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North America » United States » Colorado » Denver June 2nd 2013

June 2 – Sunday – Denver Chalk Fest – Today the weather is perfect for an outing. The sky is blue, the weather is clear, and the air fresh. I had intended to go to the Denver Chalk Festival yesterday but got to taking care of a few details and so decided to go today instead. I did a little homework on getting downtown to Larimer Square where the event is being held yesterday and today. http://www.denverchalkart.org/festival_info/ After looking at the train schedules yesterday which turned out to be a good thing as I had been looking at taking the C train from Mineral station and as I have since discovered the E,F trains from Dry Creek Station or Arapahoe at Village Center are closer to where I am staying. The E train will take me ... read more
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North America » United States » Colorado » Denver May 24th 2013

Denver to Antero Reservoir – Friday May – 24 - I loaded my truck last night except for a few things I needed overnight and this morning I loaded up the rest and headed towards Gunnison. I took 470 W to the Santa Fe Rd/Hwy 85 south exit and went south on it to Sedalia where I took Hwy 67 to Hwy 105 and then south to I – 25 at monument. This is the scenic route where I can take in the Front Range and foothills of the Rockies along the way. It is quite a scenic drive. I was heading to Gunnison via the scenic route of Hwy 24 out of Colorado Springs. I then would get on Hwy 285 near Buena Vista and take it south to Hwy 50 West at Poncha Springs ... read more
Antero Reservoir campground
Antero Reservoir
Antero Reseervoir camping

North America » United States » Colorado » Denver May 20th 2013

May 19 - Snyder to Caprock Canyon and Palo Duro Canyon - It had finally cooled off when I got down into the canyon at Caprock Canyons State Park but it was still hot and humid when I came back out and very windy on the drive from Caprock Canyon to Palo Duro Canyon although it cooled down again in Palo Duro canyon. I had been fighting heavy winds ever since I left Snyder. They made for a very difficult drive and I had to keep a good grip on the steering wheel to keep from getting blown off the road. It was also still oppressively hot and humid. A campsite with water and electricity in Palo Duro Canyon was $24. I stayed at the Mesquite Campground which was the deepest into the canyon and to ... read more
Caprock Canyon
Caprock Canyon
Palo Duro Canyon

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

April 22 – Monday - I was planning on driving down to Colorado Springs today but the weatherman said we will be getting 2-4 inches of snow today and tonight. So I guess not..... it didn’t start till afternoon and I pretty much caught up on work on the computer while watching the snow falling outside. It is something how peaceful it is watching snow falling outside through the window while I am inside warm and snug. My nephew’s dog Andie has been keeping me company…….although I must admit that the conversation has been a trifle one sided. One of the great things about being retired is that you don’t have to fight with the weather but can just go with the flow since you don’t have to get to work. It was a nice and ... read more
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Departure day
Departure day

North America » United States » Colorado » Denver April 21st 2013

April 20 – 21- Denver to Glenwood Springs, Hanging Lake, and Hoosier Pass – Yesterday we drove West of Denver on I-70 and through the beautiful Glenwood Canyon to Glenwood Hot Springs from Denver and after an overnight stay drove back towards Denver and stopped at Hanging Lake where my nephew and his girlfriend hiked up the very steep and rocky trailhead to Hanging Lake. My brother in law and I dropped them off and while they did their hike drove back to Glenwood Springs and bit west of it exploring. We found a nice lake with red cliffs around it west of town and checked it out. After that we drove back into Glenwood Springs and had a good look around. As always on a trip I do some homework for next trip. Next time ... read more
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Trout fisherman at Silverthorn
Rainbow trout in stream at Silverthorn

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
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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
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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




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