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Aug 20, 2015 - A Visit to Steel City

The Colorado city is known by the nicknames “Steel City” and “Pittsburgh of the West.” You can’t help notice the rusting smoke stakes and furnaces along I-25 as you approach the city which is located about 125 miles south of Denver. It is a highly industrial city that kind of reminds me of the city I grew up in the east coast. However, what I’m talking about is Pueblo, Colorado. In the late 1800s, it was one of the largest cities in Colorado. The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I), one of the largest steels mills in the country, was the...

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Aug 17, 2015 - Colorado's Front Range

We’ve been in the Colorado Front Range since the beginning of August. The Front Range is an urban area in Colorado that is east and west of Interstate 25. It extends south from Fort Collins to Pueblo. This Front Range is where the majority of Colorado’s population lives. It was a shock when we headed south to this area from Cheyenne, Wyoming after being in lightly-populated areas on most of our trip this year. Our first stop was the upscale and liberal city of Boulder. It is sometimes referred to as the Berkley of the Rockies. The city is...

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Feb 9, 2015 - Pueblo, Colorado

We made it through the northeastern part of New Mexico and into another time zone in Colorado!!! Our first stop is at another Boondocker's house in Pueblo for a couple of nights. The temperature is still high 60s and no snow!! Though it does get pretty chilly at the base of the mountains at night! Our first night in Pueblo we went downtown to what they call a Riverwalk as it is a nicely paved path along the river. For being a Saturday night, it was very quiet-- a lot of the stores had closed down. We found a nice Japanese restaurant and...

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Our Road Trip

Sep 16, 2014 - Weisbrod Aircraft Museum

Pueblo Airbase Memorial Museum Wikipedia

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Sep 16, 2014 - El Pueblo History Museum

El Pueblo History Museum Ludlow Massacre

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Aug 12, 2014 - Pueblo-Royal Gorge-Riverwalk

Goodness I got a big disappointment today. Unbeknownst to me, the Royal Gorge and surrounding area suffered a huge fire last June. Thirty some odd of the forty buildings were destroyed and that incredible bridge and the road to it has been closed ever since. It is anticipated that the bridge will reopen on Labor Day. Many improvements have been made but many still not complete. Fortunately there was a lookout just prior to entering the last leg to the bridge so I got a scant view. I then visited the little town of Florence (no, I don't know...

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Aug 11, 2014 - Pueblo West. Colorado

Although I had one minute of huge raindrops, it was otherwise a beautiful day. I don't know where my brain was, but I kinda figured crossing across the bottom of Colorado would be uninspiring and boring. I thought all the action was north. Wrong again. The terrain was varied and the landscapes beautiful. Oh, and the clouds! I love the clouds. My mother did also. We (that's Boots and me) rose from 4500' (it wasn't 4000' as I previously mentioned) in Grand Junction to 11,312' as we crested Monarch Pass over the southern Rockies. Most of the...

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Jul 11, 2014 - Arriving in Colorado

Wow, today was a 6 hour drive! Didn't I say something about going over 3 hours, or was that just me thinking I did? What photos you will see are of New Mexico and Colorado as we did not stop anywhere. The terrain was amazing. From rocky to plains and back again. Keep in mind that the photos were taken going 65 miles per hour, some with the window open, and some through the windshield or window. It would have taken us 8 hours to get here if John would have stopped every time I said “stop here” so I could take a photo. Do you think he would...

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Yippee Tyo's!

Jun 14, 2014 - The attractions of Pueblo

Pueblo, CO Today was spent exploring Pueblo, CO. First we stopped in at the Pueblo Zoo. It is a small zoo, only 30 acres, but home to over 420 animals. Although he counts everything else, Jim fortunately did not try to count all of the animals. The zoo is well laid out and very pleasant with shaded walkways and mature trees. We explored it at a leisurely pace before heading off to the Garage Ma-HAUL and Swap Meet at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. It was held in the Ag Palace which is huge. It took us almost 1 ½ hours to get through the...

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Rail Days 2014

Jun 13, 2014 - A bit of culture

Pueblo, CO The claim to fame for Goodland, KS is a Van Gogh painting on an 80’ tall easel. The Giant reproduction of Van Gogh's "3 Sunflowers In A Vase", 24 by 32 feet, is so tall it can be seen from I-70. Naturally we viewed it from close up. Then we headed out across the immense wheat fields of Kansas where we saw some of the longest center pivot rigs that we have ever seen. Several were 20 units long. In NE they are usually only 7 or 8 units long. Today was really windy, making driving somewhat challenging. Not only was it difficult to...

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Rail Days 2014

May 1, 2014 - Back in Colorado

So happy to be sitting here with mountains in almost any direction we look, including a great view of Pike's Peak. The scenery changed a lot on today's drive. Usually when you go from one state to another the scenery doesn't change for awhile. When we left Texas today, the scenery changed within 10 miles of the border. No more agriculture - now the far-flung ranches were growing cattle. And we moved from flat plains to mountains. We even encountered some snow flurries! We've gotten the worst fuel mileage in the history of this truck &...

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Oct 26, 2013 - Ugly Drive

Bumper to Bumper traffic, miles of road construction (all desperately needed) and an incredibly bad stretch of I-25 pretty much describes our Saturday morning exit from Golden. We don't use much propane but we like to be full going into the winter so we topped off before we left the RV Park. To get a respite from the awful driving conditions, we ducked into a truck-stop for a 10-minute paw stretch for Foxy. Once we got a little south of Colorado Springs, driving normalized a little and we stopped at a rest area (these were few and far...

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