Colorado Trip: Day Eight

– Steamboat Springs, Colorado to Silverthorne, Colorado – Steamboat Springs is pretty cute. It’s a bit like a mix of the tiny mountain towns and a regular city. Most of the town runs along a big stretch of highway through the middle of town, right next to the Yampa River. It has many cute little shops,…

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Colorado Trip: Day Seven

– Vernal, Utah to Steamboat Springs, Colorado – Utah feels quite different from Colorado. It’s only a few miles from here back into Colorado, but the culture feels almost totally different. In fact, it was sort of difficult to find anywhere nice to run this morning. We got up at 5am, so we would have plenty…

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Colorado Trip: Day Six

– Grand Junction, Colorado to Vernal, Utah – I know I’ve called this our Colorado trip, but tonight we are actually spending the night in Utah. Don’t be shocked, now, we aren’t too far from the border. Tomorrow night we will be safely back in the state the trip was named for, though only for 2…

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Colorado Trip: Day Five

– Montrose, Colorado to Grand Junction, Colorado – Today our day began at 6am. After waking up and getting dressed, we went for a run down the Uncompahgre Riverway Trail, which never really seemed to be that close to the river. It crossed streets and ran behind houses, among other oddities. It wasn’t a terrible…

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Colorado Trip: Day Four

– Gunnison, Colorado to Montrose, Colorado – Today is our Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park day. We’re going to do both the North and South rims of the park. Pretty cool, right? They don’t meet in the middle, so it will take most of the day. We started our morning with a run…

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Colorado Trip: Day Three

– Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado to Gunnison, Colorado – Our alarm was set for 6am this morning, but we were awake at 5. The alarm may tell you one thing, but the sunlight tells you something else entirely. Ripley and I in particular were wide awake, though Mark was able to keep dozing…

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Colorado Trip: Day Two

– Dumas, Texas to Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado – Ah, sleep. It’s so nice to sleep in, even a little. We’ve been up at 5am all week long, since we had a lot going on, and after getting to the hotel at 11pm last night, we were sorely in need of some extra…

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Colorado Trip: Day One

– Denton, Texas to Dumas, Texas – It’s almost time for school to start for the fall. With Mark and I both back in school (me for a master’s, and him for a PhD), we really wanted to send summer off with a bang. We decided to take one last summer trip, right before school…

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