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Oct 8, 2019 - Gunnison

So, we were packing up the Phaeton for the next leg. I moved something that was lying on the floor and there was my wallet. Yup! We had looked all over the Phaeton (drawers, containers, under furniture), called a restaurant, called the Porfirios, and called Lowes twice with no success. AND IT WAS LYING ON THE FLOOR UNDER ONE ITEM! Well, it was great to have it back. I had cancelled one credit card and failed at trying to order a new driver’s license, but there was no other damage. We filled up with diesel at a Pilot at I-70 and route 50 and...

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Oct 3, 2019 - Blue Mesa Outpost

Blue Mesa Outpost is an RV Park located about 30 miles west of Gunnison, Colorado on a bluff on the south side of Blue Mesa Reservoir. Blue Mesa Reservoir is also about 30 miles long. It is the end of the Colorado camping season so there was only two other RVs, one tent, and a couple of occupied cabins on site. This was the owners first year having purchased it from an elderly man who had let it run down pretty far. The new owners invested a lot of money and elbow grease and fixed it up. It was a nice spot but may be more tight when...

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Aug 6, 2019 - Tall Texan RV Park (7/19 - 7/21/19)

We stayed in site #48 which was an end site. It wasn't given very good reviews, but it was fine for what we needed. Our first night we went into town and ate at High Alpine Brewing Company. We had a very unique pizza and it was great! On Saturday we drove to Crested Butte and Mount Crested Butte. They are both big ski areas and are absolutely gorgeous!! But, there were also hundreds of cars and people. We tried to take a backwoods road just to enjoy the beauty, but there were so many people. We attempted to cross Scoffield Pass, but the...

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Sep 19, 2018 - Curecanti natl forest

We took today to take care of chores since it was rainy and miserable. Did laundry, got propane,gas and groceries in Gunnison. Drove on down to Blue Mesa lake and we camped right at the lake. There was one other camper in the whole place, fall is the time to be here.

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Aug 20, 2017 - Gunnison, Colorado

We discovered recently that we had no pictures of Colorado in the “digital age.” We were both surprised at this. We have been to Colorado, of course, but apparently our trips there of any length (not just crossing through a corner, for instance) were made prior to 2001 when Jon got his first digital camera. So we decided to rectify that oversight. We wanted to revisit many places in Colorado that we had seen on previous trips long ago. We also wanted to see some places we had passed by on previous trips, promising ourselves to “do that...

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2017-Adventures

Jul 31, 2016 - What Did She Say?

“In zero point two miles, turn left on USE 24.” We use a GPS and a navigational software called Streets and Trips when we travel to our destinations. Gloria, as we call our female-voice GPS, has been very reliable. The program is flexible and easy to use. However, during this year’s trip, we noticed something funny about Gloria. Her pronunciations have been a bit weird. For example, she says “S.T.” instead of “street”; “USE” instead of “U.S.”; “BUS” instead of “Business”; “BRANCH” instead of “Business Route.” The funniest pronunciation she...

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Jul 21, 2016 - Mountains, Music and Mining

We are now in Colorado and have been since early July. Colorado has used a number of slogans to attract tourists to their state. Some examples are “Colorful Colorado,” “Enter a Higher State,” “The Switzerland of American” and “Colorado Rocks.” Whatever the slogan, we’ve been enjoying our stay here in the cool 7,800’ elevation. In the small mountain town of Westcliffe (population 500), we immersed ourselves in four days of marathon bluegrass. We dry camped onsite with the mountains as our backdrop. Our days went something like eat, walk to...

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Oct 3, 2015 - Going on to Gunnison

We had a nice drive today, only about 70 miles; but we had to go over Monarch Pass at a little over 11,000 feet. We took a break at the top of the pass and from there on, it was an easy drive to Gunnison. It's getting quite cold at night and we're thinking we might need to move a little further south before too long.

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Summer 2015 & Beyond

Aug 6, 2015 - Gunnison

Our 10 days in the Gunnison area is coming to a close; we’ve traveled to numerous places. One of our day trip included Saguache (pronounced su watch), quaint small town with an excellent diner, owner makes all her own breads. I was treated with a chocolate mousse pie with a meringue crust. We all left stuffed walked around town shopped in a unique shop with many items from Africa! The local flowers are always breath taking, good rains and cool climate help. Another day we hiked but was cut short due to a mosquito invasion, but went up into...

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Jun 15, 2015 - Stunning Boat Ride Through Canyon

Another very busy day! We got up at 5:30 and left our campsite at 6:30 for a 3 hour drive from Mosca, Colorado to Gunnison, Colorado. It was a beautiful drive as you can see from the pictures. We had to cross the continental divide at Monarch Pass which is 11,312 feet high. The highway was in good shape but with many 6% grades it was pretty steep. We made it up the mountain, over the pass and down the other side just fine. There were many 30, 35 and 45 mph curves and the road alternated from two lane to three lane. We think that it was the...

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Sep 4, 2014 - Gunnison, Colorado

Blue Mesa Reservoir Wikipedia

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Aug 27, 2014 - Destination Gunnison, CO

We left the Denver area south on Hwy 285 through the Front Range and Kenosha Mountains. Mt. Evans is visible to the north. Then we traveled into a very large valley with the valley floor having altitudes of 8,000’ to 9,000’. Then we dropped down in elevation as we passed by more of Colorado’s giant 14,000 foot peaks. We almost missed seeing a tall statue of Christ the King which was way up on the mountain with a lot of trees around it. The statue was built in 1933 as a kind of billboard for what was then a former resort turned into a...

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