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North America » United States » Colorado July 12th 2019

We spent a night in Houston after leaving Belize, then continued on to Colorado (Glen has gone bsck to where he lives on the west side of Canada). Our Colorado stop is mainly about visiting with Angela and her kids. They used to live in Roatan, and we've known them about 14 years. It was so great to have a few days to hang out together. We did a bit of shopping, went to the drive-in, and visited a little mountain town called Estes. Her parents had her over one night (they also used to live in Roatan and still own their place down there). It was a great visit with Ang and her family, hoping they come to see us in Canada sometime this yesr.... read more
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Maybe it was one too many mountains to ride. All I know is when I reached the Utah border near Grand Junction, CO, I didn't want to go further west with the thought being that the farther I went, the farther I would have to get home. I didn't reach the point of no return because it was closer to home to turn around. I called Jan and told her how I felt and she agreed, telling me to head for home. So I turned around and rode along the Gunnison River and Black Canyon back to Gunnison, CO, where I spent the night. I'm disappointed that I didn't have what it takes to complete the whole trip, as ambitious as it was, but I did get to ride all over the state of Colorado, and ... read more
Black Canyon
Black Canyon
Black Canyon

North America » United States » Colorado » Salida July 7th 2019

Even God rested on the seventh day. And boy did I need this day of rest. If you're going to spend an extra day somewhere, Salida is a great town to do it. I took care of my chores, took a four hour nap and this evening went downtown for a nightcap. I went to a very good restaurant called Currents that Jim and I had dinner in last night. There was a very friendly bartender working named George and two stools down from me was a young man telling George about his problems today. The young man was named Dave and George even commented how rare it is to have three guys with old fashioned plain old names. It turns out Dave is on a motorcycle trip from Flagstaff, AZ to central Nebraska to visit ... read more
Salida

North America » United States » Colorado » Salida July 6th 2019

The blog title is a quote from a mountain man in one of my favorite movies, Jeremiah Johnson. When we left our hotel in Estes Park, we headed over to the Stanley Hotel to take a couple pictures there, It's a beautiful old hotel and was the site of the filming of The Shining. The view from the hotel is gorgeous. Our mission for the day was to ride through Rocky Mountain National Park westbound and then ride south on the western side of the mountains to the town of Salida, CO. I'd been telling Jim that Rocky Mountain National Park was just spectacular and it didn't disappoint. He loved it. Everywhere you look the views are of majestic snow capped mountains. It's a good thing that everyone who is driving through there are happy to ... read more
The Stanley Hotel
View From Stanley Hotel
Entering The Park

North America » United States » Colorado » Estes Park July 5th 2019

Well we didn't get the early start we hoped for. What a shock! I'm the slow mover in the mornings and always hold up the parade. At least it was still cool when we did finally leave around 8:30 AM. We headed north on I-25 to Colorado Springs and our destination was the U.S. Air Force Academy just northwest of Colorado Springs. We made it to the academy and they let us in even though we didn't have a few of the requirements they have for motorcycle riders on base. We had helmets, but didn't have reflective vests and boots over the ankle. Jim went first to the guard shack and had a conversation with the young airman guard at the gate. He schmoozed him with the fact that he is an old Air Force veteran ... read more
Air Force Academy
Air Force Academy
Air Force Academy

North America » United States » Colorado » Pueblo July 4th 2019

We went to the Boot Hill Museum this morning, but it was too early and it wasn't open yet. We wanted to get on the road kind of early because it was predicted to be 100 degrees in Pueblo, CO, our destination for the day. We didn't want to wait around for it to open, so we got a picture in front of the entrance building. What we could see from outside actually looked pretty neat, you know, an old west town with store fronts and the Long Branch Saloon. They probably have Miss Kitty, too. After that quick stop, we mounted up and headed west on good old US 50. Navigating our way was pretty easy. It was pretty much just get back on 50 and head west. This may come as a surprise to ... read more
Colorado Selfie
Welcome to Colorful Colorado

North America » United States » Colorado » Northglenn June 7th 2019

June 6th Today was just a day to relax and visit with family. Red is doing much better today. We had hotdogs and hamburgers on the backyard grill and delicious salads for dinner. The dogs all enjoyed bones switching on and off with each other. We’ve so missed having time with Gene & Nan, it was a delightful day. June 7th Up and headed to Denver by 8 am, to see our son and family. They bought a little camper and we had a really good trailer stabilizer hitch at home that we used on our trip to Alaska. David had loaded it up in the truck when we left to bring it to our son as it would be much safer than a regular hitch. We so enjoyed the ride to Denver going past all ... read more
My son made me a 9MM pistol for Mother’s Day!
Red playing with Katelyn!
Beautiful colors on the way back to Laramie.

North America » United States » Colorado » Littleton April 7th 2019

blog 04-07-19 White Rock to Pueblo to Denver I have been traveling for the last two days through some of the most gorgeous scenery I have seen in a long time. That's not to take away from southern Texas and New Mexico where there was incredible beauty but Northern New Mexico and Colorado have the shining mountains and more moisture to make for larger and more robusk bushes, grass and trees. I am a sucker for a snow capped mountain. The journey started at about 6,000 ft in elevation and went up and down the whole way. I took the back roads which were 2 lane 60 mph highways winding through territory that looked like it was right out of a western, complete with a wild horse herd that crossed the road. The trail took me ... read more
always a snow capped mt somewhere
Taos at the base of the mt
driving into Taos

North America » United States » Colorado » Denver January 9th 2019

Anthony's Limo is picking us up at home and will drop us off at DIA. The ride to the airport, check in, passport scan with Australia Visa verification, TSA bag check and train to concourse B all total took only 1 hour. We had plenty of time so we stopped at Elway‘s to share a burger with green Chile and a John’s salad. While we were enjoying the delicious burger, we received a very disturbing text from our friends and fellow travelers, Bill and Jane Loetell. Jane said that they were not allowed to check in for their flights Tampa to Houston to Sydney because there was a problem with their electronic Visa to Australia. We were startled and decided we must go to the United Customer service counter to check on our Visa. We were ... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Littleton January 3rd 2019

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