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52 minutes ago, DavisStraight said:

How long you going for Dave? We went the first week of May for 8 days, stayed in the Southern part of Denver, there's so much to see there we couldn't possibly cover it all in 8 days.

7 days.   Lots of driving ahead.   I would prefer to stay in one area to avoid the driving, but got to keep the group happy.  

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8 minutes ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

7 days.   Lots of driving ahead.   I would prefer to stay in one area to avoid the driving, but got to keep the group happy.  

I was out there in 2005. Definitely an amazing area. Lots of weather variety driving at 12k. 

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On 6/25/2022 at 2:13 PM, DavisStraight said:

Went to the Woodstock Winery/Brewery, Taylor Brooke, great beers and good wine, they had a food truck and live entertainment. Came home with a pack of Sash Away, a berry wine, very tasty.

Another good place for a Summer GTG

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4 hours ago, CoastalWx said:

I was out there in 2005. Definitely an amazing area. Lots of weather variety driving at 12k. 

We went in May, we had a few days in the 70's and two days in the 30's for highs with one day spitting snow all in Denver. The towns in a little higher elevations had several inches of snow.

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3 hours ago, Modfan2 said:

Another good place for a Summer GTG

Even a fall one.  Behind the brewery is a good number of seating areas. Would be a nice idea for a mild, Saturday afternoon in late Sept/ early Oct.

Went last Fall and it was great. I won a growler during their Octoberfest weekend by holding a full stein out in front of me longer than the others in the group. We had to keep our arms completely straight.
 

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2 hours ago, Cold Miser said:

Even a fall one.  Behind the brewery is a good number of seating areas. Would be a nice idea for a mild, Saturday afternoon in late Sept/ early Oct.

Went last Fall and it was great. I won a growler during their Octoberfest weekend by holding a full stein out in front of me longer than the others in the group. We had to keep our arms completely straight.
 

I’ve watched those contests before. Saw a guy do it for over 20 minutes (I think)

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6 hours ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

7 days.   Lots of driving ahead.   I would prefer to stay in one area to avoid the driving, but got to keep the group happy.  

If I did it again I'd do it the way you're doing it, we were tied to one spot so Rocky National Park was over two hours away, would have spent a night or two there if I wasn't booked in Denver the whole time. Boulder's a cool town, went to Colorado Springs, Pike's Peak and Red Rock. Also caught a ball game at Coors Field. Beautiful Park with plenty of leg room. Get the Express option for the highway, makes travel much quicker, worth every penny.

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38 minutes ago, DavisStraight said:

If I did it again I'd do it the way you're doing it, we were tied to one spot so Rocky National Park was over two hours away, would have spent a night or two there if I wasn't booked in Denver the whole time. Boulder's a cool town, went to Colorado Springs, Pike's Peak and Red Rock. Also caught a ball game at Coors Field. Beautiful Park with plenty of leg room. Get the Express option for the highway, makes travel much quicker, worth every penny.

We are basically doing a loop.  Denver to Rocky Mountain NP to Breckinridge to Purgatory/Durango/ Mesa Verde then over to Canon City / Pikes Peak then back to Denver.  
As I said, lots of driving.  4 different hotels/condos.  

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2 minutes ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

We are basically doing a loop.  Denver to Rocky Mountain NP to Breckinridge to Purgatory/Durango/ Mesa Verde then over to Canon City / Pikes Peak then back to Denver.  
As I said, lots of driving.  4 different hotels/condos.  

Did Canon city too. White water rafting. 

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41 minutes ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

Yeah. Was watching videos of that. I am thinking that time has passed for me.  Lol.  I’ll ride the choo choo next to the river.   

This was in August so probably more tame vs now haha. 

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14 minutes ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

I did rafting on the Kennebec a while back with my son. That was super fun but not sure I could handle that now.  

I did that too....was super fun. I dunno.....I think you could do it. 

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15 hours ago, DavisStraight said:

If I did it again I'd do it the way you're doing it, we were tied to one spot so Rocky National Park was over two hours away, would have spent a night or two there if I wasn't booked in Denver the whole time. Boulder's a cool town, went to Colorado Springs, Pike's Peak and Red Rock. Also caught a ball game at Coors Field. Beautiful Park with plenty of leg room. Get the Express option for the highway, makes travel much quicker, worth every penny.

What is this?  Sounds like a fastpass for a ride a Disney.  Is this a separate travel lane that costs (additional) money to drive on?

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24 minutes ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

It’s similar to EZPass.   Toll transponder. 

Oh. I thought it was something extra special. lol.  I always assume that most people have a toll transponder when they travel, but I suppose the ez pass doesn't make it that far west. 

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15 minutes ago, Cold Miser said:

Oh. I thought it was something extra special. lol.  I always assume that most people have a toll transponder when they travel, but I suppose the ez pass doesn't make it that far west. 

We don’t have an EZPass     I prob should get one (it costs nothing) but we are rarely on toll roads. 
 

I did mess up in my recent Maine trip.  On the turnpike there was a toll ($4) and I thought I had cash.  Oops.   Thought they could do the automated bill by plate like Mass does    Oops.  Thought they could take a debit card.  
 

Oops.   I had to fill out a form while several cars had to wait behind me. 
 

Lesson learned. 

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2 minutes ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

We don’t have an EZPass     I prob should get one (it costs nothing) but we are rarely on toll roads. 
 

I did mess up in my recent Maine trip.  On the turnpike there was a toll ($4) and I thought I had cash.  Oops.   Thought they could do the automated bill by plate like Mass does    Oops.  Thought they could take a debit card.  
 

Oops.   I had to fill out a form while several cars had to wait behind me. 
 

Lesson learned. 

Wow. Maine isn't quite there yet. I am surprised since the state has self-proclaimed themselves as, "Vacationland" for years now. 

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29 minutes ago, Cold Miser said:

Wow. Maine isn't quite there yet. I am surprised since the state has self-proclaimed themselves as, "Vacationland" for years now. 

Working on it. :D  (Though I'm surprised that debit cards re a no-go.)  The new Kennebunk plaza has high-speed lanes for EZ-pass.  The one in Gray on the Turnpike has been there for maybe 10 years, so it was past time for the big one at the south end.

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1 hour ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

We don’t have an EZPass     I prob should get one (it costs nothing) but we are rarely on toll roads. 
 

I did mess up in my recent Maine trip.  On the turnpike there was a toll ($4) and I thought I had cash.  Oops.   Thought they could do the automated bill by plate like Mass does    Oops.  Thought they could take a debit card.  
 

Oops.   I had to fill out a form while several cars had to wait behind me. 
 

Lesson learned. 

I did the same thing in Maine once.  The sent me a bill for $2 in the mail.  When we drove west last year, I bought an EZPass transponder from a vending machine at a service center on the NY State Thruway.  It was $25 but that money went into your account when you created it.  It was accepted on all the toll roads we used for the rest of the trip.  I still have the transponder and have both cars on the account so on the rare occasion we drive on a toll road, it's covered. 

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