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Aug 17, 2014 - Fast Trip to Woodland Park, CO

My sister had surgery August the 3rd. Her sons were with her until I could get there. I left Maggie Valley, NC and 3 days later and 1400 miles I was in Woodland Park, CO. She had problems with the first surgery and had a second surgery on the 23rd. Things went better after the second surgery. After she got out of the hospital, it was a trip back to the hospital 3 times a week to get the bandages changed and the wound vac looked at. Then we walked a time or two most days. It was really nice while I was there other than the night it snowed....

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Jun 19, 2013 - Woodland Park, Co cont.

We spent the day driving to the top of Pikes Peak, 19 miles of switchbacks up to an altitude of 14,110 feet. We had hot chocolate for lunch to warm up, since we were all freezing. It was 38 degrees at the top. We walked around and took some pictures and watched the Cog Train arrive. It started snowing, so we headed back down. Near the bottom is the North Pole Amusement park. No way to pass it up with a 6 and 11 year old. We had to stop! Braxton waited outside as it was $19.00 to get in and he was not interested. By the way old foggies get...

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Jun 17, 2013 - Woodland Park, Co

Today we traveled from South Fork to Woodland Park, Co. We intended to go to The Royal Gorge Bridge, so Ava could Bungy Jump (her request when we left), but the current forest fire was destroying the place. 6 year olds would probably not meet the age requirement.

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Jul 16, 2012 - Woodland Park

We moved from Cripple Creek to Woodland Park on Friday, July 13, 2012 and stayed for 3 nights in the RV Park at the Bristlecone Lodge. The primary purpose of our stop was shopping and resupply. Saturday we drove to Colorado Springs and shopped first for a new electric blanket at Bed Bath & Beyond (BB&B). Our old electric blanket was not fully functional and we use an electric blanket at night when we’re at higher altitudes so that we can limit the use of our propane furnace. Using the internet we had located a BB&B located each of the two...

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Jun 7, 2012 - Denver trip

We drove to Denver on 6-02-12 to meet a retired Disney fireman who now lives in Colorado. Greg's boys were in a lacrosse tournament. We enjoyed the drive and scenery. Beautiful mountain views. We went to Colorado Rockies baseball game. It poured but the fans were very dedicated and stayed for the whole game. They lost 6-2. We ate spaghrtti for dinner.

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Jun 7, 2012 - Pepperpod campground 06-03-12, 06-04-12

06-03-12 Traveled to a campground N.E. of Denver. Was passport America but very dumpy. The owner reduced the price to 20.00 including tax. Stayed two nights. Passed many cyclists on our trip there. 06-04-12 We had a very busy day. We went to a railroad museum in Golden. We enjoyed it very much. Then we took a coors brewery tour. Free beer! Later that day we went to the Black Hawk (Indian casino). We won some but then we donated some back. We ended up winning 50.00. YEAH!

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Jun 1, 2012 - Garden of the gods, Seven Falls

We went to Garden Of The Gods today. It has many large,pretty rock fomations. They were amazing! We hiked some and watched some mountain climbers. We also went to Seven Falls. It was 248 steps to get to the top. We had to stop a few times, but we made it. It was very pretty. I am sure we will be sore tomorrow. We are going to meet another retired fireman from Disney for lunch tomorrow. David and Mel come into Denver next Wed. 6-6-12. They will be with us a week. We will be heading to South Dakota.

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Aug 3, 2011 - Rocky Mountain High

We are now in the Rocky Mountains! Left the flat upper plains of Colorado and into the mountains at Colorado Springs. We stopped off at the US Air Force Academy and found it was there this time. Believe it or not we could not find it in 1976. I guess they just built it since then (Ha Ha). It was very impressive. We had rain for the first time in a long time on our trip up the mountain. It even was cool enough to use our heater for the first time since March. It got down to the upper 40s. Heading north today towards Rocky Mountain National...

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Jun 18, 2011 - Up into the Mountains (Part 1)

June 17 (Part One)... Thinking it was more of a kids museum, we decided to stop off at the at the Dinosaur Research Center in Woodland Park on our way to the Florissant Fossil Beds. Boy, were we wrong! It is considered to be the #3 dinosaur center in the world. It is privately owned and they "build" complete dinosaurs from pieces sent to them. They have specimens in museums all over the world. Part of the deal is that they are allows to then make cast models and use them as they like. This what you see in my pictures. Their pieces have...

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Jul 17, 2010 - Hanging Out

Day 37 Diamond Campground, Woodland Park, CO We didn’t do much today. We went to Wal-Mart for a few items and I got a manicure. My poor nails looked horrible :-/ Then we stopped at a small festival in town… We missed the farmers market…we had wanted to go to that but had forgotten about it until we passed it yesterday on the way back from the cave. It was a good sized one too….darn. But it was so hot and we were worn out from all of the climbing we had done in the cave. We are back in our little home and have just been hanging out. It’s...

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Jul 16, 2010 - Cave of the Winds

Day 36 Diamond Campground, Woodland Park, CO Today we went to the Cave of the Winds in Colorado Springs. This was really a good day to go there. It is HOT. It’s even 90F in Woodland Park! But the humidity is only 20%. It was a very nice tour, lots of good info on the cave & the history. And some pretty good jokes during the tour too J But the cave didn’t wow us very much. I guess after seeing Carlsbad Caverns, it will take a lot to impress us. I will say this….I did have a new experience in this cave….we had to duck through short openings...

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Jul 15, 2010 - Gold Camp Road

Day 35 Diamond Campground, Woodland Park, CO We went to Helen Hunt Falls today in the Cheyenne Park above Colorado Springs. This is not the actress, Helen Hunt. This woman lived in the 1800s and she got Colorado Springs to make this area a city park. The Park & falls are nice (more of a cascade) and there is a ranger here that will point out the plants and give other info you might want. There is a big climb by steps above the falls for a great view. We only did the short climb to the area at the top of the falls. The ranger helped us with...

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