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Jun 15, 2020 - Colorado Springs

Mon., June 15th – We knew this trip would be a very different experience with the Covid-19 limitations, and today reminded us we are living in a new “normal”. We drove to 2 waterfall locations that we found were closed to the public. Then the outing to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs ended up being open only to military card holders. Focus on the Family was not offering tours, but we were able to stroll through the bookstore. We then took another hike (long and hot) along the scenic, dusty paths of Red Rock Canyon. We ended our...

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Westward Bound Again

Jun 14, 2020 - Rollin' into Colorado Springs

Sat., June 13th – Just when you think you’re livin’ the carefree perfect RV life, there’s a day that jars you back to reality. It all started with Carla breaking her toe getting out of her shower. Then we drove the 400 mile stretch to Oakley, Kansas through the unrelenting winds that kept the wind turbines along the way spinning at full speed – Not so good for fuel mileage when pulling a rig you’re trying to keep between the lines! We arrived in Oakley with the temps registering 102* on the truck…..the story worsens! When Steve hit the...

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Westward Bound Again

Oct 22, 2019 - The New Baby

We had lots to accomplish today, but top of the list was to spend some time with Lacie, Mike and the new great grandbaby (our 3rd). No sooner had we walked in the door and exchanged hugs and Lacie put the baby in my arms. So Cute. So adorable! He was not a tiny baby, but you forget just how small they are. And he was a real cuddle bug. I held him for and hour or so before relinquishing him to Don, and he held him for an hour or so. Then grandpa Daren came by for his daily visit; (I had already accused him of moving in with them!) Then it...

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Oct 21, 2019 - More Driving

We left bright and early this morning (5:30) to head north to Colorado Springs. We hade forgotten about the time zone change, so actually arrived even earlier than we had anticipated. So we decided to run by the pharmacy, one of our planned errands, to renew 2 prescriptions for Don. One was ok, but wouldn’t be ready until the next day. Unfortunately the other had to be called in, and to a different doctor than was listed on the bottle, so that muddied the water a bit. However, I was hopeful that by calling it in before the days end when...

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Sep 24, 2019 - Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods is a scenic area located near Colorado Springs Colorado. The area was originally owned by an individual who decided to open the land to the public and eventually donated it to the county with the stipulation that it would always remain open to the public at no entrance fee. It isn't really a large area but the rock formations sticking up out of the brush and trees is interesting and beautiful. When visiting, you can drive around the perimeter and/or walk on trails within the area. We did both. There is also a visitor...

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Aug 20, 2019 - Mountaindale RV Resort

/// August 20, 2019 Mountaindale RV Resort Colorado Springs, CO // A Travel Day: We got an early start, departing Chama, NM by 7:20 A.M. Our route today would take us north on Hwy 17 into Colorado, via Cumbers Pass and on a variety of roads leading us to the Mountaindale RV Resort located some 20 miles south of Colorado Springs off of Hwy 115. We have stayed here before and will be meeting Jake & Melissa here soon. The road conditions today were mostly very good. Traffic was light and the weather was beautiful. Traveling over Cumbres Pass...

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Jul 27, 2019 - Cheyenne Mountain SP

Cheyenne Mountain State Park has excellent day hiking trails that meander up/down & across the Cheyenne Mtn. Range. RV/Camping sites, which were also excellent, are located just below the Cheyenne Mountain-NORAD complex, which is now called the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station(CMAFS). I did hike a couple of trails, one was a 3 miler, while the last day of my stay was 7 miles. Sorry no pictures!...

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2019 RV Adventure

Apr 29, 2019 - Grand Island, NE to Colorado Springs

Greetings from Colorado Springs! As you now know, we took a different route to Prescott due to a Winter Storm Warning in the Denver area. It was beautiful when we got to Colorado Springs, became cloudier as the late afternoon progressed and then rain, snowed, rained and will probably snow again before the night is over. Weather forecasted to be 55 with storms tomorrow (!). We have run the gamut with weather on this trip. . Starting with breakfast at Perkins this morning (after driving to a local restaurant referred to us by a local and...

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Sep 13, 2018 - US Olympic Training Center and US Air Force Academy

Sept 13 We continued northward on I-25 to Colorado Springs where we first toured the US Olympic Training Center. This hour long walking tour included a introductory movie and visits to a number of gyms, training venues and facilities. This is one of two impressive, nongovernment funded facilities, which is available to any qualified athlete, summer of winter sports, who compete at Olympic level, including Para Olympic athletes. Our next stop was the USAir Force Academy. This is a huge base with a relatively isolated education and training...

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Sep 10, 2018 - Pike's Peak Ride

What a great ride up Pike's Peak. About 75 at the entrance, and about 37 at the summit. A lot of construction at the summit, building a new summit store/complex. Some hairpin turns going up were quite a challenge, but we managed to stay upright. Coming down was much less stressful.

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Aug 23, 2018 - America's Highway & More Red Rocks

This was probably the clearest day since Minneapolis if not of the entire trip. Since arriving in Colorado Friday night it's been mostly overcast w/ some hazy sunshine at best. Today was blue skies which worked out well because it was Pikes Peak day. The Pikes Peak Highway is owned by the City of Colorado Springs and their is a $15 fee to use it. The drive up is similar to Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain NP but there doesn't seem to be as many sheer drop offs. In many cases there is a foot or two of macadam berm, then another couple of...

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Aug 22, 2018 - U.S. Air Force Academy

Only thing on the docket for today was a visit to the Air Force Academy. Since it is only about an hour from Denver, just north of Colorado Springs, I thought I would have an early day and be checking into the hotel by 3 or so. Not to be. After taking care of some housekeeping items before I left Denver it was just before 11 by the time I got to the USAFA visitors center. I caught the film about the first year in a cadet's life at the academy. The beginning was a bit traumatic for me because it showed them on the first day of basic training...

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