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Colorado Road Trips

Colorado Road Trips

To Ouray and Back

I picked up the wooden block.  No key.  I looked all around the floor, thinking perhaps it had slid off.  The floor was covered with dead bugs and spider webs, but there was no key.  Now what? I had been so excited for this trip.  Nestled in a valley among…

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Colorado Road Trips

Independence Pass

Providing the right music for our scenic drive, Bryon linked his iTunes to the car stereo.  Soon, the twanging of the guitar was accompanied by those famous words: Now he walks in quiet solitude the forest and the streams Seeking grace in every step he takes His sight has turned…

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Colorado’s Ugly History

Camp Amache.  If I didn’t know better, I would have thought it was the name of some long forgotten Native American village.  Instead, it is a symbol of one of the uglier sides of American history. Our local public radio has been broadcasting a series called Order 9066. By signing Order…

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Colorado Road Trips

A frosty night in a yurt

Closed.   The sign in the window of the Ace Hardware store said it all.  They were closed for the night.  That was our last option, our last chance to purchase a portable heater so I would not endure another torturous night of freezing to death. We’d tried the other stores…

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