Bears, bears, bears …..

In one of our recent posts about the National Parks, we wrote about how different the parks were in what they offered the visitor. There is however, one thing all the parks along the length of the Rocky Mountains have in common and that’s bears! One could be excused for thinking that the Rocky Mountain... Continue Reading →

Dinosaur National Monument

Our next destination was Dinosaur National Monument which is a huge area of protected land which straddles the Colorado Utah border. 'National Monument' and 'National Park' seem to be interchangeable terms for the same thing and our information told us that the Colorado side had the beautiful scenery and the Utah side had the bones!... Continue Reading →

Rocky Mountains National Park

With a rough plan of visiting the National and State Parks along the route north to Canada, we left Colorado Springs and headed for Rocky Mountain National Park. Staying off the Interstate, we passed to the west of Denver and slowly climbed, passing through some heavy hail storms and beautiful country side. Keeping in mind... Continue Reading →

Colorado Springs

We took the road east towards Colorado Springs visiting Stewart’s sister Marian and her husband Jim. This was a lovely family week, just relaxing at home, chatting and catching up with J and M’s adult ‘kids’, Anita and Mark. Troopy had a ‘sleepover’ at the mechanics for some timely maintenance while we rested and his... Continue Reading →

New Mexico & Southern Colorado

It was hot and windy as we drove to the border crossing at Santa Theresa, about 25 kms to the west of Ciudad Juarez. On advice from other travellers, we avoided the main crossing ‘The Bridge of the Americas’ at Ciudad Juarez as apparently the wait time was shocking. Our crossing was uneventful and after... Continue Reading →

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