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Monday, April 28, 2014

Camp Chapman-Colorado

We finally made it to Colorado!  It's always too cold when we head this direction to get this far north.  We also try to avoid high elevation because I landed in the hospital many years ago due to elevation.  We had not planned on it this time until we got a call from our friends Jim & Bobbie in Alamosa and decided we had to brave the elevation and go see them. 
Yeaaaaa!! WE made it! 
 Camp Chapman....free campsite!!!  Notice Dan has shorts on!!
View from our front window 
 Our hosts at Camp Chapman---Bobbie & Jim & Pancho.
 What great hosts!  They kept us busy the whole time we were there.
First it was off to some great Mexican.....green sauce is famous here......and oh so good.
 Then off to the local brewery for a taste
Great place in the old bank building....  
 with the vault still there behind the bar
Next morning off to breakfast......with green sauce of course!  Delicious
Then off to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, the newest National Park and tallest Dunes in North America.  This pushed my elevation limits again at 8300 ft.  I did just fine and loved it....although I did really feel it.
 In the spring, Medano Creek shows up and in a few months will be gone.

Then......we came back and Bobbie prepared us a wonderful Easter Dinner with all the trimmings.  What a great treat.
Next day off for another adventure.  We stopped to see some friends along the Rio Grande. 
Then up to South Fork where they had worked for several years.  Beautiful!
This beautiful little chapel along the road
Bison farm along the way.....handsome feller!!!
 Lunch at another local brewery.....except it was closed
One end of the Old Spanish Trail
Bought some wonderful local honey
 And some elk and bison for a treat

 No Reindeer......just thought he was just a resident


  1. Great photos as usual. Such fun to show you.around. You are welcome.any time.

  2. Looks like a lovely place to be!

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    1. Great pics...I've been to many of the places you visited...great country. I'm going to go over to SD next month and visit with Gary and Glynis. I'm looking forward to seeing them. I hope to go on up to St. George, Utah for a look see. I haven't been there since I moved to Mesa 20 years ago. I need to get out of Dodge for a while. Keep the pics coming!!!