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Oct 3, 2019 - Denver

October 3, 2019 Last night’s smoked turkey looked beautiful but was a bit dry. The moist cornbread casserole and Caesar salad made up for it. 2017 Castle Rock cabernet. Can’t believe we leave tomorrow morning for Grand Junction, CO! Seems as if we just arrived. With the much larger rig we are getting used to not being able to drive where ever we want. Borrowed the car to shop at TJ’s for the week. Still getting used to packing the rig also. We have a freezer that we chose not to have before in order to gain fridge space. I’m getting used to...

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Oct 2, 2019 - Denver

October 2, 2019 Bob and I walked to TJ’s to pick up some things we needed for the basting sauce for the turkey we are smoking. Nick and Robin Dederer came for lunch and to meet Claire. Went to Cherry Cricket, an old (50 years) Denver restaurant. Burgers, burritos, salads etc. Bob had the burger and I had the avocado melt (fancy grilled cheese that I love.). Claire apparently is back to being her usual “good baby” self. She laid quietly or slept all through lunch. Tomorrow we have to get ready to leave on Friday. The time has gone by so...

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Oct 1, 2019 - Denver

October 1, 2019 Was supposed to be a nice day but is overcast and cold. Bob took a long walk to Target and I made Tortellini Soup for lunch and the freezer. Claire was awake for most of the day and eating, eating! She finally fell asleep just before the Angel family came for dinner. We made some salads and garlic bread and Woody made a yummy pasta casserole. Woody also brought a 2017 Imagery Primativo. Woody and Ched will be visiting Sonoma and staying in our home in a week or so. Seems that we get visitors when we aren’t there!

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Sep 30, 2019 - Denver

September 30, 2019 The Jeff Cohen zinfandel was excellent! BTW, those of you that know about the TJ’s Platinum, Grand Reserve and Reserve wines that they source from various Sonoma/Napa wineries may be on the lookout for the 2017 Platinum Atlas Peak cabernet. Very good! Get a case and if you don’t like it, TJ’s will take it back. It won’t stay on the shelf for more than a day or two. Bob got a few for us this morning. We really did thread the needle driving to Denver in that we avoided the major snowstorm that hit the NW. Weather in Denver...

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Sep 29, 2019 - Denver

September 29, 2019 Someone and her parents did not sleep all night! Bob and I got our first good night sleep!! Slow moving morning but I made breakfast. We decided what recipes I would cook and we were off for the day. Melissa and Josh finished a contract, did some shopping for things we cannot get at TJ’s where Bob and I walked to shop. (With the car seat we don’t all fit in the car and we are NOT moving the rig.) Bob and I walked to the Cherry Creek Mall to have a mid-afternoon happy hour lunch at Kona Grill. We really like the food there...

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Sep 28, 2019 - Heber City, UT to Denver, CO

Claire’s first blog! Up to rain. We had a minimalist breakfast of toast, bagel etc. and were on our way by 8:45. Great drive though WY until we hit the 40 mph winds which is always exciting. Bob is a trouper! Thankfully no rain. When we planned the trip we were going Hwy 70 and knew it would be 444 miles. However, we absent mindedly took Hwy 80 which is so close to where we were staying that we added 65 miles to the trip. 10 hours later we arrived in Denver. Got to meet Claire and hang out with her. She was such a good baby, smiling...

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May 7, 2019 - Denver mint

An interesting day .....took a tour of the Denver Federal Mint. The main hall of the mint is of Gothic design, not to be mistaken with the black gothic clothes the punk kids wear. We couldn’t take any pictures inside. Before being allowed in, we were scanned, all jewelry removed ( glad I didn’t get that body piercing, I would have been embarrassed) belts, etc. then a walk though scanner like at the airport. Police watched us all like we where going to steal a display that were all under thick glass bolted to the floor and with cameras...

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4 Rolling Stones

May 2, 2019 - Denver

Heading north to Denver...hoping it is a lot warmer. Long roads nothing to see at all. Found a very nice campsite, close to everything. You are shooting in the dark when you pick a site on the web and send a deposit.Lazy day Barney’s son took us out to eat then to the movie, Avengers the Endgame......

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4 Rolling Stones

Nov 2, 2018 - Flat farmland, more flat farmland and then the Rockies

We've had two more good days of driving, through lots of flat farmland. Iowa ended in rolling hills, but these flattened out again as we hit Nebraska. Lots of smaller herds became really large herds of Angus (black) cows, with one of Holsteins (black & white), and a Limousin or Simmental (brown) - at least that's the kinds we think they are (thank you Google). A lot of them were wandering in harvested corn fields, and these are now huge fields, really huge. The first day, mostly in Nebraska was an easy day, with Interstate 80 mostly...

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Winter In Phoenix

Oct 11, 2018 - Hays, KS to Denver, CO

Is 38 degrees and somewhat clear when we left at 9:00. However, it soon turned foggy, and there was a light mist. Not much to see but couldn’t see anyway! Arrived at RiNo (Denver) about 2:30 (we gained an hour) and put in a last load of wash for this trip! Josh joined us shortly. The heater would not come on but after an hour or so Josh managed to reset the thermostat. He is batching it this week as Melissa is with her folks in SF who are there for a business conference. We did Indian take out from Little India which was tasty. Tomorrow is...

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Aug 21, 2018 - Buffalo Bill & Red Rocks

Took a leisurely start to the day by kicking my feet up on AC unit,leaning back in my chair, and watching the world go by out the window while having my morning coffee. First up for the day was a trip to the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave on Lookout Mountain arriving at 10. Checked out the grave site and views from the observation area before heading into the museum. There was a short video w/ original footage of his shows. The displays included a chronological discussion, w/ artifacts, of Buffalo Bill's life as well as presentations related...

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Aug 20, 2018 - A Capitol Day

Since the U.S. Mint tour was off the table, the main event of the day was a tour of the Colorado state capitol. Riggs, our volunteer guide, was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He spent quite a bit of time discussing how most of materials for construction of the capitol were from Colorado. The dome of the capitol has a gold plating, however it actually only amounts to about 65 oz of gold. He also explained how by law the legislature can only be in session 120 per year and a legislator is limited to 8 years in office. Perhaps...

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