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BCV: All Aboard! ?>

BCV: All Aboard!

As we worked our way south through Colorado toward our cabin in New Mexico, I was thinking about detouring over to Durango to ride the Durango & Silvertion narrow gauge railroad. Rather than go that far out of our way, I decided to settle for the Cumbres & Toltec railroad from Antonito, CO to Chama, NM, which was on our route. When I mentioned the train ride, Pamala’s response was “And you want to do this why?”. To which I…

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BCV: Rocky Mountain National Park ?>

BCV: Rocky Mountain National Park

I stifled a moan when Jim suggested going to Rocky Mountain National Park.  My immediate response was how many tree-covered mountains must we see? Were Denali, Glacier, and Yellowstone not representative enough?  I love nature and enjoyed visiting the National Parks we patronized very much, but did not feel Rocky Mountain would be different enough from the others to warrant the time and expense of going there.  Yet because Rocky Mountain was on Jim’s list for this trip, I acquiesced….

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BCV: The Honeymoon is Over ?>

BCV: The Honeymoon is Over

I believe a marriage can have multiple honeymoon phases, regardless of the length of the marriage. The actuality of this long, anticipated trip served to reignite those “just married” emotions for us. However, after three months on the road, I believe the honeymoon is over due to the following scenario: We were driving to Antonito, Colorado when we saw the Great Sand Dunes National Park sign. Our atlas stated that it is the youngest National Park in the U.S., decreed by Congress in…

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Colorado: Rollins and Independence Passes ?>

Colorado: Rollins and Independence Passes

Heading out of Boulder into the mountains I found a trail over the continental divide. While on Rollins Pass, one of the first over the divide, I busted a shock. Not sure how I did it since the trails is easy. Ending my offroading adventure I headed back to the pavement cutting my Colorado trip short. Driving on the pavement the rest of the way I headed south to Independence Pass. Climbing the hill brought more problems. Apparently my leaking…

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