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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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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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Jul 5, 2017 - Grand Mesa Natl Forest

We left s. Mineral and drove up 550 to Montrose to stock up on food and fuel. From there we drove up through Cedaredge andon up to Island Lake. We got site #25 at Little Bear campground, which is the prettiest site up there. We going to stay here several days as it's right on a lake and about 10,000 ft high.

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Jun 25, 2017 - June 18th Grand Junction, Co

Not sure what happened..... This day has kinda gotten lost. I suspect that it was a heads down driving day without much to take note of out of the window. Here's Louie riding shotgun. (see photo) He may not be able to ride there when we get back to cities but out here in the wide open spaces his dazzling colors and reflection are not an issue. I’ve not mentioned it before and I wish I’d started taking notes when I first noticed this anomaly but….I’ve seen so many signs out here that I’ve never seen before in over 45 years of driving: 9%...

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Road Trip 2017

Jun 24, 2017 - Rifle Gap to Grand Junction

Rifle Gap to Grand Junction Days 16-19: Tuesday-Saturday June 20-23, 2017 We’d planned to stay at Rifle Gap two days but our refrigerator and air conditioner needed to be diagnosed and repaired or replaced. We knew that RV repair services and parts departments were available in Grand Junction. So we decided to leave Rifle Gap a day early (no refund) and spend several days at the Grand Junction KOA where we’ve stayed before; they had recommended a mobile RV repair service during one of our previous visits and the repairman replaced a...

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