Monthly Archive: January 2016

Jan 27

Beavers Bend: Oklahoma State Park

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Beavers Bend is THE family outdoor destination in southeastern Oklahoma.  Located alongside Broken Bow Lake, Beavers Bend has just about all a person needs to get away from the rat race.  Time was in a ‘no passing zone’ once we were in the park.  There was just something about the place that made it very easy …

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Jan 26

Ute Garden Trail: Colorado National Monument.

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Ute Garden Trail is a family friendly trail that has two things going for it.  First, and most important, it has an incredible view of Ute Canyon.  Second, Ute Garden Trail showcases a lot of the vegetation that is located in Colorado National Monument.  Go for the view. Like many of the spots on the park road …

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Jan 21

Coke Ovens Trail: Colorado National Monument

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Coke Ovens Trail, a short hike with great views of the red-rock landscape of Colorado.  Colorado National Monument seems a little out of place in pantheon of Colorado scenery. No majestic mountains, no groves of aspens, or roaring water.  The monument would seem more at home in Colorado’s neighbor to the west.  Miles of trails …

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Jan 13

Rim Rock Drive: Colorado National Monument

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Rim Rock Drive, the park road in Colorado National Monument, is one of the most scenic drives that I have been on.  Just 23 miles long.  Rim Rock Road is short and oh so sweet.  There is just something about the crisp blue western sky painted above the sweet red rocks below that gets me …

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Jan 10

Dinosaur Journey Museum

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Looks can be deceiving.  Looking at the Dinosaur Journey Museum I thought of a small warehouse, and if it was not for my daughter’s love of dinosaurs we would have skipped this one.  Glad that went ahead and visited.  It is a smaller dinosaur museum, but the exhibits were well done.  The Dinosaur Journey Museum …

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Jan 07

Allen Unique Autos

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We came across Allen Unique Autos looking for place to stop between our hotel and the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens.  Our 3-year-old gets car sick in little as 25 minutes of driving.  Solution… Dramamine. Problem, we do not like to give it to her all the time.  She gets either groggy, cranky, or hyped up.  …

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Jan 05

Top 10 Albuquerque

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ABQ a city that we have visited many times as we have trekked out west.  It is fun a city, lots to see and do.  We enjoy Albuquerque probably more than we should.  One reason might be due to the fact there is not whole bunch of things to see on the way there. Western …

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Jan 03

Vietnam War Memorial: Colorado

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Strong, poignant, oddly located, the Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial is a nice monument to those that served in the war.  Located in in the back of the Colorado Welcome Center, it is a small memorial.  Just off of the interstate.  Though small in stature the Vietnam War Memorial does send a powerful message in …

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Jan 01

Sunrise at Colorado National Monument

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A few years ago you could not have paid me enough to get up to catch sunrise during a vacation.  Now I look forward to it.  Well, at least one special spot on each trip.  I am not that crazy it is called a vacation for a reason.   On this particular trip I decided it …

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