Tagged With "Colorado"

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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

Travel Rob ·
This has been by far TravelGumbo's most popular blog so far. Some questions we had answered from followers. Thanks! The address of the field was 13155 North Broadway, Cortez, Colorado. According to custom rod and restoration, the bulk of the property was sold and he just took o r moved the last of the cars. So good PHeymont took the photos in the fields heyday!
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

scubatrucker ·
I'm a truck driver and every time I pass this field I pull over and take pictures. I was there again on Dec. 20, 2013. Sadly most are now gone. Noticed some where no longer there from when I stopped in February 2013 and July 2012. There's probably only about a dozen that remain now. In fact if you view it from google earth you can see the empty spaces where they once stood. Glad I found your post. I've always wondered what the story of this field was. I just posted new shots on...
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

Travel Rob ·
Thank you Scubatruckdriver for the update. And welcome to TravelGumbo!
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

DrFumblefinger ·
They should give these cars to the Cubans. They would have them painted, polished and running in short order. Can't help but love old cars!
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

GarryRF ·
My English son collects old English Cars. He's rebuilt about 5 so far and enters them in shows. But he lives in Delaware ! It's not unusual to pack a replacement Floor Pan for a Mini in my Luggage when I travel from the UK to Philadelphia!
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

Mac ·
Great story! The way restored car prices are now, these surely must be valuable to the right collector. Agree with Dr.F that the Cubans would sort them in short order.
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

DrFumblefinger ·
Some of them look almost rusted through, but others seem to have at least decently preserved bodies that could be easily restored, I would think. I love these old cars! They certainly don't make them like this anymore.
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

GarryRF ·
Just had a look through your extended album of 94 fascinating pix. I'd have to sit in every one of them before I could move on. Like lost dogs - and all with a story to tell !
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

PortMoresby ·
Reminds me of the airplane boneyard near Davis-Monthan Airfield in Tucson.
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Re: Gallery: Grand Army of the Republic Highway. One of the Most Scenic Road Trips in America!

Travel Rob ·
Thank you for the great photos! I've taken the Interstate many times and it is indeed very scenic.The weather can change rapidly so your precautions people should take note of. Also make sure your car is in tip top shape. The Rockies are a tough climb and I've personally had a transmission go out on me on the journey.
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Re: Gallery: Grand Army of the Republic Highway. One of the Most Scenic Road Trips in America!

PHeymont ·
Although the car's a bit newer, that first picture is a perfect 50s postcard...
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Re: Gallery: Grand Army of the Republic Highway. One of the Most Scenic Road Trips in America!

PortMoresby ·
I've always loved the part clouds play in the landscapes of the Southwest. You've got some good ones, DrF...thanks.
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Re: A stroll through the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail

GarryRF ·
Does winter arrive early in these gardens ? Is that due to the elevation? Does it remain cool in the Summer too ? I'm thinking of the likes of Mexico City where it should be tropical but its elevation keeps it cool all year. Lovely photos of the Flora and Gardens. Was it really that empty ?
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Re: A stroll through the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Vail

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comments, Garry. Yes, winter arrives early because of the very high altitude. Over a mile and a half above sea level. Summers are very nice -- warm (75-80F) dry pleasant days (no humidity to speak off), and it always cools down nicely at night, so most places don't even have air conditioning. It really was that empty. No more than 6 folks in the garden including my wife and I, and of course not counting the hundreds of birds flying about.
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Re: Gallery: Boulder County Farmers Market, Colorado

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for reminding me of my time in Boulder. The city's been such a pioneer in healthy foods for years .
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Re: Gallery: Boulder County Farmers Market, Colorado

PHeymont ·
I love markets...and the history they embody, from those like Basel that have been in the same place for hundreds of years to the 19th century enclosed markets that many cities developed (and some kept!) but I have an especially good feeling about markets like this one, and our New York Greenmarkets that have revived the market tradition in places where it was nearly gone, and made a success of it. What a long sentence!
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Re: Colorado National Monument

rbciao ·
Thanks for the beautiful pics. One of these summers I'm going to start touring the U. S. of A.
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Re: Colorado National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
Excellent idea, rbciao! Although I'd recommend visiting the desert regions of the southwest in the shoulder seasons, rather than during the heat of summer. No question in my mind that some of the best scenery in the world is in North America. Ciao!
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Re: Gallery: Boulder County Farmers Market, Colorado

GarryRF ·
What an extravaganza of colours ! That's the type of market I love. All the fresh produce in front of the counter so you can select your own choice. When I'm on the road touring I have to be reminded that I cant cook all those delicious vegetables. There's a few there I couldn't name - never seen them before ! Wonderful display !
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Minturn, Colorado #2

Ottoman ·
Awesome car DrFumblefinger! A very nice find indeed Thank you for sharing it with us. By the way, if I had to guess the vintage, I would also say 1955.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Minturn, Colorado

Travel Rob ·
I love cars with personality and this ones got it!
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Minturn, Colorado

IslandMan ·
a bit of rust can give so much character to an old vehicle..and this one is a good example
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Minturn, Colorado

Ottoman ·
Wow...that is one tough old car. I can't help but be impressed that this old car is still on the road, especially if the engine looks half as bad as the body. They don't make them like this anymore. By the way Dr Fumblefinger, to answer your above question, I believe this is a 1974 Chevrolet Impala, or at least what's left of it.
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Re: Arches National Park — One of America’s Finest

Travel Luver ·
I need to get to this Park. It is simply amazing! Besides Arches, what else can one do around the Moab area?
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Re: Arches National Park — One of America’s Finest

DrFumblefinger ·
There's a ton of stuff to do around Moab, Travel Luver. There's also scenic Canyonlands National Park nearby, well worth exploring. Off-road biking (bicycle, not motorcycle) is extremely popular. Hiking in the cooler seasons. Whitewater rafting is excellent in the summer. And you're less than a day's drive from your next Utah destination, such as Bryce, Zion, or Monument Valley. One of my favorite spots in the US!
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Re: Signs of Aspen, Colorado

Travel Rob ·
Nice of the Bear to tell us to fight back if attacked
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Re: Signs of Aspen, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Travel Rob: Nice of the Bear to tell us to fight back if attacked He is a nice bear to tell us, and that's good advice with BLACK bears only. There are no grizzlies left in Colorado, but the general advice for them is to "play dead" and not fight back. If a black bear attacks you he likely wants to eat you. If a grizzly attacks you he likely wants to dominate you. Of course, you need to use your judgement on the spot, if you've time to assess. A thin wasted grizzly might...
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Re: Signs of Aspen, Colorado

Ottoman ·
I don't know what amazes me more...this cocky bear telling us we better be ready to rumble if he comes at you, or the fact that he posed with this sign in the first place
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Re: Summer Colors in the Colorado Rockies

Travel Rob ·
Great photos! I also love the summer in Colorado
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Re: John Denver Sanctuary, Aspen

DangTravelers ·
That sanctuary is beautiful and the fact that it's free is amazing. Very nice photos! I'll have to stop there next time I'm in the area.
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Re: Monument Valley, Arizona/Utah (Where Gumbo was #149)

Travel Rob ·
What a great piece and destination!
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Re: January 2, 2016: Cabin, Colorado

Travel Rob ·
Great photo!
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Re: The Hoover Dam, Nevada/Arizona border. Where Gumbo Was #28

Lotto ·
This year I managed to visit Hoover Dam again with friends from another country and they saw the amazing construction it is.
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Re: North America, part 2. Elk Bugling in Colorado

Travel Rob ·
A good sign to see animals adapt like that! I've always been amazed at how we don't appreciate what is near
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Re: North America, part 2. Elk Bugling in Colorado

DangTravelers ·
We just left the area and saw elk in the exact same spot. There were so many of them!
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Re: May 10, 2017: Frozen Lake - Clear Creek County, Colorado

GarryRF ·
Is this a location that stays frozen for most of the year ? It's unusual to see winter holding its grip until May.
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Re: May 10, 2017: Frozen Lake - Clear Creek County, Colorado

Samantha ·
HI Garry, I am not really sure. However we were pretty high up (over 8000 feet) so I think it probably does most of the year. I will let you know if we go back sometime this summer
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Re: May 10, 2017: Frozen Lake - Clear Creek County, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Most of these high altitude lakes remain frozen most of the year. While it's further north, I am very familiar with Lake Louise in the Alberta Rockies. While at only 5200 ft above sea level, it receives a heavy snow fall and the ice remains on the lake until well into June, returning in the early fall. Hiking in the area is really limited to June, July and early September (unless you hike slogging through snow and slush)
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Re: August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
I know it's high up, but there is still an awful lot of snow up there. What time of year did you take the photos, Samantha?
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Re: August 23, 2017: Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado

Samantha ·
Hi there DrFumblefinger, it was the middle of May! Crazy huh? lol
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Re: Silver Plume, Colorado

PortMoresby ·
I love that part of Colorado, lived for 5 years farther down Clear Creek in Golden ("It's the water." Coors). I did some exploring but never got to Silver Plume. But to nearby Georgetown to see where my miner 3rd great grandfather, Gustavus Augustus Williams plied his trade for a number of years, according to the records. The architecture is much the same as here in California Gold Country and my family's presence in the West for generations means it looks like home to me. Thanks, DrF.
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Re: Silver Plume, Colorado

GarryRF ·
Many of my ancestors travelled to the new world in search of their fortune. A few stayed and started a new family line. And a few lost their lives to logging and other accidents. So were the few inhabitants of Silver Plume an ageing population ? Did the town have that look of a closing down sale ? I love visiting small towns with a rich history. Will it disappear into the dust of time ? Wouldn't it be great if someone did a history of these one time boom towns before they vanish.
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Re: Silver Plume, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comments, Garry and PortMoresby. Those few people left in the town were a mix of older folks and some younger ones. I expect the town will continue in its present state for sometime. Those who did well in the mining booms were always those first there (who staked the claims), but even more so those who came in and provided services (groceries, hotels, restaurants, bars, brothels). The latter were often the only ones who kept any of their wealth.
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Re: Pagosa Springs Resort and Spa - My Embarrassing Story

GarryRF ·
Nudity is something you soon get used to in Europe. Anywhere there's changing rooms or at the seaside it's a common occurrence. After 2 days you don't notice anymore. I feel your pain on the fall you had. Always embarrassing. I swam out from the beach on an inflatable bed. I caught a wave and returned to the beach at speed - lying face down. I hit sharp rocks on the beach and my inflatable turned to shreds. I was laying face down in 3 inches of water - struggling to turn over and get my...
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Minturn Market, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Minturn Market, Colorado
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Visiting the Minturn Market, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Visiting the Minturn Market, Colorado
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Minturn Market, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Minturn Market, Colorado
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Minturn Bike Shop, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Minturn Bike Shop, Colorado
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