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Category: Colorado

Colorado – Fall in Breck

This fall we made our recuring fall migration to the Rocky Mountains and the yellow aspens of Breckenridge.  Counting backwards it was our 5th visit to Breckenridge, one of our favorite places, especially in the fall.   With its crisp fall mountain air, Breckenridge is our break from the heat of the desert and gives us

Breck: Second Half

As I sit here in the warm comfort of my home, I realized we had not closed out our visit to Breckenridge.  During our last few days there, the weather was starting to turn “wintery” and we had to make a hasty exit to avoid the incoming 10 inches of snow and sub-freezing temperatures that

The Road to Breck

The weekend started with a cool sunny day in Estes park, but the forecast called for rain late morning and on through the day and it was move day for us.  Our adventures in Estes Park had run out and it was time to pack-up, unhook and take to the road before the rain started.

Rocky Mountain N.P.: Part 2

After two full and fun days of exploring the wonders of RMNP, we thought it might be time to take a pause and see what all the community of Estes Park has to offer.  Like any other town located just outside the gates of a national park, Estes Park is a tourist town.  There are

An Unplanned Diversion: Fort Collins

Well, with our weather-induced detour and staying south, we were able to move our Rocky Mountain National Park reservations to the 18th, but that still left us with two days we needed to fill before we could arrive.  Here we were, on a Saturday morning trying to find a spot for Saturday and Sunday nights.

A Change of Plans

Well this week started our annual fall pilgrimage to cooler climates as a relief from the hot summer and also in search of the turning colors of fall.  For this year, we planned a three week-long trip.  First out to Yellowstone, then down to Rocky Mountain National Park, and closing out with a stop at