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Sep 19, 2020 - Trinidad, Co

We are staying in the Trinidad Lake State Campground. When I made the reservation a month ago we got the last campsite available, and since it is small, tilted, and hard to back into I am seeing why it was the last one! But we got in OK, and the state park is quiet and well equipped. The lake is beautiful, and some of the campsites look down onto the lake. The trip to Trinidad was very interesting. From Tucumcari we went 90 miles north along NM State Route 39, the Llanos Scenic Byway, then caught I-17 north to Trinidad. At the state border...

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Jul 16, 2020 - Arrived at Trinidad Colorado

Sorry. Only a couple of pictures so far. I will explain. We started our trip on Friday July 10 at about 4:00 p.m. I wanted to get a few hours on the coach before we got too far from home. Chapter 1--Having left our subdivision we made it about 1 mile out of our gate before our tow car went crazy. I have no idea what happened but it didn't want to go on the trip. A neighbor came and helped rescue us. We got the car home and decided to take of without it. We have our scooter with us and managed quite well all the way to Alaska and back with...

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May 23, 2019 - Trinidad, CO May 21-22, 2019

We intended to stay in Trinidad for 2 nights but as we arrived in Trinidad, Colorado Springs was in the midst of a snowstorm so we decided right away that we would stay 3 nights (yes, that is a very long sentence – run on). Colorado Springs ended up with 12” of snow and the interstate was closed for a while - we were glad to have the flexibility to stay an extra night. We did have rain and it got pretty cold, but not below freezing. Trinidad is an older town that developed around coal mining. There are numerous old brick buildings and a...

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Oct 7, 2018 - Makes sense

Prior to the trip, Dawn gave me the camping gear she and the kids would need in Dinosaur. The idea was to minimize the stuff she'd have to deal with on the flights between Seattle and Salt Lake City. I still have the camping gear. In all - hers combined with mine - I have four sleeping bags, four insulating pads, and three tents. Not to mention a stove and other cooking items. I should be camping. That was the plan when I left Cortez. Camp at Great Sand Dunes National Park. After sides trips to Mesa Verde (fantastic), Tower Rock (closed),...

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Stateside Road Trip

Mar 29, 2018 - Trinidad Lake State Park, Trinidad, CO

Had an uneventful first day on the road. The truck and trailer drove nice and we decided that 60-65 mph was a good cruising speed. Stayed in a nice and quiet State Park and realized that we need plenty of room for maneuvering into back-in sites. Fortunately, the site was flat enough and we didn't have to unhook the camper. Took a nice walk around the park and settled in for the night.

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May 4, 2014 - Scenic Route to Trinidad

Beautiful drive from Durango to Trinidad on Route 160 East. Traversing two mountain ranges - San Juan and Sangre de Cristo - was a bit challenging because of the high winds. The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is a short distance from 160 near Alamosa and I think it lost lots of sand today. The air was thick with dust. The journal map shows a straight line from Durango to Trinidad. Quite the contrary, there are tons of curves , dips and rises which makes for an interesting drive. It took about 4 hours to complete today's leg. I...

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Oct 3, 2011 - Another Night At The Wallyworld RV Club and Spa

Short drive to Trinidad from Castle Rock...arrived around 5PM, checked in with the management, and we are safely ensconced in the lot. Pat doing some shopping now since our next three days will be at the American RV Center in Albuquerque...should be exciting. Mickey M. this is all your fault....now Pat is talking about taking a balloon ride! Hitting the sack early, just under 300 miles to go tomorrow. Stand by for what should be great pictures. Trapper

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Jun 11, 2011 - Trinidad, CO

It was so nice in Trinidad, CO this time. Last year it was freezing and very wet!! Trinidad is celebrating it's 130th anniversary - established in 1881. Most of the pictures were taken while attending the Santa Fe Trail Festival in Trinidad. The pictured Bloom House was built for Frank G. Bloom and his wife, Sarah, in 1882. Frank was a cattle baron and banker. He must have had a few bucks. The house was built in a French style and used locally made bricks. The Stock House-Schneider Brewing Co. was orginally built in 1889 with larger...

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Apr 10, 2011 - Goodbye, Oklahoma

If you have followed our journal for a couple years, especially the winter we spent in south Texas, you’ll know we are not fond of the wind. We’ve had strong winds every day for almost a week and we’ve had about as much fun with that as we can stand. Saturday morning we packed up our stuff and headed north to Colorado. Great Sand Dunes doesn’t necessarily sound like it’s a wind-free place, but perhaps it’ll be no worse. We had thought we would be the only RV in Black Mesa State Park, however, we had neighbors both nights. The first night an...

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Scratchin' the Itch

Jul 10, 2010 - Saturday July 10- Trinidad CO

We awoke to cool mountain air. Trinidad bills itself as “where the land turns green” and we see the green, at 6400ft. It is cloudy, with temps in the 70’s. , In the morning we took the free Trolley tour of Trinidad. We did not expect much from this free tour but we were pleasantly surprised. Main street in Trinidad is a part of the Santa Fe Trail. Wagon Trains came through here about every 45 days. Since the wagons only covered 8 miles a day, you can imagine how happy people were to find some civilization in the wilderness. Bat Masterson...

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Jul 9, 2010 - Friday July 9 2010- leaving Amarillo

I had the song “ Amarillo By morning” by Glen Campbell going through my head while we were leaving Amarillo. Rush hour in Amarillo was a whole lot less than normal traffic in Waldorf any day of the week! We went west on I-40 for 2 exits, then north on Rt. 287 for 40 miles to Dumas, then west on Rt. 87 into New Mexico and north on I-25 into Colorado, a total of 246 miles. When we left Amarillo, the humidity was hanging in the air. As we traveled north through sage brush land in Texas, the skies started to clear. In this area, all you would...

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May 12, 2010 - Colorado at last

We had an easy ride up from ole Santa Fe to Trinidad, Colorado. We did a lot of climbing but we were pulling the grades well. High winds were again forecast for the late afternoon, so we were not planning on going any further. We got in early enough to scout around and take a little bike ride and a short hike around some of the lake at Trinidad Lake State Park. It rained a little and spit a little snow as the sun went down. We had made up a double batch of campground pasta sauce, so we defrosted one and had that for dinner. We stayed here...

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