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Sep 25, 2014 - In Durango, CO

We had a beautiful drive from South Fork to Durango on Tues. Unfortunately, when we got to the Alpen Rose RV Park (our park of choice) they were full & we couldn't get in until Wednesday when a caravan was leaving. So we went back down the road a few miles & spent the night at the United Campground. Since we were later than usual getting set up, we decided not to cook. There are 4 micro-breweries in Durango so we had no problem finding somewhere to eat. Ha! The next morning, we were treated to the toot-toot of the Durango & Silverton...

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Sep 18, 2014 - On the Road again (sing it Willie) Southwestern corner of Colorado

As the song that Willie Nelson sings I am on the road again, this trip is a short one only 800 miles in 4 days starting from my home in Ignacio driving over Red Mountain Pass to Cedaredge, CO spending the night. On this trip I am checking out my new Gear Pro camera mounted on the inside of the windshield of my car, is a fun little camera

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Aug 25, 2014 - Not Such a Bad Delay

Slide all fixed as of 3:00pm today. A bit frustrating, but enabled us to see some more of God's creation that we hadn't planned. Class C+ campground is actually an A-. A visit to Mesa Verde on Saturday was absolutely awesome and we learned much about the Puebloan people. Slight change in plans moves us to Colorado Springs tomorrow and and homeward journey beginning on Monday. Hey, being closely confined with my bride is really pretty cool!!!

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Westward Ho

Aug 23, 2014 - Patience Testing

Well, we're still in Durango in a different campground with a slide that still doesn't work and a pissed off cat. Parts came in at two on Thursday with one part missing. Missing part arrived at 4:30 so repair scheduled for 8:00 on Friday. One part wrong so repair not done, but slide now unhooked and shimmed closed. Correct part hopefully to arrive today and repair on Monday. This trailer is awfully small with one third of the unit sitting inside another third. Destiny does not like the new arrangement. Also had to move form a class A...

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Aug 21, 2014 - Patiently Waiting

After a pleasant conversation with the Open Range customer service rep, the needed parts are being shipped overnight to the dealer. At this point we are still hoping they arrive this afternoon so repairs can be made tomorrow. The attached pics will show you the entertainment we are enjoying while waiting.

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Aug 8, 2014 - Durango and Silverton Railroad

This morning we got up early and headed for Durango. Our plan for today is to ride the “Durango and Silverton” railway. Being somewhat of a “rail fan” Jonathan has wanted to take this trip for a long time. This a “narrow gauge” steam-powered line that runs some 45 miles along the Animas River and climbs from ~6400 to 9742 ft at Silverton. The railbed was originally laid by the Denver and Rio Grande Railway, beginning in 1881, in order to access the silver rich mines in Silverton. The first 17 miles were pretty easy but then in a section...

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Jul 24, 2014 - Colorado, near Durango

I stayed at son, Larry's, house in the suburbs of Oxford, CO for a week (for free again). We (he) did some repair work on the MoHo. I say he because I can only breathe at altitude if I'm doing nothing else. I visited Navajo State Park where I spent the last seven summers. Barry and Terry greeted me like a returning warrior. Well, that's my spin anyway. Barry, Larry, Mark and I visited the ruins in Aztec. Mark and I also visited ruins at Chaco Canyon New Mexico. The other two wimped out. Theirs it turns out was the better decision. I drove...

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Newt's Journal

Jun 23, 2014 - Choo, choo

Durango, CO The four of us – Jim, Sandi, Sandi’s brother Tom, and friend Gary – boarded the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train today. Our car was the Prospector. The car had tables rather than traditional seats. The steam train is a 3 ft narrow gauge heritage railroad that operates 45.5 miles of track between Durango and Silverton. The route was originally built between 1881 and 1882 by the Denver and Rio Grande Railway in order to carry supplies and people to and silver and gold ore from mines in the San Juan Mountains. We journeyed...

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Rail Days 2014

Jun 22, 2014 - Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings

Durango, CO The four of us – Jim, Sandi, Sandi’s brother Tom, and friend Gary – toured Mesa Verde National Park. We started with a ranger lead tour of Cliff Palace. There were 50 in the tour. Our tour guide was great. Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to 1300. There are 600 cliff dwellings that housed about 3,000 people. They raised their crops on the mesa and brought the harvest down into the cliff dwellings. The people...

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Rail Days 2014

Jun 21, 2014 - The first leg...

In Summer Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1872 - 1906 Oh, summer has clothed the earth In a cloak from the loom of the sun! And a mantle, too, of the skies' soft blue, And a belt where the rivers run. And now for the kiss of the wind, And the touch of the air's soft hands, With the rest from strife and the heat of life, With the freedom of lakes and lands. I envy the farmer's boy Who sings as he follows the plow; While the shining green of the young blades lean To the breezes that cool his brow. He sings to the dewy morn, No thought of another's...

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Jun 20, 2014 - San Juan Skyway

Durango, CO Today’s journey took us up the Million Dollar Highway and along the San Juan Skyway. The Million Dollar Highway is the twelve miles south of Ouray through the Uncompahgre Gorge to the summit of Red Mountain Pass. This stretch through the gorge is challenging to drive; it is characterized by steep cliffs, narrow lanes, and a lack of guardrails. The ascent of Red Mountain Pass is marked with a number of hairpin curves used to gain elevation, and again, narrow lanes for traffic — many cut directly into the sides of mountains. Large...

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May 1, 2014 - Durango

I took a 4 hour self guided walking tour of Historic Downtown Durango ( including a 1 hour stop for lunch). Can't say there was much that was special except the three historic hotels. The Strater, is where I chose to have lunch. The hotel opened in 1888 and has a reputation of being haunted. Paranormal activity has been reported in all of the old hotels. Tourist propaganda? Twenty movies have been filmed in the area starting in 1950 ( A Ticket To Tomahawk) through 2000 (The Claim). I only recognized six on the list - Across the Wide...

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