Monthly Archives: August 2013

August 21, 2013 – Colorado State Capitol Building and Colorado History Museum

We took the Rapid Light Rail to downtown Denver where we took the FREE Mall Bus to the end of its 16th Street route. Walking a few blocks to a towering building which we thought was the Colorado State House. … Continue reading

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August 20, 2013 – Drive to Golden, CO and Tour of NOAA Facility

After one last look at Long Mountain, where an experienced 33-year old climber fell to his death two days ago, we got an early start for a relatively short but partly mountainous and winding road  from Estes Park, through Boulder, … Continue reading

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August 18, 2013 – A Relatively “Down” Day – Baldpate Inn

This morning we did a bit of cleaning … something we can’t escape even when on the road. This afternoon, we headed for horse show at the Estes Park Fairgrounds to watch the draft horse pull.  When we arrived at … Continue reading

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August 17, 2013 – Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel is a 140-room neo-Georgian hotel located within sight of the highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. Built by Freelan Oscar (FO) Stanley, construction began in 1906 and the hotel opened on July 4, 1909 and catered … Continue reading

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August 15, 2013 – Rocky Mountain National Park

Our objective was a drive from Estes Park around the north side of Rocky Mountain National Park to Grand Lake for lunch and then a return trip.  Before we reached the park, however, we were greeted by several white-tailed deer … Continue reading

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August 15, 2013 – Arrival at Estes Park

Today was a short but scenic drive from Fort Collins through the Big Thompson River Canyon along the way, we were treated to several juvenile big horn sheep  and, a seemingly out of place   Entering   some 7,694 ft. … Continue reading

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August 14, 2013 – Fort Collins

Our first stop was at the Colorado State University’s Annual Flower Trial Garden, established to evaluate the performance of annual flower cultivars in the unique environmental condition’s of the Rocky Mountains.  The garden consists of more than 1,000 varieties of … Continue reading

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August 13, 2013 – Cheyenne, WY to Fort Collins, CO – Visit with Lisa & Greg Hughes and Family

We enjoyed a short, relatively level and generally uneventful drive from Cheyenne to Fort Collins this morning.  One of the more common sights we saw was another group of what we estimate must have been the more than 1,000 motorcycles … Continue reading

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August 12, 2013 – Cheyenne – State Capitol – State Museum – Nagel Warren Mansion (B&B) – Walking Tour

Having recently discovered that State Capitol Buildings are (so far) architecturally and historically fascinating, our first stop this morning was at Wyoming’s State House.             While the tendency is to look up when going through … Continue reading

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August 11, 2013 –Thermopolis to Cheyenne Wyoming

Just south of Thermopolis US Route 20 takes you through 15 miles of the most breathtaking Wind River Canyon. Leaving the Canyon, Boysen Reservoir  appears to be a much smaller version of Lake Mead with its sparkling blue water set … Continue reading

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