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Sep 8, 2013 - /Across the Continental Divide

Sunday, September 8, 2013 We’re in the Rockies! We drove the rest of the way across Kansas; it was mostly flat. It wasn’t so hot this morning and it got cooler as we went along. We didn't actually see the mountains until we were nearly in them - a band of big, white clouds at the horizon obscured them. But they were there. We’re in Silverthorne, Colorado, north and west of Denver, and it was 67 when we got here, according to my phone. We came most of the way on I-70, but crossed the continental divide on Loveland Pass rather than going...

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Aug 27, 2013 - Day 12 Aug. 24 Saturday

Day 12 Aug. 24 Saturda2y Jeeping Again We started this day by doing laundry and getting things together for leaving tomorrow. But, when we had made sufficient progress, we headed for the hills, ummmm, make that MOUNTAINS! We piled into Herb’s trusty, tricked-out jeep and took off for Mt. Bross and the bristlecone pines. On the way to the pines we stopped at Paris Mill. This was the mill that processed the ore taken from the Paris Mine. As you can see from the photos, the Mill still stands pretty well today and is in the process of being...

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Aug 22, 2013 - Day 10 Thurs. Aug. 22 Day of touring

Today was another day of seeing sights around the Silverthorne, Breckenridge area. There are a lot of interesting things to see here. We started out by climbing through Boreas Pass and followed a gravel road around the mountainside. We again saw many wonderful mountain vistas, many of which we captured with our camera. My cousin, Herb, said we couldn't photograph all of Colorado. Hah!! He doesn't know us!! We saw a lot of history today on our travels. I've put a few photos of that sort of thing here. I guess I was pretty unaware that so...

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Aug 21, 2013 - Day 9 8/21 Errands day

There wasn't much to report about today. Janet and I went to a thrift shop to find more short-sleeved shirts for me since I brought many more long-sleeved shirts than short-sleeved. I was more concerned about the cool weather in the mountains and didn't think about where we're going in southern Utah and northern Arizona the temps are going to be in the upper 80s to low 90s. We were successful. On our way home we stopped at a Habitat Restore that has only furniture, and pretty nice furniture at that. Of course I wasn't looking for furniture...

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Aug 21, 2013 - Day 8 Aug. 20 Jeeping!!

Well, Tuesday was quite a day. We left the condo sometime just prior to noon and headed for the "hills." My cousin, Herb, has a very fancy jeep that even sports an altimeter. That's because the "roads" we will be taking are increasing our altitude by LOTS! We drove through the lovely town of Silverthorne and headed for Montezuma. Montezuma is a village now, and a pretty run-down village at that,but was at one time a bustling gold mining town. Herb said he thought he remembered that it was the first place that gold was discovered in...

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Aug 19, 2013 - Day 7 A day of rest

Today has been spent catching up on emails, other things that needed attention, doing laundry, and posting these updates. The really exiting thing we did today was to plan the rest of our trip! Wow, we've still got a lot to see. We put together an itinerary and approximate number of days at each stop leaving room for changes if we want to stay longer. Just FYI, here's the plan: Black Canyon at the Gunnison National Park Mesa Verde National Park Grand Canyon Drive through Grand Staircase of the Escalade on our way to Zion Zion National...

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Aug 19, 2013 - Day 6 - To Silverthorne

We were up early to drive Trail Ridge Road, the road that takes you across the upper portion of the park to the Western side of the continental divide and reaches an altitude of more than 12,000 feet. If the traffic on this road is any indication, the tourist season has not yet wound down! As we drove along we found so many wonderful views that we could see it was going to take us quite a while to reach Silverthorne. We stopped at a number of the pull outs and scenic overlooks taking pictures at each one and reading the interpretive signs....

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Jul 20, 2012 - Wedding

We left our Montana in California in the campground, locked it up and headed for Silverthorne, CO for our son Michael's rewedding, this one with the wedding dress and reception, the first one was a quickie between michael serving in the wars first in Iraq then in Afghanistan. The first day we drove to Provo, UT where we had a reservation with Marriott for the night in a pet friendly hotel and drove on in to the rental home we rented in the mountains of Silverthorne the next day. Our guests started arriving that night first my wife's...

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Jul 2, 2012 - Lots of Driving Yesterday

We logged over 540 miles yesterday. Since our car was acting normally, we decided to drive into Arches National Park in Utah as John had never been there. It has such dramatic red rock formations and is quite awesome to see. Utah is blessed with such a variety of rock formations - different colors, shapes, and sizes. Hundreds and hundreds of miles of them. Traveling on I-70, all of them make for an interesting and beautiful trip. As we got into Colorado, the scenery did not change that much at first. But the farther east we drove, there...

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Aug 27, 2011 - Jour 3

Bonjour Québec, Aujourd'hui nous avons roulé 1400 km. Belle journée, rien de particulier à signaler à part le décalage horaire de 2 heures qui nous mêle un peu. Ce soir, nous dormons à Silverthorne dans les Rocky Mountains. Nous avons parcouru une partie de la route (Interstate 70) qui les traverse. C'est hallucinant!! comme c'est beau et grandiose. Nous avons filmé, mais ne pouvons les loader sur ce site, car les vidéos sont trop gros. à suivre. Nous sommes maintenant rendu à 400 km de notre première destination (Moab) que nous atteindrons...

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Road Trip USA 2011

Sep 30, 2008 - Summit County- Colorado

It was great spending a few days relaxing at the Koenings in Silverthorne and visiting with Mike and Betty, Pat and Dale, and Jan and Randy. We always enjoy hanging out with our friends there who always make us feel at home. The kids enjoyed archery; They seem to like shooting at deer mannequins more than targets for some reason. We did manage to spot some wildlife (Mountain Goats) while driving through Boreas pass, not to mention eating dinner with a bunch of other wildlife one night. (sorry no pictures though) We didn’t get to climb a...

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