Posts From CO


A day in Boulder (St Vrain SP, CO)

Journal entry for Sunday 16th Oct, 2016 (day 83, miles 9493)

We made an early start this morning in order to cover the distance to Boulder by lunch time. We had arranged to meet up with some friends of ours (John and Ursula) who are now living in Bolder. We last met up with these guys in Munich in early 2014. We had a nice visit and were particularly interested to hear why they chose Boulder as there retirement location.

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A visit with the Earthroamer guys (Limon, CO)

Journal entry for Monday 17th Oct, 2016 (day 84, miles 9749)

We spent most of the morning at the Earthroamer factory in Dacono CO. After the usual greetings I spent an hour or so with Spenser (ER's head of all things technical) and got a some good insight into some maintenance things I have to do on the camper (like adjust the door, and replace the town water valve). We met a few of the customers that were dropping off or picking up vehicles and at the last we had a good catch-up chat with Bill Swails including a look at the (in progress) build of an Earthroamer on a Ford 750 chassis - sorry no photos allowed - not surprisingly.

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A visit with Rob (Rio Grande, CO)

Journal entry for Tuesday 18th Oct, 2016 (day 85, miles 9902)

We got an early start this morning from Limon in order to make our way to La Junta CO where we had arranged to spend a few hours and have lunch with our friend Rob Pickering of Terry Lee Enterprises and renowned Unimog fixer and finder. We had a great visit catching up with developments in Rob's life and business.

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A walk in the hoodoos (Bisti Badland, CO)

Journal entry for Wednesday 19th Oct, 2016 (day 86, miles 9150)

Today was another longer day of driving than we prefer but there was a goal and it was the Bisti Badlands also known as De-Na-Zin. Nina heard about this area of hoodoos and weird rock structures at this years Overland Expo West and was determined to visit and take photos. So mid afternoon we found ourselves heading south on 371, south of Farmington NM looking for the turn east that would take us to the first of the access areas. Once in the parking lot we set off on a hike of a couple of hours east into the heart of the "badlands".

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Los Alamos, Bradbury Museum (Roadside stop near Santa Fe, CO)

Journal entry for Thursday 20th Oct, 2016 (day 87, miles 10340)

This morning brought another hike to explore the badlands, however this time we went rugged up as the morning temperature was 32°F. We spent another couple of hours this time walking across the plateau of the badlands to a couple of lookouts. After our walk, and over breakfast, we decided to devote the remainder of the day to visiting Los Alamos and its Science Museum.

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Into Colorado (Strasburg KOA, CO)

Journal entry for Saturday 20th Oct, 2018 (day 23, miles 2862)

Before getting underway this morning we could not resist a few more photos of our pleasant camping spot. Then it was "onward" with the plan of getting to the Denver area so that we would be within easy driving distance of La Junta for tomorrow. Along the way we made an extended stop at the Wyoming Visitor Center just before the Colorado border. Quite an impressive building and facilities.

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Ready for a week of truck work (La Junta, CO)

Journal entry for Sunday 21st Oct, 2018 (day 24, miles 3014)

We spent the day making our way to La Junta, a long run east along I70 and then at the town of Limon south on state route 71. The run south along 71 was notable for the dryness of the country side. We would later hear that moisture (rain or snow) has been scarce in this part of the country for over a year. AS you can see from the photos we are in grain growing country.

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A week of maintenance and repairs (La Junta, CO)

Journal entry for Friday 26th Oct, 2018 (day 29, miles 3014)

Late today, Friday, all the work was done and our "week of truck stuff" came to an end. Compared to the last time we were here in 2014 Rob's business seems much busier (which is good) with a number of other customers or at least customer vehicles requiring attention.

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