Sunday, June 24, 2012

Colorado State Chili Cookoff in Grand Lake, CO


This was our 2nd time at the Chili Cook off and was entertaining as ever with music, vendors and lots of Chili tasting!

Two Chili Cook Off couples were parked close to us at Elk Creek Campground..Rick and Karen Thomas from Alto, NM and Doug and Carolyn Seelig from Fredericksburg, TX gave us interesting insights into the competition.

Wayne and Genee Jolliffe from Tucson, AZ, told us about their CHILI cooking adventures!

 The fireworks lady was busy collecting money for the 4th of July celebration, but the very dry weather conditions may cause the fire works to be canceled this year.
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Grand Lake, Colorado Scenes

A beautiful Saturday afternoon in Grand Lake.  The temperatures in Denver area where hitting 104, but in the mountains the temps were  comfortable in the mid 80s

Historic Grand Lake Lodge has reopened and has cabins to rent and restaurant to enjoy the lake views from.

The Kauffman House was originally one of the first hotels in the area.

There were a lot of folks enjoying the boardwalk and beach area along the edge of Grand Lake.
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Colby and Joe at Sea

Colby and Joe head out for a week of cruising. Their ports of call are Puerto Rico and St Thomas.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Elk Creek Campground Neighbors Grand Lake, CO

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I-70 to Silverthorne, CO then on to Grand Lake, CO

Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel west of Denver on I70
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Dakota Ridge Campground Golden, CO

We stayed at Dakota Ridge CG, right outside Denver, while we visited our Colorado family...daughter, Kari, Jan's sister Jean and our brother-in-law Gerry. 
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Russel Stover Candies, Abilene, KS


This is the main Russell Stove factory and factory store. A shopping stop makes a nice break as you travel across KS on I70 
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Road Damage

Carter and Sharon were our neighbors at the Cottonwood CG in Columbia, MO.  They had run into a problem trying to enter a gas station when Carter swerved to avoid a car....the rocks on the side of the road won!!
Posted by PicasaAll the storage bins on the passenger side of their MH were damaged and the door were being held on by Duck Tape

On the Road Again...TN to St Louis


Our campsite at Long Branch Corp of Engineer CG.  The COE CG is only about 3 miles off  I40 east of Nashville and a good first day out stop.
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