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May 6, 2017 - Visit with the Cousins

2017-05-06 - Monument, Colorado We spent a night at Cheyenne Mountain State Park outside of Colorado Springs; a really nice state park with full hook ups and generally level concrete pads. Then, we spent the next four days with my cousins in the Monument, Colorado area north of Colorado Springs. One of my cousins, Eileen, lives with her husband, Dan, in Monument and we stayed at Colorado Heights RV "Resort" about 5 miles from their home. Eileen and Dan were in the midst of getting an addition to their deck but we spent four days having fun...

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May 1, 2017 - Driving CO 17 and US 50 - Arkansas River Headwaters

2017-05-01.Drive along CO 17 and US 50 to Colorado Springs Wow! It really pays to drive the "roads less traveled" if you want to see the wonders of this country. We left the Great Sand Dunes and rather than head toward I-25 to Colorado Springs, we decided to take Colorado 17 north to Salida (pronounced not as it would be in Spanish - meaning "exit"- but with a long I. What can I say?) Wow again! Rt. 17 starts in the San Luis Valley between the snow capped peaks of the Sangre de Cristos mountains. The road is flat initially but gradually...

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May 12, 2016 - Sunny Day and Vicki

It was a beautiful day in Howard, Colorado. Overnight we had temperatures in the mid 30s and we awoke to low40s. But from the beginning it was a clear and sunny day. The RV park is situated on the north side of the Arkansas River and is accessed via a one-lane bridge that is limited to a weight two tons below the weight of the Phaeton. Just past the entrance to the park is an underpass beneath the railroad tracks that has a height limitation two feet below the height of the Phaeton. On the other side of that underpass is a back road that...

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May 11, 2016 - Into Colorado

We had non-stop four-lane highways today until we didn't. We took 87 out of Clayton and followed it to Raton where we turned north on I-25 through the Raton Pass at nearly 8000 feet. The Cummins 380 hp engine is proving itself to be significantly more powerful than the 360 hp Cummins in the See Ya. We easily handled the pass. Sue took over driving after lunch near Trinity, CO and soon was dealing with construction and rain. She handled it smoothly as we headed toward Pueblo. We soon spotted our fist snow-capped mountains ahead and to the...

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Sep 1, 2014 - Howard, CO

We left GJ Saturday Aug 30, under a very a stressful situation. Our cat Kiki was not well and we had find a vet to put her down. It was about noon that we were able to continue our route with a lot tears. She was our travel companion and is truly missed. We traveled along hwy 50. Had spectacular road trip over the Monarch Pass 6 to 7% on both side for many miles. A steady grade up and then down. traffic was light as it being a holiday weekend. We pick Howard as it was like a half way point of where we wanted be. Great campground right on...

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Sep 15, 2010 - Crossing The Rockies

We decided not to go to Denver so we are taking hwy 50 to cross over the Rocky Mountains. Man am I glad we had five hundred turbo charged horsepower to get over Monarch Pass at 11,312 feet and a two stage Jake brake to come down the other side. It was twenty five miles of 6% grade and switch back road to the top and the same down the other side. Needless to say Mary was not to happy with the twisting and turning road or the fact that when she looked out the window on her side it was a shear drop off of a few thousand feet. Tonight we are...

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Jul 27, 2010 - Southern Colorado

The tourist brochures call Buena Vista and Salida “The Headwaters of Adventure.” The Arkansas River runs through the cities and through the entire valley. There are several 14ers, peaks over 14,000 feet, which entice the serious hiker (that’s not us!) who is interested in “bagging peaks.” Various railroads came through the valley at the turn of the century and cities sprouted up to accommodate them. It is a vibrant area and now the valley is a heaven for kayaking, rafting, ATVing, four-wheeling and hiking. Both cities have taken advantage...

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Jul 16, 2009 - Durango, CO to Howard, CO

Traveling with Carol, Lou & Beau ............... We arose very early this morning to head out to Howard, CO. Because of how we were situated in out site, several helpers appeared to give Lou a hand, getting the truck/RV heading straight out, backing back down the road, and making it possible for him to make a left turn to go over the bridge, leaving Durango. Out stay here was nice. VERY few bugs, after being in Texas for awhile. Beau was happy to not have any of those nasty burr things getting in his feet or on his fur. He told me so!...

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Jun 26, 2008 - Oh No! 4 miles from gas station and we ran out of gas

We pulled out of Council Road RV Park about 7AM on Tuesday, June24. As I mentioned in the last entry, my hope was to reach Raton, NM for a one or two night stopover. Our friend Byron – the husband of Lynda’s classmate Sharon – had lived in Raton about 40 years ago. He told us we would like the area, so that seemed like a good enough reason to check it out. Besides, if we made Raton we would be less than 200 miles from our destination. The drive west from OKC to Amarillo, TX is quite boring and I assumed (correctly, as it turned out) the...

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