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19th December 2014

I can relate
I went to visit Cloudcroft for the first time, not knowing the area at all, I used Google maps to make my way down the right side of the mountain... Stupid mistake. When the road turned to gravel and gravel to rocks, I should have turned back. But did I? No. I thought the exact same thing you did, thinking it was too long of a way back. Worst part is, I did it all in my front wheel drive Acura... For 5 hours I drove at 5mph. Thankfully, I made it out too. Needless to say, I was scared to fuck. They should not call that a highway...
23rd November 2014

Cobh - further tips
Hey, Sorry, I meant to add that it was a pity you didn't have the weather on your side for your trip (nothing new in Ireland though, I know!) because Cobh is one of those towns whose splendour is magnified one-hundredfold on a sunny day. REALLY. Now, I remember the summer of 2012 here in Cork only too well, and I clearly remember us being hit with heavy bouts of rain around the time you said you visited Cobh. You were just unlucky with that - the past two summers in Cork have been beautiful. Well, if you ever make it back here, I would strongly advise you to visit Cobh on a sunny summer's day (and there will be many then). :) Also, you can now visit 'Spike Island', which is just offshore from Cobh town.
From Blog: COBH
24th November 2014

Spike Island
Thanks for the info. I will make sure to visit Spike Island next time I visit Cobh.
From Blog: COBH
23rd November 2014

Cobh - further tips
Hey, Nice account of your trip to Cobh and lovely photos! :) It was a pity you didn't have the weather on your side
From Blog: COBH
9th November 2014

Heading home
Enjoy the drive. Thanks for sharing.
5th November 2014

The best place to be
Sometimes the best place to be is where you are. Seems as if there is still plenty in the area for you to check out.
4th November 2014

We'll have to do the Dinosaur Museum...
when you return in the Spring.
4th November 2014

dino museum
Sounds good. I just never got around to it on this trip. Spring seems a long way away.
4th October 2014

Mountain driving
I've driven that route and it is beautiful.
4th November 2014

Gold Camp Road
Yes it is......but very hard on a front end alignment.
29th September 2014

Fall in the Rockies
I love it when the Aspens are turning. Glad the brakes are working this time.
30th September 2014

Fall colors
Thanks. A drive through the mountains this time of year is exceptional. So beautiful.
29th September 2014

Beautiful!!!
I really really miss fall (and trees in general!) and I am super jealous. Look forward to seeing more photos of your journey.
30th September 2014

Fall
Thanks. Fall always has been my favorite time of year.
28th September 2014

Inexpensive locations
Have you ever used home away or airbnb? They often provide reasonable places to stay. Check it out. Nothing better than a good polka. You should have tried. Looks like fun in Woodland Park. Happy travels.
29th September 2014

airbnb
Yes I do need to check out those sites. Thanks.
27th September 2014
Siamese twins trail - Garden of the Gods

Beautiful spot to hike!
Your place is gorgeous, but I imagine the fall color tour will be spectacular--I love those quaking aspen. I read that the fall colors are late on the eastern Sierras this year in California, so wise of you to check the internet for the the turning of the colors--enjoy.
29th September 2014
Siamese twins trail - Garden of the Gods

Fall colors
The Fall colors were everything I have heard about them. Just awesome.
24th September 2014
William and Bob at Garden of the Gods

Travel bloggers unite
It is always great when travel bloggers get together and discuss the world they have seen.
29th September 2014
William and Bob at Garden of the Gods

talk with Bob
It was a productive talk. Bob cleared up a few things about places he has been to that I wanted to know.
22nd September 2014
William at Mesa Overlook on Mesa Rd.

Great shot
You should consider using this for your profile photo. Love those mountains and clouds.
22nd September 2014
William at Mesa Overlook on Mesa Rd.

picture
I've actually been trying to change my profile picture for months. I go to the profile page and click on "upload picture" over and over, but nothing happens.
20th September 2014

Colorado rains
Be safe. Be careful around all that water and mud.
22nd September 2014

Lightening
I'm hoping to get some pictures of lightening over Garden of the Gods. Colorado Springs is supposed to be in the top places in the US for lightening strikes. That's why Tesla chose it as the location for his studies on electricity. That's why I was up on the mesa trying to get pictures during that storm, but I haven't seen much lightening yet.

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