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Manitou Springs, CO – April 2016

It was a long drive from Dodge City to Manitou Springs, but pleasant to see the terrain change from flat grasslands to Rocky Mountain foothills.  We were headed for Pikes Peak RV Park in downtown Manitou Springs.  As with many … Continue reading

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The Blue Mesa of Colorado, April 2016

When we left Manitou Springs on Thursday, April 21st, we were at about 6,500 feet above sea level.  As we drove west through the Monarch Pass we climbed to 11, 312 feet and crossed the Continental Divide into the western … Continue reading

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Hiking the Mountains to Sea Trail

I love to hike. While we live in a fifth wheel trailer full time, I don’t consider that camping. Backpacking – carrying everything you need on your back is my idea of a good time. I know that sounds odd … Continue reading

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Family Reunion and Heading South – September 2015

Summer is our prime time for seeing family and friends from Michigan. Pat’s brother, Geri, had been talking about having a Smith Family Reunion for quite awhile and decided this was the year to do it. He was building a … Continue reading

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Sedona & Tempe, AZ – November 2014

Over the years we had heard countless people talk about Sedona and what a wonderful place it is to visit. This seemed the perfect time to check it out. We had several campgrounds to choose from in the Flagstaff area … Continue reading

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Las Vegas – October 2014

Our primary purpose for stopping in Las Vegas was to see some friends we made while on the caravan to Alaska. We stayed at the Desert Eagle RV Park – the MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) campground at Nellis AFB. … Continue reading

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The Canadian Rockies – June 2014

After a trouble-free drive, we arrived at the Mountain Tunnel Campground in Banff National Forest in the mid-afternoon. After setting up, we drove into town to check out the Visitor Centre. It was a drizzly day and we decided to … Continue reading

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