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Old 09-22-2014, 06:20 PM   #603
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Arrived in Denver to see the doctor. Feel good and I drove the first 125 miles.

Here are some photos from our ride the other day. We were in Utah—Grand County. The state line is about 20 miles from our house.

1. But first, downtown Glade Park, Colorado, 6 miles from our house. Downtown consists of a general store with a gas pump, a single wide as a post office, the fire station and fields of not much. This building is across from the general store. The tower is an observatory (it was leaning the last time I saw it, but seems have been straighted). The railroad bridge goes from the 2nd floor of the house to the garage.

2. The general store.

3. Two rather battered piñon trees and red rocks.

4. More red rocks—the dark outcropping sort of looks like a face though it would help to have been drinking for a while.
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And more…

1. I think this was before we got to Utah.

2. Back in Colorado—a rally large alcove in the sandstone. We have a similar, but much smaller one, at the back of our property.
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:37 PM   #605
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Arrived in Denver to see the doctor. Feel good and I drove the first 125 miles.

Here are some photos from our ride the other day. We were in Utah—Grand County. The state line is about 20 miles from our house.

1. But first, downtown Glade Park, Colorado, 6 miles from our house. Downtown consists of a general store with a gas pump, a single wide as a post office, the fire station and fields of not much. This building is across from the general store. The tower is an observatory (it was leaning the last time I saw it, but seems have been straighted). The railroad bridge goes from the 2nd floor of the house to the garage.

2. The general store.

3. Two rather battered piñon trees and red rocks.

4. More red rocks—The dark outcropping sort of looks like a face though it would help to have been drinking for a while.
I guess I drank too much. To me it looks like a black bear taking a dump while holding onto the cliff with his front paws.

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Old 09-23-2014, 09:29 AM   #606
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I guess I drank too much. To me it looks like a black bear taking a dump while holding onto the cliff with his front paws.

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I hadn't considered that. It will be forever known as Black Bear Rock. We can open a bar there so people can see the bear, but since it is in Utah, no drinking may be permitted.

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The real estate market seems very weird. You can't sell your house, and we can't find one to buy. Its too bad yours is in Colorado, the place we are trying to flee from. Every time we find a place that meets out desires, someone beats us to it by mere hours. Yet other houses that we are not ready to compromise our wish list for languish on the market for months.

I think part of the problem is that my daughter may be right. She says the midwesterners are moving to the pacific northwest in droves. After living there for 50 years, I never though I'd become one of those darned invading foreign hordes.

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we returned from a trip to Orcas Island on Aug 18th..put our house up for sale about Sept 1 and in a week we had a contract……

headed back to Orcas Island where we are finding great property for rent reasonable i might add... to try out the winter climate in the San Juans….even houses on the houses for sale are somewhat plentiful…mostly over priced but there are bargins and will be more in the immediate future as economic conditions worsen for the masses…..
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I guess I drank too much. To me it looks like a black bear taking a dump while holding onto the cliff with his front paws.



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I also see the bear and have not had a drink. I put the photo under high magnification and could see the bears face!


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I also see the bear and have not had a drink. I put the photo under high magnification and could see the bears face!
I was UNDER the bear and needed a shower and a drink.
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we returned from a trip to Orcas Island on Aug 18th..put our house up for sale about Sept 1 and in a week we had a contract……

headed back to Orcas Island where we are finding great property for rent reasonable i might add... to try out the winter climate in the San Juans….even houses on the houses for sale are somewhat plentiful…mostly over priced but there are bargins and will be more in the immediate future as economic conditions worsen for the masses…..
Have you also checked out San Juan Island? It may be my imagination, but its has always seemer drier and more sunny. To me it is also a bit less tourist oriented.

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checking em all out

but gonna lease a place on orcas to start…..get our sea legs…and such

in the winter the pop of orcas is about 4500…san juan about half that…..

orcas is the most developed and i guess touristy…….

just a few pesos moore

we will see what we will see:

but this is the previous stream ….in ….missouri….looking at the buffalo national river valley in arkansas……

Geronimo……...
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I just have to say, I am a recent member of Airforums and I saw this thread show up because of a recent update. I probably started at page 42 - then found the content so compelling that I started at page 1 and have read all posts. Gene, you are a gifted writer, you write about the banal in such a compelling manner that I felt I had the read the entire thread. I mean that as a compliment, I could write about an exciting trip to sub-Saharan Africa and readers would find me boring - Gene writes about a driveway and I am riveted (pun intended).
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.... Gene, you are a gifted writer, you write about the banal in such a compelling manner that I felt I had the read the entire thread. I mean that as a compliment, I could write about an exciting trip to sub-Saharan Africa and readers would find me boring - Gene writes about a driveway and I am riveted (pun intended).
Yep, that's exactly it.

I think Gene secretly writes for J. Peterman.



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I just have to say, I am a recent member of Airforums and I saw this thread show up because of a recent update. I probably started at page 42 - then found the content so compelling that I started at page 1 and have read all posts. Gene, you are a gifted writer, you write about the banal in such a compelling manner that I felt I had the read the entire thread. I mean that as a compliment, I could write about an exciting trip to sub-Saharan Africa and readers would find me boring - Gene writes about a driveway and I am riveted (pun intended).

He's known as the Bard of Colorado for a reason!!!!
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Old 09-27-2014, 04:11 PM   #616
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Ken,
if you buy our house in Crawford, you will be about 300 miles closer to the northwest. You can make it to there in one long day. An air traffic controller can sleep a lot at the Grand Jct. airport. It is warmer and there is less snow than the Front Range.

Thanks for the compliments on my writing. I like to write, but I like so many things, I don't do much except here and letters to the editor of the local paper.

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