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Jun 13, 2019 - Country Jam... day 1

Yesterday afternoon after getting parked and setup at the KOA Grand Junction, I drove out to Mack, CO to pick up our armbands for the Country Jam. There were already hundreds of RVs parked in the sites/fields around the venue. I found the West Box Office and got our armbands and headed back to the Coach. We headed out to the Jam about 4 PM and stayed until Little Big Town played; got back to the coach about 1 AM. Very late night for us old folks. We were pleasantly surprised by the free beer, wine, cocktails and food including a catered...

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Summer 2019

Jun 12, 2019 - Road to Grand Junction was Interesting!!

Well we expected an uneventful trip across I-70 to Grand Junction following the route from last Summer when we stopped at the 4 Eagle Ranch in Wolcott, CO. Well about 45 minutes we see signs saying I-70 closed, take detour via US Hwy 6 over Loveland Pass. The detour added about an hour and 15 minutes to our trip and probably a few dozen more grey hairs on Anita's head. It turned out to be a gorgeous drive, even though I did not get to see much except for when we were stopped or just barely creeping alone in traffic. The most excitement came...

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Summer 2019

Nov 8, 2018 - Vegas to Grand Junction, CO

Las Vegas, NV to Grand Junction, CO 11-8-18 Today we are starting back to Glen Haven, CO. The trip is 800 miles, 12.5 hours. We like to break that drive into two days. We usually drive to Grand Junction (515 miles, 8 hours) then over the Rockies into Glen Haven,(about 300 miles in about 6 hours, more if there is snow in the high country. Because we have a long day of driving and it looks windy, we said our good byes to Kristi and Scott and hit the road by 8:30AM. The driving was windy but otherwise the weather was excellent. The...

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Oct 29, 2018 - Over the hill to Grand Junction, CO

Over the hill to Grand Junction, CO 10-29-18 The road trip to California began today. First stop, Grand Junction, CO. First order of business was brunch with Kate in Estes Park. We noticed there was a lot of smoke this morning coming from Rocky Mountain National Park. Kate will report later on that. We were on the road shortly after noon. We needed to cover 290 miles in about six hours. The weather could not have been better. Not much snow yet in the high country. We made it into Grand Junction around 6 PM, just before dark. Perfect. Had...

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Sep 16, 2018 - Bike Repairs in Grand Junction, CO

Slight change in plans. Left 4 Eagle Ranch a day early, heading to Grand Junction KOA. Got parked at KOA, then headed out to scout the route to the Harley shop for our departure in the morning. Had a nice Mexican dinner, and headed back for the evening. We got up early Monday morning and headed for the Harley shop, where we could not has asked for better results. They took us in first thing, and the bike was ready in about an hour; and all covered under warranty. Got a good start toward Moab about 11:00 AM.

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Sep 12, 2018 - Big Dominguez Canyon

Wednesday, September 12: Montrose → Big Dominguez Canyon → Colorado National Monument Weather: low 60sF and sunny in the morning, warming to low 90s with strong wind in Colorado NM Route: Montrose KOA → US-50W → Bridgeport Road → Big Dominquez Canyon Trail → US-50-W through Grand Junction → Colorado NM Highlights: - With a hike on our agenda today we wanted an early 5:45 start. Hubby had breakfast ready by the time I had packed the bed into its duffle bag and stowed the accessories in their bins. Packing up the tent was easy – it wasn’t...

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Aug 24, 2018 - Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

Shortly after I originally planned this trip I hit upon the idea of taking U.S. Route 50 through the Rockies rather than going back up to Denver to catch I-70. Since the drive was only 4.5 hours I needed an activity to fill the day and came across the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. The park is about 60 miles west of Colorado Springs near Canon City. The original park was apparently completely destroyed, except for the bridge, in a forest fire in 2013 so everything that is there now has only been around for 4 years. The $27 general admission...

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Aug 11, 2018 - Grand Junction, CO

Stopped here for a few days so that Beverly could visit with relatives. It is hot here. The surrounding mountains are in a fog due to smoke from the wildfires in California. The link to a You Tube video below was taken from our motorhome camera, westbound on I-70 past the Vail Summit. The highway is following the Colorado River through a canyon or gorge. We are on the elevated section of the highway and the eastbound traffic is below us running along the river. The video is kind of shaky because of the road condition although, we really...

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Aug 10, 2018 - Breckenridge, Colorado - Video Link

We have put in a link below to a You Tube video driving through downtown Breckenridge. ******************************************************************* You Tube Video - Breckenridge, Colorado

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Mar 7, 2018 - St George, UT to Grand Junction, CO

3-7-18 St George, UT to Grand Junction, CO Long drive today, but the weather was perfect and the scenery can’t be beat. We left around 9AM and drove pretty much straight through except a stop for gas and an occasional pit stop for the humans. We arrived at our destination shortly before 3PM for just under 6 hours driving time. Once we got to Grand Junction Julie surprised me by asking if I wanted to check out the local flying field and hobby shop. She had already input them to her phone map and directed me to both places. She wanted to kill...

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Sep 26, 2017 - Grand Junction, CO

Today we took a driving tour of the Colorado National Monument which rises over 2000 feet above the Grand Valley of the Colorado River. Situated at the edge of the Uncompahgre Uplift, the park is part of the greater Colorado Plateau, which also embraces geologic wonders like the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Arches national parks. It is a semi-desert land of pinyon pines and Utah junipers, ravens and jays, desert bighorns and coyotes. At the monument entrance the ranger saw Little Bear and told us dogs can walk around the campground by...

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Fall 2017

Sep 9, 2017 - A Change of Climate

We left the Rocky Mountains on Friday morning, climbing once again over the pass at over 12,000 feet. (Our new Sabaru is handling all this well.) Again the vistas were breath-taking. On our way down the other side we saw the headwaters of the Colorado River, the same river that carved the Grand Canyon. (We plan to be there Sep 18.) Of course, there were far more mountains to cross. The Rockies are a wide chain of mountains; check an atlas. We camped the night in Steamboat Springs at 6,730 feet. Rolling hills make excellent grazing land....

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