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May 22, 2018 - Strasburg CO

Our plan for Tuesday had only one thing on it...not that we only did one thing. I had contacted someone I had worked with at the F.D. who is now the Fire Chief in Littleton, a suburb of about 50,000 residents south of Denver. He and I had lunch at Merle’s on Main Street and gabbed for about an hour while Michele wandered the shops and did her best to give the local economy a bit of a boost. From there we dialed Lookout Mountain into the GPS and pointed the Jeep about a half hour northwest. Lookout Mountain is a long time fixture in the...

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May 21, 2018 - Strasburg CO

Sunday’s drive to the Denver East KOA in Strasburg, Colorado started out with blue skies and some wind, but by the time we parked the house just a little over 3 hours later it had clouded up but the wind died down. The scenery across the western plains of Kansas and into the eastern half of Colorado was a mixture of farms and prairies with the occasional “Kansas Skyscraper” on the horizon. A Kansas Skyscraper is a grain elevator towering above the plains where there is not much else taller than a tree and the infrequent farmhouse or...

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Oct 9, 2014 - Through the Rockies!

We were up and chompin' at the bit to get going this morning. This was the day we have both been anxiously anticipating. Today, with the weather gods' blessing, we would cross the Rockies. If we timed it wrong, we could be in for some big trouble, aka snow and ice. -- It was cloudy but not raining as we put everything in its place, including the kitties, and headed out. We were in for a long day, around 280 miles. Luckily, John decided to get gas yesterday as we pulled into Grand Junction at $3.05 a gallon. This is the cheapest gas we have...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Sep 23, 2012 - Day 18

Junction City, KS to Strasburg, CO (near Denver) Today was a long haul and we even gained an hour back to Mountain Time. Who knew there would be few camp grounds on this leg of our journey and the two we found before this one weren't up to snuff. Anyway a good 10 hours today across the Kansas Prairie and the Colorado wasteland. One highlight for today was that Marty was able to find the grave site of his grandfather in Seibert, CO. He died in 1929 and the headstone looked like it was new. What an ugly area this town is in. I know there must...

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