nice and cool. It was about 50º when we woke up. We took a hike around the lake this morning and Karen (don't you know!) fell down twice, tripping over tree roots (no surprise there), so I took the camera in my hand and told her if she fell again I was taking a picture of her. Wouldn't you know she didn't give me the...

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Nov 14, 2008 - Parachute to Rocky Mountain National Park and Granby Colorado 26 October 2008

Jeff Today we are driving to the Rocky Mountain National Park along the fast road, (75 mile per hour maximum), Interstate 70, until we reach Silverton after about 120 miles. From there we will go north and take the lesser main roads to route 34, The Trail Ridge Road which is the highest major highway in North America, topping out at 12,183 feet above sea level. This drive will take us to the eastern side of Rocky Mountain National Park. The first 30 miles was mostly flat open countryside to our right alongside the Colorado River with...

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Jul 11, 2007 - Rocky Mountain High

Today we traveled into the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Tried that Ford F-350 Diesel for the first time on "serious hills". We crossed two passes, one of which was Berthoud Pass at 11,300 ft ... or there-abouts. I was impressed with the Ford, including the expensive exhaust brake I had installed just for mountain driving. All went well going up ... and coming down the mountain. We are staying at Snow Mountain Ranch, one of two YMCA of the Rockies camps in the Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park area. Pine beetles have done their thing with Lodgepole...

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Summer '07