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Sep 15, 2010 - Where did the Rockies go?

Set out this morning from Glenwood Springs, Colorado in the Western foothills of the Rockies. Sunny skies and warm temps prevailed. Had a great ride into the Rockies and through Independence Pass. This road crosses the Continental Divide at 12,000 feet elevation so we stopped and climbed the hill for the photo op. The winds were whipping and the temps were chilly but the camera called. Mary didn't have her winter beanie so she chose to hike up in her motorcycle helmet. Lots of pretty views, including the aspens yellowing up for the fall. A...

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Jul 9, 2010 - We Are High !

Sunday, July 4, 2010--Palo Duro Canyon I installed our new tongue jack today. We found an alternative model at a RV dealer in Amarillo. They brand that we were using (Utra Fab) has been replaced twice in the four years that we have been retired. I think that at $ 300.00 each, these jacks should last longer than two years. We purchased a Husky brand at $249.00 and it has a thousand pound higher lifting capacity. The dealer told us that he carried this brand because of the high failure rate of the Ultra Fab. We will see how it lasts. The jack...

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Jul 6, 2010 - A Royal Gorge, a Castle and other old stuff

On Monday we were joined by my sister-in-law Sarah Riddick for a drive over to Canon City, about 30 miles away. It’s an old town, with lots of old buildings, and we enjoyed walking around the downtown area looking at them, but there’s not much else going on. Well, except for the prisons. For some reason (maybe it’s the mountains) there are 9 state and 4 federal prisons – not including the Prison Museum – in Canon City. We didn’t visit any. We just wandered around, then had lunch at a cute coffee shop and then sent Sarah on her way back to...

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Jul 4, 2010 - Pueblo Riverwalk and a Train

When we realized we were going to be spending a significant amount of time in the Midwest (not on our original plan for the summer) and, moreover, that the opening week of concerts for the Santa Fe Desert Chorale (an organization dear to our hearts) was just a few weeks after our planned departure from Junction City, we decided to spend the intervening time in New Mexico. Many of you know that we spent a number of summers in Santa Fe before we traded in our house there for the RV; we still have many friends there and love all of northern...

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Oct 8, 2009 - Breakdown at Pueblo

The big F550 stopped working on I-25 North as we entered Pueblo, CO.pulling our fifth wheel. Luckily the nearest offramp was US 50 and a reputable Ford delaership (Spradley Barickman Ford) was only two miles dowm the road. Found that on Google on the cell phone. Isn't technology wonderful. So after holding up freeway off ramp traffic for about an hour we got Wayne's towing to drag us to the Ford dealership lot. Saved us with a big yellow truck. So we spent the next 13 days waiting for repairs and boondocked in the Ford parking lot. The...

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Aug 21, 2009 - Pueblo, Colorado

Such a nice KOA ........ When we arrived we was to call Fran's friend, Jo Dunmire, which we did. After telling us not to unhook the tow vehicle, she immediately came over and drove us over to her home where she had prepared a wonderful home cooked meal. So we enjoyed good food and good wine and great company. The next morning Ken and Fran had the all you can eat pancake breakfast there at the KOA and then Jo came and off we went to the most wonderful winery, The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City, and then to see her son and his wife...

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Aug 14, 2009 - Back into the Southwest

Route 96 slid into Colorado, past cattle trains over a mile and a half long, past ranches, tiny villages and through a swam of grasshoppers which splattered the windshield reducing visibility. We transfered to the 25 freeway at Pueblo and saw a couple of herds of elk. Unfortunately too far from the freeway for good pictures. We continued south into Raton, New Mexico, and to Sugarite Canyon State Park. Here we lucked out finding a site at the popular campground. At almost 8,000 ft above sea level it was cold and heavily forested. Bears are...

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Jun 14, 2009 - Pueblo, CO

It is GREAT to be back on the road!! We finally got launched on Tuesday and headed north on I-35 into Oklahoma. Along I-35 between Denton and Oklahoma City there is a scenic area of the state. It is most interesting near Turner Falls. On the first day we only went about 200 miles as we turned west just south of Oklahoma City onto I-40 and spent the night at El Reno. We covered more territory on the second day as we headed northwest on highways 270 and 412 through the Oklahoma panhandle and then turned north on highway 287. About 20 miles...

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May 7, 2009 - between Pueblo and Colorado Springs, CO

This is a nice RV park (Mountainview) nestled between mountains and loaded with evergreen trees. There are lots of animals around, including bears. I was walking from the shower to our RV and heard a loud bark, a chain snap, and looked up to see what I thought was a Great Dane lunging toward me. It was a deer! It stopped about 12 feet from me and slowly walked away. My heart was pounding!

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Nov 4, 2008 - Leaving the High Country

Election day finds me heading to lower elevations and the country with history making president elect Obama. Teens expected this week and another snow storm so I decided to head towards Pueblo where the shows are this next weekend. Spent 3 nights at Goldfield RV park off State Highway 24 and 26th in Colorado Springs and then Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo for the weekend.

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Sep 22, 2008 - Four days off in Pueblo

We arrived in Pueblo, Colorado on Friday the 19th just in time for the 10th annual Chile & Frijole Festival. After visiting, and eating our way through this festival, we took the next couple of days off. The weather has been beautiful and we have really enjoyed our 'time off' here at Lake Pueblo State Park. Our time along the 'Front Range' has come to an end and we will continue our travels west in the morning. Stay tuned!!

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Aug 9, 2008 - Which way do we go?

We’ll start off with the easy stuff first..... I have not heard from Bud and Sharon today to no news is good news. They were spending the night with her sister in Charleston, West Virginia. Home sweet home for them on Sunday. Now for these old men. The boys stopped in Laramie, Wyoming and Colorado Springs, Colorado and are spending the night in Pueblo, Colorado. This was not a very good weather day. Rain was not their friend. The stop in Colorado Springs was at the Honda dealer where the guys had the oil changed. They never did mention any...

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