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North America » United States » Colorado » Denver October 27th 2008

Well, here I am the morning after. Yesterday I spent the majority of the day cleaning out the apartment and packing things. Time slipped away quickly and - as usual - there was far more to do than appeared. I ended up buying a bunch of 3 mil thick “construction cleanup trash bags” and shoveling stuff out of the cupboards and into the bags. X D Either way, I’m glad I got the larger storage unit, because I didn’t have time to thin out the junk as much as I’d like. So I kind of had a rough night, not only because I wasn’t getting anywhere very fast, but also because I was going through my happy memories and boxing them up for the unknown. So anyway, I got up at 05:00 and succeeded in ... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Denver October 26th 2008

Things We Will Miss from Argentina 10.Sundays 9. Bakeries 8. Mullets 7. Pancho Toppings 6. Proveleta 5. Cafe Cortado 4. Shopping ... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Denver October 24th 2008

Hallo allemaal! Weer een bericht uit de JOE ES OF EE! Afgelopen weekend fall break gehad en een roadtrip gedaan. Op vrijdag zijn we van Kearney naar Denver gereden, twee dagen erna van Denver naar Rapid City (South Dakota) en dinsdag zijn we terug gereden. 2000 kilometer in totaal! Denver is heel anders dan Kearney; er is openbaar vervoer (dat is hier in Nebraska niet!), er is veel aan de gang op straat en er zijn leuke kroegen waar mensen relaxed een biertje drinken 's avonds. Eindelijk waren we weer een beetje in de bewoonde wereld :), veel mensen liepen ook rond in Obama t-shirts dat is altijd een goed teken. In Denver rondgelopen, naar het Denver Art Museum geweest (foto!), en uitgeweest naar hele vette discotheken. Toen door naar South Dakota, dat was ongeveer 7-8 ... read more
Bijna in Denver - Rocky Mountains
Graffiti & Wolkenkrabbers
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North America » United States » Colorado » Denver October 19th 2008

Continued travelling South through Wyoming, passing more cowboy towns. The last week has been a bit like a spaghetti western with all the cowboy and indian towns. Not to much to report today though, travelled another 300 odd miles and reached Denver late in the arvo. On the recommendations of few people we went to Casa Bonita , a mexican restaraunt, for tea. I had heard about it from watching South Park, it was Cartmans fave place. Googled it before we left and everyone said it was a great fun place ,food not so good though. Well they were wrong, the food was terrible, but the place itself is fun. Mexicans walking around singing, people diving of cliffs into pools, mad gorillas running around the place etc. It was cheap, terrible, cheesy, old and run down ... read more
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North America » United States » Colorado » Denver October 19th 2008

One of the things that I missed during my 1.5 years of travel was the family get togethers when we made turtle soup. In stating turtle soup, the first question from everyone's mouth is, "you make soup from turtle?" I then say yes, but the turtle is optional. The soup is made of about 17 ingredients and really is a vegetable soup with chicken, beef and turtle if available or desired. Most people who have never had it, describe it as being like chili. I am not sure how to describe it. For me it is just turtle soup! Because of the enjoyment I gained from this event I decided to attempt the event where I live now in Denver. I had never had sole responsibility of the turtle soup project, as at home I was ... read more
2008 Pumpkin Carvers
Awe the look of Freshly Ground Meat.
How's it going Casey?

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North America » United States » Colorado » Denver October 5th 2008

It doesn't seem possible that we have been retired for almost 2 months now, and starting on our long awaited adventure. I haven't been very good at keeping in touch. The intent is to have this blog do that... give you some ideas as to our location and timing for you to visit us along the way. Jeff and I rented our house In Irvine, CA on Sept 6th and scrambled to move our belongings out on time for the new family to pull up with thier moving truck. We hugged our neighbors goodbye and drove off in our van with our dog, Ben, and a trailer attached to the back with all the things we might need on a boat for a year or two. We're in Denver now visiting with our daughter and son-in-law, ... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Denver September 25th 2008

So i got to do some fun things with some local colorado-ans...It is a pretty crazy story and i think God is pretty funny when he does stuff you dont expect. Especially when it is out of the blue and far beyond co-incidence. So as i mentioned earlier, i stayed with a couple called Kenny and Sue (this was as soon as i arrived). I had never met them before or even been in contact before i arrived, It had been organised through Andrew and Lisa. The first day i was staying with this couple they had to work so i ended up just taking it easy and walking round a bit, checking stuff out but mainly staying round the house. Sue rang me up cos the night before she had been up thinking to her ... read more
Ice Hockey game
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North America » United States » Colorado » Denver September 22nd 2008

On Sunday afternoon after all the travelling i had done for the past 16 hours i arrived at my final destination. DENVER. Home of the Rockies, the Broncos and 16th street. This is my home for the next 3 months =) I arrived at the airport and had some confusion as to where i would be meeting Andrew and having no idea what he looked like or anything this proved to be difficult. So i went to the games machine which has internet and put in my $2. To my dismay the flippn mouse didnt work! That machine ATE my money!! Then i went to the one next to it and quickly wrote down Andrews number because i so Blondly didnt write it down before i left, and made my way to the phone booth. They ... read more
The Rockies
On our way from the airport
Sue and Kenny's lovely abode

North America » United States » Colorado » Denver September 20th 2008

Sailing through Wyoming is sometimes tedious. I was, therefore, understandably excited by an op-ed piece in the Casper ?Star-Tribune? which mentioned some plans for a Billings to Albuquerque high speed rail connection. Turns out it is still in the dreaming stage and probably only from Cheyenne to ABQ. Why don't the states and the feds build the multiple new tracks needed and then let transportation companies compete to move freight and people up and down the Rocky Mountain front? Took some things to an auctioneer where I found some odds and end from various parts of the 20th century. They had a whole display case full of working slide rules which raised the temperature of my almost dried out nerd juices quite a bit. We saw a couple of baseball games at Coors Field, but the ... read more
Where Old Slide Rules Have Been Hiding All These Years
Scenery in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado & New Mexico
A Mile High View

North America » United States » Colorado » Denver September 15th 2008

After coming to the lower 48 faster than i had imagined, i found myself looking for what to do next. I spent some time in Omaha and with Josh at his families ranch in western Nebraska. Then i decided to go a little west and caught a ride to Denver where i visited with some old friends and looked for a new place to chill until i figured out my next move. Found the Blacktail Cooperative just NE of Denver. I went out on my birthday and got there just in time for the DNC to begin. Spent some time with the Food Not Bombs folks and attended some protests and marches that were going on during the convention. The started digging basins around the trees at the cooperative to trap some of moisture we got ... read more
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