Monthly Archives: October 2012

October 31, 2012 – Brighton, CO to Ogallala, NE

Waking up this morning, we were treated to a still very full moon.   While the weather was ideal for our drive to Ogallalaand the traffic minimal if non-existent, several long, rough stretches of I-76 left a lot to be … Continue reading

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October 30, 2012 – US Air Force Academy and the Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO

This morning we headed south to Colorado Springs where our first stop was the United States Air Force Academy which is tucked up against the Front Range of the Rockies and not far from Pike’s Peak. Entering the campus, you … Continue reading

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October 29, 2012 –Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Leaving Brighton this morning, our drive took us through Colorado wheat country where the alternating bands result from those sections of the fields which were currently under cultivation and those laying fallow for the year. Then, turning west, the Front … Continue reading

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October 28, 2012 – Grand Junction, CO to Brighton, CO

With warmer temperatures (50s), winds diminished and chain-up requirements cancelled, we left Grand Junction enroute to the Denver area.  Heading east, we were surprised by to see an expansive and colorful vineyard and winery operation and wish we had time … Continue reading

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October 27, 2012 – Another Day in Grand Junction, CO

It was 11o outside when we got out of bed this morning.  Although we might have left today, the pass is clear and roads dry, but the chance of precipitation is higher and the winds predicted to be stronger today … Continue reading

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October 26, 2012 – Grand Junction, CO

We again awoke to sub-freezing temperatures for the third day in a row … a big change from a week ago in Las Vegas! The early morning skies were threatening. Debbie and Jane went off for a while, leaving me … Continue reading

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October 25, 2012 – Grand Junction, CO

Today, six weeks of mail arrived, including our absentee ballots.  Thus, much of the day was spent sorting and paying bills … although while running an errand, I was able to take time to stop and enjoy the golden foliage. … Continue reading

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October 24, 2012 – Beaver, UT to Grand Junction CO

It was cold this morning, below freezing, and overcast as we headed for Colorado.  As our altitude increased, the visibility decreased until we could see less than 50 yards ahead of us. While I was creeping so slowly I was … Continue reading

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October 23, 2012 – Las Vegas to Beaver, UT

We left Las Vegas this morning.  Once out of the city, the landscape became pretty boring. Initially flat further down I-15, small hills and changing elevations replaced the As we approached Mesquite, NV, it appeared that the Interstate was going … Continue reading

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October 22, 2012 – Hoover Dam

Although we’d visited Hoover Dam in 1994, having driven over the newly constructed Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman by-pass bridge (designed to eliminate the need to thru traffic to cross the strategic Hoover Dam road) enroute we decided to return … Continue reading

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