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Aug 26, 2018 - The Winery

When we were at Don’s reunion earlier in the month, we had made plans to visit a classmate’s new winery in Canon City. Today was the day, so we were up early for the drive to Canon City. First stop was a visit with Aunt Mary and Aunt Agnes. They were waiting for us with tea and fresh cantaloupe from their garden. It was very pleasant to sit out on the patio overlooking their wonderful garden and catch up on each other’s lives. After our snack, Mary walked me through the garden, picking a basket full of fresh produce for me to take home. I...

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Aug 25, 2018 - The Bridal Shower

Today was the day of the shower. An amazing tradition that Lacie has allowed to happen in her honor. Mostly family, and a few friends attended; I think I only met a couple of people I didn’t know before, including the mother of the groom. A fun-loving lady, she came with one of the more risqué games for the party. I have no idea what to call it, but it was hilarious to watch. Until we were all supposed to participate! It works like this: a long string is tied to one end of a hot dog, which is then tied around the waist of the participant....

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Aug 24, 2018 - Friends and errands

We got up just in time to have a quick cup of coffee and a bowl of cereal, then hit the road to drive to Falcon to Lanny;s house. He and Don had made arrangements to do some work at his daughter’s home while Suzanne and I visited. We thought we would have a lot of time, but the men were home rather quickly. It seems that the problem was just in knowing how to work the remote. Don really likes easy fixes! Afterwards we drove over to refill a prescription and for Don to get a haircut. Then we drove across town to have a late lunch at N3...

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Aug 23, 2018 - A Good Day

Kitty let us sleep in this morning, after bouncing around a bit at 5:30. Since we had no plans for the day, I made a casserole of eggs, ham, cheese and biscuits for breakfast. Then Don played computer games while I did the bank accounts and a few other odds and ends. I took the kitty outside for a while. Now that she has been out, she thinks it should be a regular occurrence. Later in the afternoon we went over to the house . While Don updated his family tree file with Kim, I worked on getting the journal updated. Sure is nice to have good...

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Aug 21, 2018 - Moving Day Again

Thankfully this was a much better move than the last one. We left the campground at 10:30 and arrived in Woodland Park around 12:30. The trip up the hill was a bit sketchy what with all the road construction and resultant narrow lanes, but we made it safely. Chris had invited us to stay with him for a couple of years, and this year it finally worked out! It did not take too long to get set up, then we went inside for a drink with Kim and daughter Spenser. After Chris got home from work, we were treated to an outstanding meal of smoked...

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Aug 6, 2016 - Woodland Park CO

So, the sightseeing has begun. Tuesday morning we took off on one of Michele's patented day trips. Our first stop was only about 25 minutes SW of the campground at the Florrisant Fossil Beds National Monument. It’s near the site where thousands of fossils have been discovered over the years and it has some petrified Redwood trees, but you aren’t permitted to go where the largest fossil finds are so the only thing you really get to see outside are a few of the remaining petrified trees. There used to be extensive petrified tree stumps but...

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Jul 7, 2016 - More Good News

I got out of the Rehab Hospital Tuesday. I will still have outpatient therapy. It will be here in Woodland Park. Wednesday we moved my rv from Buena Vista to Woodland Park. My sister is here and will be helping me get better. I am slowly getting my life back towards normal. Maybe in a couple of months I can consider getting on with my rv life. BUT not with motorcycles. I am done. I was lucky enough to make it through one accident. I do not want to try two. I can still enjoy my life without a motorcycle.

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Jun 4, 2016 - Sargents to Woodland Park

Day 17—3 Jun - Friday We were on the road by 9:15 facing a trip of 121 miles over one major and one minor pass. Our objective for the day was Diamond RV Park in Woodland Park, Colorado. Sargents is near the foot of Monarch Pass; on US Highway 50, Monarch is one of the major passes (11,312 ft) that cross the continental divide. The climb up the west side is gradual compared to the descent on the east side (6%) grade. Monarch Mountain is a recreation area with a major ski resort; at the top of the pass there is also a tram that takes riders...

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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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