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  • Posted on July 28, 2012 at 7:15 pm

We visited Georgia’s cousin Dan, and his wife (and Georgia’s BFF from high school) Tess in Pueblo, Colorado, late in July.  It’s always a relaxing trip, and both of us thoroughly enjoy their company.  Dan and I had lunch at the iconic Gray’s Coors Tavern, which in our expert opinion and based upon several comparison tests, is the home of the best Pueblo Slopper.  In addition we had a chance to visit Bishop Castle, a seriously weird building and testament to the owner’s independent streak, located  SW of Pueblo; we also went to see Bent’s Fort, another great national monument, and Trinidad,  the entire downtown area of which is on the National Register of Historic Places. We also took an afternoon trip to Canon City, home of the Colorado State Penitentiary museum. Nobody wanted to visit the museum, so only I saw the gas chamber, which is in its own little kiosk with a helpful warning sign that it’s no longer bolted down and may tip over if you try to sit in it for pictures!  Finally, we had dinner in the diner on the Royal Gorge Railroad, a stub of the former Rio Grande Tennessee Pass line.  Probably the most scenic 12 miles of American railroading, it’s one of those touristy things that none of us had ever done before, but plan to do again.


July 4 & Becky’s Visit

  • Posted on July 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Becky visited us during the Pinetown Boys’ High School winter break in late June and the first part of July.  The weather in South Africa was cold and wet, so we provided her with true contrast: record, scorching, crispy  heat and no rain, at least until the end of her trip.  The temperature was over 100F/40C degrees almost every day, and forest fires near Grand Junction, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs burned hundreds of homes and thousands of acres. Her flight  from Durban to Denver was unpleasant, and the trip back was a either an adventure or a nightmare, but…

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