Monday, October 19, 2009

Gallup to Winslow to Meteor Crater















































Mike, I and Martybear have been traveling as much of Route 66, as is possible to drive. We started in Gallup NM, where we had a great lunch at the El Rancho Hotel, one of the old landmarks of the Southwest. Next stop was at the Wigwam Motel, anybody up to sleeping in a wigam..:)It is located in Holbrook, AZ and is another landmark of what made Route 66 the drive it once was. Winslow, what can one say, you must "stand on the corner". What a sight to see..LOL..Winslow is also the home to the last Fred Harvey Hotel, La Posada. It was THE STOP, along the Santa Fe Railway. It is a beautiful old hotel, and we had lunch there also. You could almost see the travelers, getting off the train, with their trunks and porters..as they strolled into the hotel. (ok I have a vivid imagination!!!). We drove through the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert on our way to Meteor Crater, an absolutely awesome stop.
Marty really loved the stop..and of course had a great photo-op. Our next stop was Meteor Crater.Ah you say" what's so great about a big hole"...well, it is fascinating that something "that big" actually hit earth 50,000 years ago!!!!! From there we are heading to Sedona and onto the Grand Canyon..
From the road,
Jan and Mike


























































Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Gouldings Trading Post, Monument Valley
















Moab Utah
















Telluride, CO











Mesa Verde and The Four Corner's






















Dolores River RV Park





























Dolores Colorado and beyond

We have spent the last 4 months workamping at Dolores River Rv Park, and have not been able to post to our Blog. So now that we are able to get strong wi-fi signal, I am attempting to update everyone. Mike and I traveled to Utah, New Mexico, and much of Southwest Colorado. It has been an interesting summer, enjoyable and alot of work. e met some great folks along the way. and celebrated Rosh Hashana with friends at the CG. To make this easier, I am going to load the many pictures we took under separate sections..that of course is because I'm not as blogger savvy as I'd like to be..:)
Follow the pics!!!!!!!!!!!
From the road
Jan and Mike

Monday, June 8, 2009

Colorado






























Mike,I and the crew (Dustycat and Martybear) arrived in Colorado Springs the day after Memorial day. The drive across Kansas was boring and long, but once we drove west, toward the Springs,the landscape became dramatic!! Colorado is a beautiful state,where the mountains and areas surrounding them are awesome. We have been staying in a campground approximately 17 miles south of Colorado Springs. My old friends, Kenneth and Jim, visited and we spent a great evening, Martybear ,enjoyed meeting them both unfortunately after a wee bit too much beer, had a dreadful hangover, and wasn't able to join us for a few days after..LOL..
We toured some of the sites,and The Garden of the Gods, was an incredible drive and the vistas were vivid and awesome. The Cliff Dwellings, where Indians actually lived was another incredible stop...Mike surprised me with a drive to Cripple Creek, an old gambling and Gold Mining town in the mountains. It was an absolute hoot,with storefront casino's and some great dining, we actually won on the nickel slots!!!!.
Doug and Margaret McClatchie,friends from Florida,were also in the area, and we spent a nice visit. Mike's counsin Dolores and her family, live in Monument, and we had a visit and had dinner with them. Mike and I both laughed,that we had more company in Colorado, than we ever do in Florida..:)
Mike had been working here, but after a minor accident(his words) we decided it was time to spend sometime out of the coach!!! So last week Kenneth had us for dinner,and even I must admit he cooked a great meal!!!! Even served on Plates with REAL silverware..LOL..Seriously it was a wonderful evening and Mike and I both enjoyed ourselves..On Saturday,we packed a small bag and headed out to Denver/Golden, for a well deserved overnight.
We stopped at Buffalo Bill's Museum and Grave, which is located on Lookout Mountain. How fascinating this stop was,the history of Buffalo Bill, and his legacy and life is a story that was told via picture and actual memorabilia. That evening, Jim joined us for dinner and drinks..and on Sunday, Mike and I did "The Coors Brewery Tour", they truly do a great job, and guess what!!! Its FREE, they even force Beer on you,:)..actually they offer a tasting at the end of the tour, and for those of us OVER 21, we were offered 3 glasses of any of their products on Draft..
We returned to the Springs,last evening, and tomorrow morning, we are moving on. We will be workamping in Dolores, Colorado for the next 3-4 months. Dolores is in the Southern corner of the State, situated between Cortez and Durango. We understand the drive will be awesome!!!!
So Y'all come visit, our door is always open..:)
From the road,
Jan and Mike