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Monday, Sept. 16th, we left Moab, UT on Hwy. 129 which followed along the Colorado River before getting on I-70 to Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where we camped for the night at the Glen Canyon RV Resort.
The drive on Tuesday thru the Colorado Rockies was beautiful but the altitudes taxed our RV's motor to it's limits at times! A lunch break at Hoosier Pass, at the Continental Divide, elevation 11.539', was a Rocky Mountain Highlight and John ...
... afraid ~ VERY afraid! :-)
At one point, LD and I hung back from the group to take some pics. As we turned to go, LD ran into the back of me because the group had come to a stop. I almost smashed into the man in front of me and turned to her to see what was going on. She SWEARS someone, or something, growled near her right shoulder! I couldn't help giggling but she was spooked and grabbed the pocket of my jeans as we continued forward. ...
... was taken in its natural desert shape. Soon we had made it to the place where the once wide valley narrowed to a point as the Sam Juan and Sangre de Cristos merged. I hoped that Loretta's, a place I once enjoyed a satisfying bowl of chili in the same room as a real cowboy, was open. Not only was it closed, the entire town it was in was closed. The only way out was a small mountain pass into another much snaller valley. The cool 9000 foot air and the lack of traffic ...
... this time the rain had stopped. Tyler walked into the comic book store. Leslie had sent him to find us. We found out he and she were soaked. They had opted to not duck into any stores.
Since we still had not found the ring, we got in the truck and headed to Old Colorado City. When we arrived, our first stop was the Chocolate Factory. The kids each bought a treat. Then we began walking along Colorado Avenue looking for ...
... at Fort Garland but as we turned onto the US-160, fresh snow was falling. It is a phrase that I have often heard but never seemed more appropriate than on that occasion, new, white, fluffy, fresh snow falling onto two or three inches of grey in the road and sidewalks. We had thought we might stop here for lunch but it was still quite early as we had left Taos straight after breakfast and the sight of snow threw us completely.