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May 26, 2019 - Near the Mile High City

The holiday weekend is here and we are parked at the Elks Lodge RV Park in Westminster, Colorado which is about six miles northeast of Denver. We arrived here about two weeks ago and were lucky to snag a full hookup site. Most of the sites are taken up by folks who stay for six months (the entire season). The place is really, really tight – more like parking in a storage lot. But it is safe, and except for the freight trains blowing their horns about three or four times during the day and night, it is quiet. The drive north on I-25 to get...

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Sep 26, 2018 - Denver to Kearney - Road Trip

Just as we were getting ready to leave Denver, we received two orders, so we decided to pack them really quickly before we left. BIG MISTAKE!!! Some child psychologists in Denver aching to have the national attention of an earth-shattering theory decided that teenagers can’t go to school at 8 am – it is too early for them and they need to sleep longer. So, to make a long story short, 1500 teenagers are pulling out of the school parking lot at the same time thousands of workers are leaving their jobs at 4:30 and 5 pm. We had to wait through...

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May 16, 2017 - Westminster CO

Tue, 16 May: An easy drove down to Denver... Yes, down! We were at almost 7,000' boondocking at Walsenburg and Denver is only a "mile high". So, despite a number of ups and downs during today's drive the end result is that we're at a lower altitude than we started. Funny world this! We had a mostly restful nite with the exception of a local train that went by at 0230 and hooted at the crossing not too far from where we were parked. Other than that it was uneventful. It got cool during the nite, dropping into the forties. We tossed an extra...

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2017 Travels

Apr 6, 2017 - Coors Field

Westminster, CO Being excellent tourists, we took a tour today. We visited Coors Field, home of Major League baseball team Colorado Rockies and the 3rd oldest ballpark in the National League as well as the highest above sea level. It was a marvelous tour and we learned many useful(?) things. For instance, while most of the seats in Coors Field are dark green, the seats in the 20th row of the upper deck are purple to mark the elevation of one mile above sea level. The elevation of Coors Field impacts the game. The ball travels 9% farther at...

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Birds and Blooms

Apr 5, 2017 - Over the mountains

Westminster, CO We try to avoid interstate driving as much as possible but we are travelling through such beautiful country, it does not matter. The sky is an incredible blue – sometimes completely clear and sometimes dotted with puffy white clouds. We are seeing lots of red rock but some are streaked with bleach white sandstone among the red. Occasionally we see hillsides with a greenish cast from chlorite. We have seen incredible shapes as the sandstone is eroded by wind and rain over time. And, of course, there is lots of red sand...

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Birds and Blooms

Aug 22, 2016 - Rocky Mountain High

What a wonderful stay in Colorado. We began our adventures here by visiting a friend, Bill, in Eagle, a cute small Rocky Mountain town along I-70. Bill treated us like royalty with a fabulous meal at his house, which overlooked the Eagle River. The next day he took us for a drive to see some gorgeous homes and then we stopped at Vail Village for lunch. Vail is just as busy in the summer as it is in the winter with many tourists and locals mountain biking the trails and ski runs. After a wonderful meal and meandering around the village we...

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Aug 27, 2015 - Westminster, CO

Thu, 27 Aug: Another shake of the Etch-A-Sketch... Full time RVers tend to make our plans on an Etch-A-Sketch. While on the road we have a general idea where we're going (e.g., north, south, etc.), but we must be flexible. Stuff happens, such as a three day visit to a Freightliner repair shop in La Crosse WI by our good friends Carmen & Doming Davila. In our case it was a voluntary revision. When we woke up at the Outpost Truck Stop south of Lusk Wyoming our plans, as programmed into our GPS units, was to drive to Cheyenne and park for the...

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2015 Travels

Aug 12, 2015 - Farewell to Daisy

It has been a sad week for us. Art’s mom, Daisy, passed away. We were in Cheyenne, Wyoming when we received a call from Art’s brother telling us that Daisy had fallen and broken her hip. This call wasn’t good news since Daisy was 92 years old, suffered from advanced Alzheimer’s and was in poor health. Surgery was done but Daisy was unresponsive afterwards. After several days, she was moved to hospice and died on August 3rd. Luckily, we had moved on from Cheyenne and were staying at the Boulder, Colorado Elks lodge. We were able to leave our...

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Aug 15, 2014 - South to Westminster, CO

Today we traveled South to the Denver suburb of Westminster. As we left the Bison Ranch campground, the Bison were nowhere to be seen but in their place was a small herd of Camels including nursing babies. We were very near the border and soon crossed into “Colorful Colorado” (actually I think Utah is more colorful). We had views of the Laramie and Rocky Mountains in the distance. Instead of seeing cutouts of Triceratops up on hill tops as in Wyoming, we saw a Bison image on a hill. After passing through miles of ranch land, we saw...

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Jun 30, 2014 - Loving being with Ali and Grandchildren; Bonnie gets hurt

We have been focused on getting to know our children again and starting a to do list with Ali for our time here. We have gotten our Surge Protector shipped off and should get a new one before we leave on the road again. We are picking up Skylar and Layten from day care and camp a few days a week. Having fun playing Legos and trains with the two of them. We have been shopping for shoes for Layten he has worn out his favorite pair and turns out his feet have grown as well. One day we all went to the Denver Aquarium, and of course had to eat...

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Sep 6, 2013 - Colorado! Family!

We arrived on Thurs 29th, no internet access for the computer at the RV park. We are enjoying being with the grandchildren. Photo attached is of Danny and Skylar, Skylar is putting cups on her feet, then pretend drinking out of them. A great bonding of the 2.

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Sep 5, 2011 - Labor Day Hideaway

For weekend RVers, Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer and perhaps the last blast before the RV might be retired to the garage or storage unit. For fulltime RVers, it means something different. It is the beginning of a season where RV Parks are less crowded and there are more choices available. Yipppeee! Our Labor Day hideaway this year is the Westminster, Colorado Elk Lodge. We’re cocooning here while we wait for the weekend to pass by. The biggest negative here is an active train within a half-block from the lodge that runs...

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