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Sep 10, 2015 - Colorado

2015-09-09. Colorado Kin After our stay at Boysen State Park and the Wind River Canyon, the drive south along I-25 through Wyoming was not particularly pretty with miles and miles of dry, dusty prairie. How the cattle, horses and ranchfolk survive out here with little water to be seen is a tribute to their toughness. I could not live here. Between Caspar and Cheyenne, we stopped for the night at Glendo State Park, a good sized reservoir located close to the interstate but in the middle of nowhere. The park itself had several camping areas...

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Aug 11, 2015 - day 35

Denver is a modern metropolis, but a smaller city with a rich heritage is found about 50 miles south, Colorado Springs. We explored the area today, and our first stop was the U.S. Air Force Academy. The academy was started in 1954 and built in 1956. The centerpiece of the campus is the chapel. It was a short walk from the visitor center. The chapel is beautiful, unlike the rest of the campus. The buildings are boxy and lack character. It was a disappointment after seeing West Point and Annapolis. Just to the west of Colorado Springs is the...

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Lay of the land

Aug 10, 2015 - Day 34

We traveled thorugh Denver and took time to visit with two people -- Tina Stevens, our mortgage representative with Pulte, and Tedi Hunt, Vivian's 3rd cousin. But before we got to Denver we had to get out of Estes Park. That required driving down the canyon gorge we drove up two days earlier. Traffic was light and we took our time. The Big Thompson River canyon is awesome. Traffic got heavier as we got nearer to Denver. We decided to take the bypass around the city rather than go through downtown. It was a good decision. We had lunch with...

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Lay of the land

Aug 7, 2015 - Monument, Colorado and Beyond

Our granddaughter, Rebecca, flew into Denver to spend a couple weeks with us. She is 12 now (and going on 16) and we had a good time with her. We took the cog railway to the top of Pike's Peak, drove up through Rocky Mountain National Park, visited Garden of the Gods, visited Estes Park, and explored the cliff dwellings at Manitou Springs. Of course, Kate and Becca managed to make a couple trips to the shopping malls. Kate's sister, Chris, and Chris' daughter, Celina, both live near Monument where we were camped. Celina and her family were...

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Sep 22, 2012 - Longmont, CO Sep 2012

We arrived in Longmont on Tuesday and set up in the Boulder County Fairgrounds. The park is very nice with water and electric service at each site. On Wednesday we drove up to Cheyenne, Wyoming to continue our efforts to see as many state capitols as we can. The capitol was similar in style to many of those we have already visited. The capitol was built between 1886 and 1890. As we walked around the building we noticed, though the legislature was not in session at this time, there were meetings in nearly every conference room. After...

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Jul 30, 2012 - Thunder Benji

Our days have been filled with rain and our nights with THUNDER!! Benji just doesn't do thunder. We have been awake for ever and we are so tired. We have researched the Thunder Shirt and we are hoping this might help with his anxiety. In the mean time we just hold him while he shakes and slobbers. We were attempting to leave early. Oh, that was a joke!! We were ready to roll by 9 AM. I pulled out and our nightmare began. We spent the next hour attempting to hook up the car to the towbar. Finally I realized that we were not level, so I...

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May 30, 2012 - Colorado Heights ROD

Back to my same site at Colorado Heights ROD...halfway cleaned the coach and made an appointment for cabinet repairs with Matt at K&C for the 12th. On June 2 met Brook at Bandimere for the RV show and then we went to Sam's at SW Plaza. June 8th...met cousins Jack and Charlene Stout and Lou Stout and his wife at Chipotle's in Denver for lunch...what a great reunion as I had not seen Lou is over 40 years...hopefully we can keep in touch a little and have another visit in the future sometime. Dermatologist afterwards to remove a basal cell on...

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May 8, 2012 - Colorado Heights ROD

Another almost 500 mile day and again quite smooth with good roads all the way. Got into the ROD park about 5 pm after gaining an hour into Mountain time zone. Gas at the Flying J in Amarillo at $3.43 with discount. Site N141 on top of the hill facing north with view of pond below, ponderosa pines and Pikes Peak behind me and hills/tree to the north and east. Very little I25 road noise and very well maintained park. Good to be home again...love Colorado weather!!! Had dinner at super Chinese restaurant on Sat. night called Jasmine...

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May 25, 2010 - Monument, Colorado

May 25 Monument, CO Paula & Nick Primavera’s Another nice day at Estes Park with nice weather. We again did some more hiking before heading off to our friend’s house in Monument. It’s amazing how fast the clouds come in and changing the whole feel of the day. The most exciting thing we saw on this hike was three coyotes walking by and then a little while later we came upon a mother moose and her twin calves. The moose were kind of hidden so the picture didn’t come out very good but we sure enjoyed watching them. This area of the park has...

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May 20, 2010 - Monument, CO

Our trip to Monument took us over I-70 and through Vail and Loveland Passes. The trip through Vail pass was very nerve racking as it had snowed the day before and the roads were wet and possibly icy in spots. The temp dropped to 36 as we navigated the pass and watched the amount of snow alongside the road increase. Loveland Pass, although higher in elevation, was not as nerve racking as most of it was through a tunnel. We stayed in Monument for a week and while the campgrounds location is nice we soon tired of the daily winds - at times...

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Going Down MC's-LANE

Jun 12, 2009 - Garden of the Gods and our Anniversary

Today we drove to CO Springs again to visit Garden of the Gods. Yesterday while there, we had "brunch" in a wonderful Bakery...lucious sweet rolls and coffee. The mts., etc, reminded us of the delicious ones we had in Alaska. This is our 55th anniversary. Who wouldv'e thought!! We had lunch in the cafe at Garden of the Gods...what a beautiful setting. June has been there. Just not enough time to send all the pics...and how many different rocks can you look at? Actually...lots! It was awesome whether you were near, or distant. Colorado...

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Jun 12, 2009 - Breathtaking Colorado Springs area

I'm standing in the campground office at the only plug I can find working...so photos and entries will be sparse. We were in Greeley two nights. Kathleen is about 45 min. away...took off work early and spent the evening, and dinner, with us. We had a great visit with her. She is leaving Fri. for MD with all her girls. They are going to visit Liz, who is temp stationed there. Keep her in your prayers. She is preparing for her third tour to Iraq. We had another hairstorm while Kat was there...but not as bad as our previous one. Thank God, no...

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