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North America » United States » Colorado » Denver September 27th 2015

This is the last entry. I just waved off Bob to continue on his trip home from Denver. He has old Air Force buddies to visit, friends from long ago and his sister who lives in Indiana. Yesterday we went with Richard to Washington Park and rented a bicycle built for 4 with a surrey on top and biked around the park that he regularly visits. (Yes, my children, I was singing "Surrey with the Fringe on Top".) Then last night, we went to dinner at Fogo de Chao with Richard and Joanna. Next week is Richard's birthday, so what more could a young adult man ask for than dinner with endless meat?! Of course, Bob liked it too -- hey, the girls liked it just as much, but I'm not sure we got our money's ... read more
Fogo de Chao
Bob & Vikki

North America » United States » Colorado » Denver September 26th 2015

We had only one full day in Denver before flying home and with an abundance of options, how do you narrow them down? We immediately eliminated anything that would require a lot of driving since we were officially drived out. We also wanted something we hadn't done already along the way, so after some interweb searching we settled on the Denver Botanic Gardens. Smack in the middle of the city, this place was a shockingly beautiful surprise. It was huge - you could literally spend hours quietly wandering through. Without a doubt the most spectacular urban botanical garden I've seen. We also lucked in and showed up on a free admission day. Sweet! It also gave me an opportunity to put to work a photo lesson my uncle gave me before the trip. Sweet x 2! ... read more
Denver Botanic Gardens
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park

North America » United States » Colorado September 23rd 2015

'Member when I said we had time to spare, 'member that? Good thing because the night we arrived in Keystone (a town nestled securely in the Black Hills) I got (bleah, sputter, groan) a cold. The resilient T had been nursing a cold since Grand Teton (yup, that far back), but having such a strong constitution, it didn't slow her down. I finally caught it and it knocked me on my ass. I ended up spending the next day in bed intermittently sleeping and watching documentaries about the Wild West while T did some solo touring. Because she is the very best cousin ever, she brought me some soup and told me all about her day. She saw the Crazy Horse Memorial which she really liked and went to the Jewel Cave National Monument which she ... read more
Cars go through here?
Looks like Canada, eh?
Deer at our hotel

North America » United States » Colorado » Carbondale September 21st 2015

It was way back when I read an article in the Guardian Travel Section about these journalist guys who had used social media whilst doing a road trip to make decisions about routes, where to stay , where to eat and drink . Their aim was to drive from Las Vegas to Denver in 5 days. Right I thought I will pinch the idea but take longer and I will do a return trip so I can fly in to Denver visit my "Colorado family", drive to Las Vegas and meet Suzanne there as she has to fly in from Dubai. Yes, we do things complicated in our family. Lots and lots of research online , reading travel books and Suz and I had our trip planned. If those guys could do it we could do ... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Pikes Peak September 14th 2015

We had to get up ridiculously early for our flight to Denver so were half-dazed when we checked the forecast. I assumed a lack of caffeine at 5:00am was responsible for some delirium and I mis-read the temperature...but oh no, I had not. From the Denver airport we picked up our rental car and headed 1 hour south of Denver to Colorado Springs into a breezy 92 degrees. I kid you not. For my fellow Canadians, 92 farenheit is the temperature at which Canadian flesh begins to roast. Interesting fact: a broiled Canadian smells a lot like bacon. While in Colorado Springs (we spent two nights there) we checked out the Garden of the Gods park, Old Colorado City Historic District, the Town of Manitou Springs, and took the Cog Railway to the top of Pike's ... read more
Garden of the Gods
Mule deer in Manitou Springs
The train at the top

North America » United States » Colorado » Manitou Springs September 8th 2015

We have gone to Colorado Springs, Colorado numerous times. I love the mountains and the great landscaping it offers. There is no shortage of fun activities either or the cultural diversity. However, this last time we went we were invited to go spend some time in Manitou Springs. This is a lesser known area but has plenty to offer! We enjoyed hiking the trails and took some amazing pictures. Some of them look like they could be postcards. We went to a dinner theater with amazing food and plenty of singing and dancing. I loved the way they pulled people from the audience to be part of what they were doing on stage. I didn’t want to go up there but sure did enjoy the look of excitement on the faces of others as they did ... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Limon September 4th 2015

blog 09-04-15 Rock Springs to Ft Collins 09-05-15 Ft Collins to Limon, CO I didn't stay in Rock Creek last night, it was Rock Springs. Too tired to even know where I am! Got up and moving and managed to be on the road by 8:15 and thankfully again the sun was up high enough it was not directly in my eyes. The temperature was warming up fast and the air smelled heavenly. I headed east on 80 and the terrain was still rolling hills, mostly grazing land and hay production. Just passed Rawlins I saw Medicine Bow Peak 12,013 ft , picture, that stood out especially with it's tree cover. I took a quick trip through Laramie just to see it then headed south on 287 to Ft Collins. The weather was getting cloudy and ... read more
KOA in Rock Springs
beautiful clouds
Medicine Bow Peak  12,013 ft.

North America » United States » Colorado » Gunnison September 1st 2015

THE BASICS We spent several days in Salida, exploring the area and sharing meals/visits with Susie and Brady. Finally drove over Monarch Pass and the Continental Divide, and stopped at a senior RV park in Gunnison. Spent today driving 55 miles south to Lake City and enjoying that area. THE FLUFF Salida was delightful. We took a few drives, in various directions, but have left lots more to see in future visits. I think I mentioned the great pizza meal we had with the kids the first night in Salida. We had another meal in town with Susie and Brady, in a restaurant on the river. It was a cool evening, but there were still kids splashing in the river. We had them, with dog Huck, come to our campsite for a meal, and they fixed ... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Lakewood August 29th 2015

Game one of our traditional Gripe Rummy Tournament!... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Morrison August 29th 2015

More photos from Red Rocks! Cruised through just before a concert so we didn't get to stay long. ... read more

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