Sunday, September 28, 2008

Creede, CO Memorial Park

On a bike ride into downtown Creede we spotted this very respectful and moving salute to our Veterans. Most noteworthy was the recognition given to the US Merchant Marines. This caught our eye since our son Cameron is a graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy and served his country as a Merchant Marine. Thank You Creede.
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Mountain Views RV Resort

The trout were large and biting on the Rio Grande River here in Creede, Colorado. We caught these 12" browns just below where you see the motorhomes parked. Even caught one 18 inch brown but he went back to the river to winter over.
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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Creede, CO Fall Colors





We are in this area just at the right time for the Fall Colors. All the locals say the colors are at their peak.
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Abandon Silver Mine


Creede, CO was part of the 1890's silver and gold rush. Now the small town is mainly a tourist town.
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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Rio Grande River @ Creede, CO

Five miles out of Creede we found a fishing and photo spot along the Rio Grande River. As you can see from the picture the fall colors in this area are at their peak and the fishing wasn't too bad also.
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Creede Mining Museum

Made a short visit to the Creede Mining Museum and took five to catch up on the news inside one of the mining cars. There is talk that because of the price of gold and silver, some of the mines in this area will try and reopen but for now, the only industry in Creede is tourism.
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Garden of the Gods





Some scenes from Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods. This is run by the city of Colorado Springs and is free. Lots of different rock formations, colors and some unique balancing acts - ie note the balancing rock with the roadway going between the rock formation.
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Cripple Creek. CO


Main street, Cripple Creek, Colorado. Now the main industry in this Colorado town is gambling and tourism. Still a nice place to visit.
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Road to Cripple Creek, CO


We saw some nice fall colors - aspens turning yellow - enroute to Cripple Creek. The entire northern colorado region is putting on a fall spectacular.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Dinner with Grandma Whitcomb


Family and friends came from Tennessee, Honduras, Texas and places unknown to have dinner at the chinese restaurant in Boulder, Colorado with Grandma Whitcomb. Everyone had a great time. Front Row(L-R) Ted, Jan,Grandma Nell, Gerry, Jean;
Read Row (L-R) Colby, Michael, Caleb, Kari, Sarah & Lindy.
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Haircut Time on the Road


Our multitalented daughter Kari gives Jan a much needed haircut at the Leverentz backyard estate.
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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Grand Lake Visitors


Had great time during visit by Grandma Whitcomb, Gerry & Jean and Colby on our last weekend at Elk Creek Campground in Grand Lake, CO.
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