Category Archives: USA 2016

Farewell USA – see you next year …

We had the usual packing to do today but not before Jenny wanted to visit the nearby Walmart and do some final shopping before heading back to Oz. I gave her an hour while I did some local geocaching but … Continue reading

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Still aboard the California Zephyr …

After a good nights sleep and gaining an hour as we moved into the Pacific time zone, it was time for breakfast. This time we were seated with a mother and son. The son was taking his mum on a … Continue reading

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All Aboard, time to head through the Rockies …

There had been forecast for 6-8 inches of snow overnight but ended up being 1-2 inches which was still cool to see. I had expected to have to dig the car out but it ended up that the snow was that light and powdery, … Continue reading

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Now that is Bloody Cold at the Top of Pikes Peak …

Another early start, at least for me but Jenny had a sleep in. I was attending a local breakfast geocaching event to catch up with local cachers. One of the attendees was the the most prolific finder for Colorado – … Continue reading

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GC30 – Mingo, the Worlds Oldest Active Geocache …

Today is a Geocaching Day and not just any geocaching day but a trip into Kansas to find and sign the oldest active geocache in the world.   The cache is GC30 – Mingo and was hidden in May 2000. … Continue reading

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Wheres Kenny …

Jenny’s body was definitely not up for another day of skiing, so we packed our backs and bid farewell to our hosts, Anna and Dustin and headed off a different direction to Denver.   The route we took was over the Continental … Continue reading

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Now that is some serious Santas …

The sun was out again today and so was the wind giving a wind chill factor that made it a lot colder than the actual temperature of -8C.   The other thing today was the number of people on the … Continue reading

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Another Great Day of Skiing Colorado …

What a difference a day makes with me having recovered from the altitude sickness – I have obviously acclimatised to the 9600 feet elevation (at the resort) but we did go up to 11000 feet while skiing.   The sun … Continue reading

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Is that Altitude Sickness but what about the snow …

Well that wasn’t a good start to our skiing holiday. There is always talk of altitude sickness and it has never been an issue in the past but I guess I have never been at 9600 feet before.   I didn’t get any sleep, … Continue reading

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Whoa – it is cold outside …

A travel day today into a new timezone and also new climate. We were heading from the warmth of Texas to the frigid temperatures of Colorado.   There was no easy way to the airport with all roads around Austin … Continue reading

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