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Day 275

After the Sand Dunes we turned to Antonito, CO, and the road to Chama, NM, where we were to catch the Galloping Goose the next day.

The last time I came through here, ten or 15 years ago, it was only a week later, the all of the hills were golden.

One more photo before we cross Cumbres Pass.

~Curtis in Colorado! {!-{>

Day 274

The Galloping Guise Adventure!

After leaving the small town where we dined on great mexican cuisine, we headed south. I never figured out why they cut through this rocky hill, rather than just going around it…

The sky was cloudless, if you ignore the contrails. That tan stripe at the bottom of the mountains is our destination.

That is the Great Sand Dune National Park. Friend Walter walked out a ways to see if he could find a nice photo.

Due to a quirk in the way the wind blows around the mountains here, there is a seven mile long sand dune over a thousand feet high. In the middle of Colorado.

And walked…

…and walked…

Some people bring bikes to ride out on the sand. It wasn’t allowed while we were there.

While we justly concentrate on the Lewis and Clark Expedition here in Montana, there were other explorers at the same time.

Here is a view from up on one of the neighboring mountains.

An interestingly broken rock in the parking lot.

Lastly are a pair of panoramas of the Sand Dune. The first one is taken on my iPhone on the panorama setting.

This second one is taken on my Canon M2 camera using a 10 to 18mm zoom lens at 10mm.

~Curtis in Colorado! {!-{>

Day 273

The Galloping Guise Adventure!

On Day 2 we left Denver and headed up to Georgetown, with the rising sun in our rearview mirrors..

There is actually a small steam train on the famous “Georgetown Loop” there, but we were too early, and took the road over the pass behind the town.

The pass, Guanella Pass, is 11,669 feet high…more than a mile higher than Denver, which is exactly a mile high!

The trees were starting to show some fall color in the very high country, but we were a week or two too early for a great show.

This broad valley is kind of neat…it is at 9,500 feet in elevation.

We had a wonderful lunch in a great little mexican place next to the gas station.

What’s to come…

~Curtis in Colorado! {!-{>

Special Edition!

Announcing the much expected arrival of the Dailylife Granddaughter #2 (DGD#2) at 4:03pm today:

Skeeter!

“Oh boy….”

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

(Actually I am still in Arizona…)

Day 272

The Start of the Galloping Guise Adventure!

Friend Walter and I got up at Oh Dark Thirty to drive to Denver for our first day on the road.

The a whole lot of nothing (errr…Wyoming…) until we reach: Cinzetti’s Italian Market Restaurant in Northglenn, Colorado. Buffet style Italian. Delicious!

Then lots of traffic until we can find our motel for the night.

~Curtis in Colorado! {!-{>

Day 271

My long awaited camper trailer…that is getting a coat of green paint and removed from the trailer to be put in the back of the truck. It is a much better trailer than truck camper…

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 270

A hitchhiker.

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 269

Spooky doings in September…a lantern behind the tarp over the cargo on the return from Seattle and Ireland.


Sunset in the mirror.

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 268

Grandson Lugnut is learning to cook his own breakfast, a much needed skill.

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 267

Teaser #2!

~Curtis in New Mexico!!! {!-{>