Category : Activities

Superstition Mountains Arizona

We decided to take off and head to the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix for some hiking. It was early November and the weather in the Phoenix area had started to cool down so we thought it might be a great time to be out there before the holidays set in.   We usually like driving the back roads to …

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Written on Nov, 14, 2020 by in , , , , , | 4 Comments.
Lake Powell Arizona & Utah

We decided to rent a small power boat for the day. Since the Stateline Marina for Lake Powell is in Utah but is also within walking distance of the campground in Arizona it made for easy access to hop over there and get a boat and spend the day out on the lake!  The marina also rents a variety of …

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Written on Nov, 11, 2020 by in , , , , , | 2 Comments.
Utah & Arizona The Wave Hike

Yes, we won! We won the lottery to hike The Wave! For those of you who are not familiar with The Wave, it is an area in northern Arizona that is so popular that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) controls access to the area using a lottery system.  For details on the lottery and more information about The Wave …

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Coconino National Forest Bonito Campground Arizona

We made our way from Grants, New Mexico to Flagstaff, Arizona along I-40 passing through some of my favorite scenery with lots of fun billboards to read. As we departed Grants and headed west on I-40 we began to see lots of billboards for trading posts selling everything from moccasins to Indian arts and crafts to Guy Stuff!!  Even after …

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Las Vegas New Mexico

Off to Vegas!! Las Vegas!! In New Mexico!! We headed over the Raton Pass which had lots of warning signs for animals but all we saw were some antelope on the other side.   We drove on to Vegas to the KOA which sits in the southern part of Vegas in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. We …

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Trinidad Lake State Park Colorado

  We took the short drive from Cheyenne Mountain State Park to Trinidad Lake State Park passing through Pueblo with no traffic, great weather, and a lovely drive.   And on to Trinidad which sits in the southern part of Colorado right off I-25 in the Purgatoire River Valley at about 6,000 ft.  It is only about 13 miles north …

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Cheyenne Mountain State Park Colorado

It’s summertime in Colorado and the Rockies are battling several forest fires. As we make our way through Denver we can barely see downtown and there are Ozone alerts and warnings to exercise indoors. Yes, we had ashes on our RV and car when we departed Estes Park a few days ago and the smoke only seemed to get worse …

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Written on Oct, 12, 2020 by in , , , , | 2 Comments.
Rocky Mountain National Park Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is located in Estes Park, Colorado about an hours’ drive north of Denver. The park is supposedly the third most visited national park in the country with a bit more than 4.5 million visitors per year. OUCH! That’s not something we enjoy and usually something we avoid at all costs. I hadn’t been there in …

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Estes Park Colorado Stanley Hotel

Our journey today took us from Ft Collins down to Loveland and up the Big Thompson Canyon on Highway 34 to Estes Park.  From Loveland to Estes Park it is just under 30 miles and most of it is through a curvy canyon road which follows the Big Thompson River. It takes about 40 minutes to drive this beautiful, scenic …

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Colorado State University Ft Collins Colorado

We departed Curt Gowdy State Park for our short drive to Ft Collins, Colorado. I spent some time in Ft Collins at Colorado State University back a long, long, long time ago. I haven’t been back to visit the university since my college years so we thought we would take a trip down memory lane. I only wish my roommate …

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