Pagosa Springs, Colorado ~ Home of The World’s Deepest Geothermal Hot Spring

June 4th ~ Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Welcome to Pagosa Springs

Visit Pagosa Springs

Here are a few tidbits to tempt you to visit:  Continue reading

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Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

June 3rd and 4th ~ Great Sand Dunes National Park

Our weather had taken a turn, and we experienced a gusher of a rain storm on the drive here.  Continue reading

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Cañon City, Colorado ~ Skyline Drive, Royal Gorge and Bishop Castle

June 2nd ~ Cañon City, Colorado

Bishop Castle

This trip has included some wonderful reunions. In Florence, Colorado, just outside of Cañon City, we dropped in on Carrie and Leonard Miller. Tim has known Carrie since he was about eight years old and she worked with his parents at their family restaurant, “Poor Richards” in Illinois.  Continue reading

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Top Things to See/Do in Colorado Springs

May 30th to Jun 1st ~ Colorado Springs

Organ in Protestant Chapel at the Air Force Academy

Dick and Karen used to live in Colorado Springs, so they played tour guides here, showing us where they used to live and where they had their pie shop, Plush Pippin. Over a delicious BBQ at our campsite our first evening, we got to meet three of their long-time friends, Alanna, Graham and Laura. Made for a wonderful introduction to this area.

In addition to sharing memories, there are several must see things in Colorado Springs.  Continue reading

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Denver, Colorado ~ Botanic Gardens and a Tour of the Colorado State Capitol Building

May 29th ~ Denver, Colorado

View of downtown Denver

In between all the parties, we managed to squeeze a day in for some sightseeing in the Mile-High city.  Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Park ~ Part 2

Memorial Day Weekend – Continued

Bear Lake

Sunday: Bear Lake Area and Alberta Falls

Bear Lake is the most popular destination in RMNP. We were warned that the parking lot would fill up early. There is an overflow park-and-ride lot about half way up the hill. We decided to take a chance, and drove directly to the lake.  Continue reading

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How to spend a long weekend at Rocky Mountain National Park – Part 1

May 25th – 28th ~ Estes Park, Colorado ~ Memorial Day Weekend

Dick, Karen, Joanne and Tim at Alluvial Fan Falls

Finding a spot for two RV’s, relatively last-minute over a holiday weekend, at a popular National Park, with a view of water, is not an easy task. We started looking several weeks in advance and everything was showing sold out on our online searches.  Continue reading

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Denver Celebrations ~ Graduation, Lake House, Birthday, Smoker BBQ

May 22nd – 24th & 29th ~ Denver, Colorado

On the drive between Grand Junction and Denver

Continuing on from Grand Junction, toward Denver the scenery was stunning. I had no idea how beautiful the state of Colorado is.  Continue reading

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Start of a New RV Road Trip ~ National Parks of Colorado

May 20-21st ~ Travel days – On our way from Los Angeles to Grand Junction

View from the road, Spotted Wolf Canyon

GETTING READY: After our recent road trip, Ellie Mae and Jethro both needed a good washing, inside and out.  Continue reading

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Southern Oregon ~ A Wrap Up and Review of our Two-Week Surprise Trip

May 13th ~ Southern California

Four friends on the rim of Crater Lake with Wizard Island in the background

Our friends, Laura and Michael knew that we would be gone for two weeks, traveling together in our small RV and that we would be visiting three National Parks. Beyond that, the trip was to be a surprise, unfolding day-by-day as we went along.  Continue reading

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