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Old 06-28-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Great pics I bet you are really having fun "showing" off your new state Nobody has to teach you on how to enjoy life.
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Today I took the relatives to the top of Grand Mesa. It was fun watching them get all light headed and dizzy from being at nearly 11,000 feet. It was 66 degrees up there too. Still snow on the ground, was told by a ranger they got 40 feet of snow this winter. There was so much snow it bent the snow markers along the highway. AND while I was there the lakes were being stocked with trout, and I was given a list of which lakes and how many pounds of trout in each one. Guess where I'm heading tomorrow?

Lake near the visitor center


Road with snow on edges

Delta Mesa County line

Watch for falling trucks

Cabin in the woods...available for $175 a night...

Waiting on tourists
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:00 PM
 
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jim9251 wrote:
The area around Crawford-Hotchkiss-Paonia is some of the most beautiful country I've seen.
Agreed! IMO, this area is the most scenic part of Colorado.
We did a drive around there way back in the mid '90s....I agree, and hope it hasn't changed too much there since then.....
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Well today I've been retired for 2 years, it's payday and I got my cost of living raise. Heading to go fishing. Not bad...not bad at all.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:57 PM
 
Location: New England
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Jim,

I have followed both of your threads, start to finish, since you started at retirement. I think this is my first post (proverbial lurker, not a writer). I am very glad that you are enjoying your retirement in Colorado. It is a truly beautiful state. My wife and I vacationed in 2007 for 9 days doing the railroad tourist thing, I am a narrow gauge railroad buff. We liked Silverton and Ouray the best, could have stayed a week in Ouray alone hanging out. Also... thanks for your service as a police officer, public servants are very under-appreciated. (I am a firefighter).
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Today took my big sister and nieces and other relatives to Paonia Cherry Days. It was nice there, no cherrys at all which I thought odd. No cherry pie, no cherries for sale, no cherry pit spitting contest. Nice crowd for a Sunday I thought. I always liked Paonia, neat town with an interesting mix of coal miners, ranchers, farmers, retirees and hippies.

Paonia town park


mmmmm junk food

Carnival

Folks enjoying the day

Riding a Ferris Wheel in a rainstorm...fun
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Well it seems all of my family members have decided to invade...er visit... this month. It's been fun taking them up to the high country and watching them get dizzy and scared from driving the mountain passes. The last of the family is here this week so I've put up the NO VACANCY sign for the rest of the summer. Heading to Redstone today, then Ouray and heheheh Red Mountain Pass tomorrow morning to show a visiting nephew and his wife some of the sights. The hot muggy air and storms is wearing thin on me, but we need the rain so I tolerate it.

Here's Delta Colorado at sunset



Storms building over the Grand Mesa from Confluence Park

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Old 07-13-2011, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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Breathtaking!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Just got back from the day around McClure Pass, Marble, Redstone. I've been to Marble so many times this month with relatives people who live there know me by name. A very pleasant sunny no monsoon day. My visiting relatives got a little lightheaded and had a hard time keeping up with my running around. Tomorrow Ouray and Red Mountain! Heheheheh.

No summer trip is complete in Colorado without this:


Marble Community Church


Redstone Colorado

Crystal River Redstone Colorado

Still snow in the mountains
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:41 AM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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Niiiice Jim!!
You sure do get around...how fun looking at your pics!
Ouray is my favorite...I can't wait to hear about what your relatives think about it!! Are you going to take them on the "drive" up Yankee Boy Basin?? Have fun!!!
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