Category Archives: Road Trips

Weekend Trip

Sally and I decided to get away for a few days and explore a part of Colorado we hadn’t yet seen. After stopping at the local Panera for bagels, we drove south on I-25 to Walsenburg. The tire light on … Continue reading

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Berthoud Pass

We woke up to a steady rain on Saturday morning. After breakfast in the hotel in Winter Park, we headed south. We could see high mountains covered with snow in the distance. As the road climbed, the rain turned to … Continue reading

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Pikes Peak — Coming Down

We stayed up top for maybe 45 minutes. Clouds were moving in fast and it looked like it might storm, but rain didn’t materialize until evening.   We stopped at an overlook for a few minutes.   Tim calls the … Continue reading

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Independence Pass

Route 82 east of Aspen is a narrow blacktop that winds up into the mountains along the Roaring Fork River. In places, the river and canyon walls squeeze the road down to a lane and a half. Every place that … Continue reading

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Phantom Canyon Road

I drove Phantom Canyon Road on a Wednesday morning back in May, 2012. In 4½ hours on that trip, I saw maybe 15 cars. I wanted Sally to see it, so we drove it again on Memorial Day Sunday. This … Continue reading

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Adventures in Kansas

We set off from Colorado Springs on a Tuesday after work, headed for our annual Spring break camping trip in Arkansas. We made it through the flats of eastern Colorado with no more adventure than spilling a large glob of … Continue reading

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Skyline Drive

In 1906, the Cañon City government offered inmates in the local prison a reduced sentence if they agreed to build a road along the spine of a hogback ridge west of town. It was open to horse and buggies at … Continue reading

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Wandering

Nate, Karen, Sally and I took off on a chilly Saturday morning (after a stop at Horseshoe Donuts for breakfast) to explore. Our only set destination was Bishop’s Castle, an hour and a half south of Colorado Springs. We ended … Continue reading

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Westering

Nate and Karen helped us tremendously by driving the van to Colorado. They couldn’t leave until noon on Thursday, so Sal and I had a couple hours to kill. We went to Panera in Fox River Grove for breakfast, but … Continue reading

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Southeastern Illinois

I planned an Option A and an Option B for this afternoon. If the weather was nice, we would visit Garden of the Gods in the Shawnee National Forest and do some hiking. The weather was not nice. We went … Continue reading

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