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Aug 6, 2018 - Salida, Colorado

Left Santa Fe today for Salida, Coorado to the Four Seasons Campground on the Arkansas River. Here, we spent the next three days at a site on the river and basically just relaxed. Salida is a town of about 5500 people. The downtown has a nice restaurant on the Arkansas River to relax and enjoy watching the locals playing in the river. To get here, we drove up to Antonito, CO on the south end of the San Luis Valley and then headed north past the Great Sands Dunes National Park. At the end of the valley, we crossed a mountain to Salida. This...

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Apr 16, 2018 - Awesome Drive

We drove about 25 miles today to Salida, Colorado to visit the closest Walmart. Buena Vista has a very nice grocery store about one mile from our campsite, but we needed a “stock up” shopping day and Walmart is our favorite store for stocking up. On our drive to Salida, we passed so many awesome mountains I could not stop taking pictures of them. This area also has a lot of horse farms with beautiful barns etc. We saw over 50 deer, they are everywhere here. We have ten that visit our campsite daily. One crossed the road right in front of...

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Sep 29, 2015 - Drive to Salida

We didn't have a terribly long drive today but we knew it would be slow going on curvy road with lots of ascents and descents. We took our time and stopped several times and arrived in Salida a little after noon. This campground is nothing fancy but is very peaceful and, most importantly, we have cell phone reception and internet. We signed up for 4 nights and headed out to dinner at a local steakhouse, Quincy's. A little different...only 1 item on the menu....filet mignon in various sizes with salad and baked potato. Steak was outstanding...

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Summer 2015 & Beyond

Jul 9, 2015 - Hail the Arkansas River

After following the Arkansas River, which I have no idea what is doing in Colorado, but this just shows my geographically challenged self, no matter what we studied in CC this year. Quite the arresting setting on the way in and we may have had the best RV site to date, immediately adjacent to said river. Although as it started to rain plus attendant lightening...plus...hail....I did get the brief sensation that Big Green might somehow become Big Green Ark, underway in about no less than 4 knots of river just meters away. Fortunately, no...

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Aug 1, 2014 - Salida co

We made it to the Golden Canyon state park last night and can't really say too much about it other than the showers were nice. Wasn't worth $29 other than knowing we had a place after bill's eye shot. Left and drove to Black Hawk and had hoped to put quarters in slot machines and pull the handle. But no-you put your bill in and push a button. Boring, so after $2 we left and drove all day thru rain to Salida. You could not see a thing as the rain ceiling was so low. It started to clear as we got into Salida and stopped at Moonlight Pizza and...

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Oct 25, 2013 - Another Driving Day/Colorado

Today we drove Continental Divide through the Colorado Rockies at a 11,400 ft. Wow. Had we been a day late we would of not been able to cross as it got snowed in. We stayed in the Walmart in Salida not to far from our lot in C.O.R.A. We took the jeep and made a run over to C.O.R.A. to check it out. It was a barren place, not to many folks there this time of year. They have all headed to warmer climate. We don't blame them. Then we enjoyed a good dinner at a local restaurant there in Salida. We ate there when our son Steve was visiting in...

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Sep 2, 2013 - Salida, Colorado

We visited beautiful Salida, Colorado today. We searched for the closest Wal-Mart from Buena Vista and Salida came up. We needed to do some stocking up, we found the Wal-Mart and a lot more. The town is absolutely beautiful, it is surrounded with outstanding mountains plus the Arkansas River runs right through town. We enjoyed shopping in this colorful town before having lunch at the Boathouse Restaurant overlooking the Arkansas River. We choose outdoor seating so we could watch all the people and dogs below. Two dogs were chasing after...

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Aug 2, 2012 - Salida

These past few days we have finshed up the sightseeing we wanted to do in this area. On Tuesday we took a drive to a mountain town called Salida. On the way there we drove along the Arkansas River and the views were spectacular. After a nice lunch in Salida, we took a walk through the town and enjoyed the ambience of the historic district. On our way home we took a different route that took us away from the river and higher up into the mountains. At one point we reached a large plateau that must have been over 8000' high. Jerry and I...

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RV Trip Summer 2012

Aug 17, 2011 - Day 35: Leaving the Red Canyons of Utah

It was "good bye" to the Red Canyons of Moab, Utah. The first 42 miles were on Highway 128, a blue-dotted scenic byway....and it was as scenic as the National parks. Actually most of the land is owned by the Bureau of Land Management, so it is protected. We were welcomed to Colorado on I-70/50, then through Grand Junction where I-70 went north, and Highway 50 became, once again, a blue-dotted scenic two-way highway. The scenery was beautiful in its own way. The canyons were farther away from the highway; there were mesas and plateaus. We...

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Apr 26, 2011 - Waiting for the mountain pass to clear up.

We're holed up in a motel room this afternoon in Salida, CO. The same motel we stayed in day before yesterday. We also went to the same restaurant because we loved their food. We had planned to make our way over the mountains to the other side of the state today, but it is snowing in the mountain passes and we decided to wait for better weather. We did get the car in for its routine oil etc service today, a couple hundred miles early, in Pueblo, CO so the time was not entirely wasted. Despite the weather, we were thrilled to see mountain...

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Sep 4, 2010 - Gearing Up for a Quiet Holiday Weekend

We always try to find an out of the way spot in which to spend the holiday weekends. The first year we were full timing, we spent Labor Day in Rapid City in a lovely campground under enormous trees. Last year, we were in Lubec, Maine, watching whales. This year, we are in Montrose, Colorado. Montrose is not what you would call a destination city, although the park we are in is very pretty and the town itself is really nice. -- This morning, we found the local farmer's market and loaded up on gorgeous peaches, tomatoes, plums and corn...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Sep 3, 2010 - Schist and Gneiss

Ok, boys and girls: your words of the day are "schist" and "gneiss". I love the sound of these words and no, they are not dirty. Today, we went to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park about 11 miles from Montrose. My Papa always talked about the Black Canyon of the Gunnison and I believe it was one of his favorite places along with the Royal Gorge. Schist and gneiss describe two types of metamorphic rocks that are changed by heat and pressure and formed into thin layers. These rocks are evident in the Black Canyon which has some...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

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