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North America » United States » Colorado » Denver April 19th 2013

April 19 - Visit to Lookout Mountain, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Big Thomson Canyon. – My nephew and Brother in Law went fishing today and I don't fish so I planned to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park and get my “America the Beautiful National Parks and Recreational Lands Pass”, or Senior Parks Pass for short. It cost $10 for life and is available to any U. S. Citizen or permanent resident over 62. It allows entry for me and the other occupants of my vehicle in Parks that charge a per vehicle fee. For parks that charge a per person fee it will admit myself and 3 other occupants of the vehicle. A pretty good deal. If I didn’t have a parks pass it would have cost me $20 just to visit Rocky Mountain ... read more
Lookout Mountain Road
Buffalo Bill's grave

North America » United States » Colorado » Denver April 19th 2013

Hello to everyone again and especially any new recruits to my blog - I do love this travelling malarkey. Yes I know it takes me ages to organise and plan and yes I have to do it all myself and clean the house and get ready for visitors coming while I am away - but when I step into the plane I am away on another adventure. There is a world out there....and I don't want to get stuck in a rut. Icelandair gets thumbs up from me - mainly because it is departing from Gatwick ( my nearest airport) - and flying to and from the destinations I wanted... added to that it was cheaper than the usual BA and Virgin. Service was good - they didn't keep announcing things- just came round with the ... read more
Icy mountains
Frozen sea
We think we had lots of snow.

North America » United States » Colorado » Denver April 18th 2013

April 18 – Thursday - Nice day today. It snowed yesterday but this morning at 7:30 the sky has cleared and a warm sun has come out and it is very pretty. Today the high is supposed to be in the middle thirties and tomorrow and for the rest of our stay it shows to be in the mid 50’s during the day and teens at night. It’s quiet here. My brother in law Bill was up at 5 but is now napping on the couch. My nephew Billy is upstairs doing some work on his computer. I am taking care of my first priority each morning which is to make my tea. The snows of yesterday have melted off on the roads so that’s good as it means I won’t need to worry about driving ... read more
Fixing my tea
Rent car
The street at 8:19 AM

North America » United States » Colorado » Denver April 17th 2013

April 17 - I had decided to go to Denver with my brother in law Bill for us to visit his son and my nephew, we would rent a car and explore the sights of the Denver area as well. I also wanted to make sure to go by Rocky Mountain National Park and get me one of those lifetime over 62 National Park passes for $10. The tickets from Austin to Denver on United Airlines ran $211 plus $21.80 taxes and fees for a total of $232.80 each. There was also a $25 checked baggage charge each way for each of us. We would go for the week of April 17 - 23. April 17 – College Station to Denver – I woke up at 03:30 to use the restroom and my brother in Law ... read more
2013 Ford Escape
A bit brisk for relaxing outside

North America » United States » Colorado » Denver March 3rd 2013

2 more days till we go! Linda is here to watch Callaway and take care of the house - time for a crash course on the car, my phone, Callaway stuff and house stuff!... read more


North America » United States » Colorado » Denver February 23rd 2013

We leave for our 10th anniversary trip on March 5th! Its coming up so fast - time to start thinking about packing. How to pack for that long is the current question...current thoughts - lots of neutrals and accessories to change things up!... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Denver October 28th 2012

It's 6:45. My bags are mostly packed and I will be in Denver before dinnertime, but my adventure will begin shortly...right after I am done with this post actually. Mark is going to drive me to Boise and drop me off at the airport, then he will come back and pick me up later in the week. A few days ago I was a bit concern about the weather, but it seems to be only raining and hopefully it is too warm in Ladd Canyon for it to be able to be snowing through there. I am excited about the hotel I am staying at; it is right down town Denver. I've never gone to Denver, so this will be an entirely new experience for me, I can't wait to post pictures and write about everything ... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Denver August 25th 2012

Sadly we departed Colorado this morning. We really enjoyed this trip as a vacation and Drew's first view of what college life will be like. We also enjoyed catching up with good friends. Until next time................ read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Denver August 24th 2012

We started the day off by riding bikes around the neighborhood and then headed off to downtown Denver. We walked the 16th Street Mall area touring the shops (sports ones especially) and stopped in to see the State Capitol building. It looks a lot like the PA Capitol in Harrisburg both outside and inside with the use of gold, paintings, murals, and sculptures. The view from the Capitol building includes the City of Denver main building which is also a grand building. We topped off the night with a trip to our friend's community pool where Sean and Drew splashed with boogie boards and Sean made his first "dive" into a pool.... read more
Colorado State Capitol
Inside the Capitol
Capitol Dome

North America » United States » Colorado » Denver August 14th 2012

Thursday 09/08/12 – Last night was the hottest night of the trip so far. We slept in our underwear with the tent doors open exposed to the rest of the campground; we were both beyond caring though. We headed west traversing a complicated system of highways. We eventually made it onto the Extraterrestrial Highway (yes that is its official name) and headed out into the desert towards the UFO hotspot of Rachel, Nevada which is a town on the edge of the secret US air force base Area 51. As we neared Area 51 our communication systems started to behave strangely with our voices dropping in and out (aliens?). Then we could see a thick plume of smoke coming from Area 51 (alien spaceship crash landed?). We made it to Rachel and organised a room at ... read more
A strangely warped photo (my only explanation: Aliens!)
The Little A'le'Inn
Princess Leia at The Little A'le'Inn

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