Tag: Vanagon

May 22 2017

A Road Race and a Night of Camping

The VW Family

It’s funny. I’m done my IT contract now (it finished a week ago) and I’m still too busy to have time to write about the adventures on Sark and Normandy/Brittany. Hopefully I will find the time soon, there are lots of tales to tell. It was a good trip. Back on The Road Before we …

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Oct 24 2016

Colorado wrap-up

Big Sky

Well! September 25th to October 15th was a home to Fruita Colorado and back trip. What a trip it was! Let me wrap this up in a summary entry. 4,149 miles (6677 km) for a 2016 total of 9,022 miles (14,520 km) 741 miles was the longest single day of driving according to my RoadTrip …

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Oct 17 2016

Three MTB rides around Fruita CO

Mary's Loop

I started this while Andrea & I were still in Colorado. I’m finishing it sitting at home a week later now that I have Internet & time not driving 🙂 After leaving Gunnison Andrea & I headed to Fruita with the intention of staying camped out in the 18 Road desert, riding the MTB trails …

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Oct 03 2016

A Colorado one day sampler

Hartman Hills

Here are four panoramic photos from our day in Gunnison & trip to Fruita. It was a beautiful place to be, fabulous spot to camp and great trails to ride. Big sky… I would have loved to stay up to take some photos but we were both totally wiped from the ride and were in …

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Oct 02 2016

Howdy from Colorado

Hwy 50

After picking Andrea up in Denver, we headed south and now have a few nights of camping in Colorado behind us. I’m writing this from Gunnison after three days and nights up in Gothic campground (above Crested Butte). The first night was in a private campground below Colorado Springs we grabbed because the state park …

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Sep 28 2016

Three Days in September

The mountains...

Lots of days led up to these three days. They were mine to use. And I did. As best I could! Let me tell you a little bit about these three days in September. I blame a race in Leadville CO and a bunch of cyclists who got an idea two years ago and did …

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Sep 17 2016

A Week at Shelter Valley Folk Festival

Rainbow

I’ve been to the Shelter Valley Folk Festival every year since 2011. If you’re interested in a look back just do a blog search for SVFF. The first entry from 2012 touches on how Andrea and I got interested in the festival in the first place. And how the idea of volunteering crept into the …

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Sep 14 2016

A Month of Travel

Windham

It’s been over a month since my last post. I could say I’ve been too busy to write. That would only be partly true though. I could say I haven’t done much in the weeks since that post. That would be totally false. Since I sat in Carol’s Hungry Mind Cafe on August 10th to …

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Aug 10 2016

A busy week @ MSA

#FoundSero

I’m now in relax mode after a very busy string of days. From getting ready to be on the road to getting on the road and then covering all the action at Mont-Sainte-Anne (MSA), it’s been quite a week. But now I’m less than 200 miles from my next destination (Windham) with more than a …

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Aug 02 2016

First overnight in Babe 3.0

Matadora

It’s finally real… I’m sitting in a campground as I write this. Camping. Using my Westy for its intended purpose. First night for this year. Over the course of the past week since Babe has left the spa behind she’s been tested out on short trips, longer drives and even had battery and solar setup …

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