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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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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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