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Traveling with Jim and Elaine - Our 2007 Colorado Adventure










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Colorado 2007

Heading Out

Our departure date was Wednesday, June 13.  We arrived in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, June 15. Visited with our daughter till Sunday, June 17 and then headed out for Colorado about 1:00 P.M.

Cleaning up our Lot

We arrived in Colorado on Monday, June 18 at 3:00 P.M.  After we got settled, Jim began cleaning the lot and hauling away the dead wood to the park's burn pile.

Wildflowers

Everyday the meadows change colors and varieties with many beautiful wildflowers.

Wildlife in the Park

We saw elk, deer, porcupine, wolf, wild turkey, beaver and other little critters. Bears were abundant in the Park this year, but we did not see any, although some of our neighbors had numerous visits from the furry creatures.

Views in the Park

With 125 miles of dirt roads in the Park, we rode around a lot in our Jeep checking out various areas of the park and met some very nice neighbors.

Rio Grande Railroad

Since the San Luis & Rio Grande tourist steam train passes right by our property, we had many opportunities to take photos of the train and also got to ride it from the Park to La Veta and back.
CLICK HERE for a slideshow of many of the train photos.
CLICK HERE for a movie of the train as it passed our property on a special professional photography tour (5MB).

Heading Home

Alas, due to Elaine's health problems we were not able to stay as long as we had intended and had to head for home in mid July.  We decided to take U.S. Route 50 back instead of the interstate and would take this route again.  We did take a few photos in Dodge City, Kansas. NOTE: Jim may be heading back out in September with his tractor/backhoe to finished cleaning the lot and check on getting a septic system in. Stay tuned for updates!

Back in the park

Jim did head back to Colorado in early September and did not take the tractor, but wishes he had. The people who put in septic systems were all booked up for the remainder of the building season, which ends with the first snowfall.

Cleaning the lot

Jim got the lot cleaned up and got to enjoy all of the beautiful fall colors.

Headed for home

Jim packed up and headed for home in mid October just 3 days before the first snowfall.

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10/26/2016