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Park County

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  • Day4

    Boxing Day road trip to Alma

    December 26, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ -8 °C

    Today we leave Aspen and head off to Alma about 3.5 hours drive away.

    Why Alma you might say. Well its cheaper than Aspen and I found a lovely quintessential colorado log home to stay in with gorgeous views.

    Its also only 30 minutes from Breckenridge which is meant to be one of Colorado's most christmassy towns.

    The drive took longer than google said but its a nice drive and we stopped in one of the impressive Colorado reststops for lunch. They are huge and have clean large restrooms and often a park with benches.

    We arrived at night and were greeted by our lovely hosts Sandy and Ernie. They are retired teachers and built this home as a bed and breakfast about 12 years ago. Its actually on the market as they plan to really retire to Phoenix in the winter and Colarado Springs in the summer.

    They have thought of everything. There are snacks, use of a fridge and microwave and every toiletry you could imagine. A fabulous breakfast is provided and if you need anything Sandy and Ernie are more than happy to arrange it.

    All the rooms have fireplaces and are very cosy and our room has a spectacular view.

    Plus the christmas decorations are full on!! I have never seen anything like it. Its like staying in a hallmark movie. Our room had so many I had to have some removed to fit in our luggage.

    So we have three nights here to relax.
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  • Day28

    Day 22 comments

    July 5, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

    Long day today and all my fault.

    Followed a wonderful bike path all the way through Frisco to Breckenridge. At places the bike path had speed limits for bikes. In Breckenridge had brakes adjusted and went to Subway, I then got caught up in a 4th July parade.

    Rode up boreas pass then realised backpack was still in Subway. Wasted 3 hours and a lot of m climbing....

    Got to Harttsel just before 8 got into the pizza shop as they were closing but they served me, small town hospitality at its best. They basically sold me everything ay half price. I had coleslaw, water, 6 hotdogs and 2 diet Pepsi for $20. I'll be taking 4 hotdogs for the road.

    Camped out behind the Saloon and café.
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  • Day79

    Boondocking at Kenosha Pass, CO

    August 17, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Heading back towards Denver we found this turnout at the top of the Kenosha Pass (10,000') and as the Colorado Trail (500 miles of hiking) crossed here we decided to go for a hike and stay overnight. The trail winds up gently through cottonwoods and pine forest to a summit overlooking high plains. The smell of the pine sap reminds us of some of the forests in Scotland. You feel like you're being watched as the notches in the cottonwoods look like eyes. All along the trail are shelters (Ray Mears style). Wildlife sightings, a few squirrels, chipmunks, birds and lots of wildflowers.Read more

  • Day75

    Highway 24 to Buena Vista, CO

    August 13, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Amazing scenic road climbing up and down through canyons and over passes, the view as we left the Pike National Forest was stunning over the flat high plain to The Collegiate Peaks of the Sawatch Range in The Rocky Mountains. Spending a few days at Snowy Peaks RV Park exploring.Read more

  • Day16

    American Graffiti

    October 23, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 6 °C

    A small collection of some of the treasures you find along the road with the exception of the ad in a local paper. Photo number four is of a classic column called “CRIME OF THE WEEK” and if it’s hard to read it describes the theft of seven guns and a TV Set. The guns sound a little pedestrian till you get to the .44 Magnum and the AK47 built from a kit.

    An AK47 kit, where do you get one of those from? I know what I’m asking Santa for next Christmas.
    Trouble is how do you tell Santa you’ve been good and ask for an AK47 in the same breath, you can be sure you wouldn’t get anything next Christmas.

    Thats what great about traveling in the US you really know that you’re in the USA, there is no doubt about it like say travelling in the tropics because the coconut tree your sitting under could be on any tropical island any where and Margaritas taste the same the world over.

    Along the backroads, away from all the rich fancy pants areas, which is probably the majority of the country, it seems most peoples vehicles are worth more than their homes.
    That not hard because reading more adds from that local paper one says “For Sale 2 Acres. $200 down and $200 a month for 2 years”. Another one reads “Priced Reduced. Land and Home. Immaculate two bedroom, two bath. Laminate wood floors, fenced, half irrigated acre lot. Large shed. $49,900”.

    These ads are getting better, I just spotted one for a Mustang LX 5.0 Convertible for $4000.
    So the idea now is, convert all our overpriced Australian properties into US ones, create a property empire, stick a fat cigar in your mouth and drive round like a ponce in your Mustang Convertible.

    I was lucky to find my $4000 Mustang because the reason why vehicles cost more than property is.
    We have just driven up from Arizona through Utah to Colorado, then on into Wyoming and over ninety percent of the vehicles on the roads are nearly new Dodges, Fords or Chevrolet pick ups all worth well over $50,000, there were very few normal cars on these byways at all.

    You spot them too from the road, gleaming and garaged, if they could afford a garage, alongside some decrepit hovel with about twenty other antecedents out the back amongst tons of other rubbish so the contrast is dramatic, the vehicle seems like the only thing clean and cared for.

    Getting little away from the US, this would be politically as well, another ad I spotted reads: “35 Miles West Of Cuba, 600+ acres bordering BLM (whatever that is), public water and wells, electricity, fenced (what all 600 acres fenced) 5000’ two story cinder block building with bathrooms and a kitchen. LETS TALK 505-258-7894”

    Now we’ve included the phone number so if any of you want to get in on this action. We’ve all ready got the trailer park market tied up here though would consider a partnership as this spot has tax haven written all over it.
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  • Day169

    Pikes Peak Sunset

    June 7, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Von der Sonne ☀️ bestrahlt 😁

    In der Mitte des Bildes kann man den Pikes Peak ⛰ erkennen, um diesen bin ich heute Abend einmal herum gefahren, über Hartsel.

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  • Day169

    Solo Runde durch die Rockys nach Hartsel

    June 7, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Schön einsam hier 👍👍 oben.

    Nachdem ich von der 50er auf die 9er abgebogen bin war ich 1 1/2 h ang allein unterwegs. Bis ich dann im Hardsel wieder auf Menschen gestoßen bin.

  • Day3

    Horseback riding at Castle Cliff Farms

    August 9, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Cousins Sarah and Paige Gray took Maddie and Gordie out horseback riding! Sarah was on her horse Quinn and Paige let Maddie and Gordie ride her horse Winnie the Pooh. M&G even got Winnie to trot! Gotta have the perfect Colorado experience! Thank you, Paige and Sarah and Aunt Karen for sharing your horses with us!!!Read more

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