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Jan 12, 2019 - Lamar, CO

After receiving several inches of snow overnight, and the snow continuing into this morning, we took our time with the final preps for leaving. By the time we left home (around 10:30), the snow had stopped and temps were above freezing. Our residential roads very still slushy and slick, but after that it was smooth sailing. We had thought that we’d have to take a longer route to avoid Monument Hill (which got more snow than Denver), but since it was warming up so nicely we decided to take the chance and head south on I-25. CDOT did a...

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Jan 12, 2018 - Lamar, CO

We packed up the last minute stuff (pillows, meds, electronics, etc), and were on the road a little after 10am this morning. Trying to dodge the snow and wind, we headed south on I-25, then switched over to Highway 24 East to Limon, and 287 Southeast to Lamar. Our GPS (which is a special one for RV’s) kept trying to wrongly get us to turn on to various dirt roads as we approached Lamar, but we ignored her, and found the RV park (which was on the main highway) easily enough. We came back last year through Lamar, and had the same problems, so...

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Mar 31, 2017 - Friday 3/31/17

I’ve posted a few photos from before we left Kerrville. On Wednesday, we joined our neighbors Florence and Duane (from the campground) for a goodbye lunch at a nearby place we’ve never tried before: Toucan Jim’s. It’s like the “Margaritaville” song come to life. All of the brightly colored outdoor tables and chairs are tucked into hidden corners with thatched covers. Tropical plants and flowers are everywhere. It was just beautiful, and we had the perfect weather for enjoying it. We want to go back next year on a warm evening. They have a...

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May 2, 2016 - Lamar, Colorado

The heater ran most of the night. I check the local weather. It is 27 degrees! But, the forecast is looking up. We take the RV into Lamar for a computer check. There is no “Check Engine” light and the RV is running great. A complete computer check is done. Everything looks good. We almost wish they would find something. Anyway, you cannot fix something that is not broke. Everyone seems to think that our intermittent problem is related to moisture. We now have a day to spend in Lamar. We visit the Colorado Visitor Center and get a lot of...

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May 1, 2016 - Lamar, Colorado

We are ready to leave Garden City. It is not our best exit from town. It is Sunday. We have an IHOP breakfast. We stop at a closed Verizon store. We turn around to get gas. Finally, we head west on Route 50. It is very windy and cold! We cross into Colorado. We are in the Mountain Time zone. We follow the Santa Fe Trail. After an hour and a half, we are ready for a break. We make our normal Walmart stop in Lamar, Colorado. On the outskirts of Lamar the RV acts up again. We pull over. We turn around and head back to an O’Reilly’s. We get...

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Apr 14, 2016 - Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve - Zapata Falls

Today I visited the tallest sand dunes in North America. They formed at the foot of the Sangre de Cristos mountains because the sand is too heavy to be carried over these mountains by the northeastward wind that blows across the flat. The tallest dune - Star Dune - is 755 feet tall. I once tried climbing the dunes in the western part of Michigan and had very little success so today I walked the flat , took my photos, enjoyed the view for a bit, then got in my car and headed 7 miles down the road to Zapata Falls. The sign at the turnoff said...

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Apr 22, 2015 - .Colorado

We had another good ride today. Except for Oklahoma there roads are almost as bad as Arkansas. The big difference is Arkansas roads are Interstates. We only traveled 169 miles today. We are still getting satilite channels out of Amarillo which is good. I didn't have to call and get local channels. But they are having storms down that way which messes up our TV but I think the worst ones have moved on. We had to survive with no TV in Post TX we were right under a tree. The only thing we survived on were things that I had recorded on the...

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Sep 2, 2014 - Overnight Larmar Colorado

We left Howard, CO about 10:30 and arrived at the Elks lodge at 2:30. We just staying here overnight nothing special. Look Kansas from here. Flat can see forever. Photo I attached is the flowers that are along the hwy 50 . I think they are Black eyed susan's. Since we have been in Colorado they have been along the roads. We heading for Kansas tomorrow. how are the picture someone said they are small. It's from the Iphone. Let me know. I guess I might have buy a camera if they are not looking good. until next time.

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Sep 2, 2014 - Lamar, CO

/// Lamar Sportsman RV Park Lamar, CO Tuesday – September 2, 2014 High Temperature: 87 degrees in Lamar, CO Overnight Low Temperature in Sidney, NE: 52 degrees A Travel Day: We got an early start this morning, departing the Cabela’s RV Campground at 7:45 AM. Our route today will take us south on Hwy 19, 138, Rt 6 and Hwy 71 to US 287. The distance is estimated at 265 miles. The road conditions were good and the traffic was again very light. We made very good time making just three rest stops and a lunch break. I should note that these were...

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Oct 26, 2013 - Bent's Old Fort National Site

On our drive today, Tom had heard about Bent's Old Fort NS from the Ranger last year at Yellowstone. Bob works there in the winter months. Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site features a reconstructed 1840s adobe fur trading post on the mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail where traders, trappers, travelers, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes came together in peaceful terms for trade. Today, living historians recreated the sights, sounds, and smells of the past for all to enjoy. Bent's Old Fort can be found at 35110 Colorado 194, La...

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Oct 14, 2013 - OTRA - CO - Lamar

10/14/13 Wow, was today a windy traveling day! I don’t usually like traveling when it’s windy but when we started out around 11 a.m., the weather was great! Right down CO-59 to US-287. Easy driving…other than the wind. Somewhere along the line, we picked up wind and somewhere along the line, the wind picked up hundreds of tumbleweeds that seemed to be playing “Dare” with us as they’d roll across the road, sometimes stopping in the middle, then go back the other way or continue to the fence on the other side. It was like a game of Tag!...

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Oct 16, 2012 - moved to Lamar, Colorado

We WERE going to spend the night in Dodge City, Kanasas BUT another weather warning for high winds, steady at 35 MPH gusting to 45-60 MPH on Wednesday the 17th, sooooooooo we decided to make a run for the border and get into Colorado. We landed in Lamar, Colorado and got up the next morning to head for Colorado Springs for four nights. Between Lamar and Colorado Springs there is Bent's Old Fort, a National Park Site. So I added one more stamp to my passport book, see tomorrow's date.

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