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CO & UT - Day Seven - Canyonlands National Park
Next on our must-do list was Canyonlands.  Another looooong drive down a pretty lonely stretch of road (this Park was much less busy than Arches), until we eventually found the entrance.  This visit would be less about the hiking, and more about the sheer v...

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CO & UT - Day Six - Geysers, 'Glyphs & Ghost Towns
After all the walking through Arches the previous day, our legs needed a bit of a break, so we decided to go on a bit of a look-see round the "local" area. Stop one was Crystal Geyser - several miles outside of Green River, and slightly off the beaten track...

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CO & UT - Day Five - Arches National Park
Now that we were in the middle (relatively speaking) of lots of National Parks, we had to begin our next adventures with a biggie - Arches National Park.  It was "only" 90 miles away, and seemed like a good place to start, promising stunning scenery and geo...

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CO & UT - Day Four - Into Utah
All too soon we were headed to our second State - into Utah, a drive of about 230 miles, or three and a half hours.   We gradually left behind the rich, lush greenery and deep blue skies of Colorado... ...all epitomised in the - er - "descriptive" State bor...

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CO & UT - Day Three (& Four) - Aspen & the Maroon Bells
We stayed at the Mountain Chalet Aspen hotel - a lovely place, built to look like a mountain chalet, unsurprisingly!  It had been recommended by a good friend who'd also road-tripped out this way (thanks, Phil!), and was situated centrally in Aspen town, on...

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CO & UT - Day Two - Twin Lakes & Interlaken
Twin Lakes - a beautiful part of Colorado, and our first taste of the clear air, blue skies and spectacular scenery that the State would have to offer.  The  Twin Lakes were originally formed by a receding glacier, and the water in the lakes now is snow-mel...

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Colorada and Utah Road Trip - Part One - Denver to Twin Lakes
We have just returned from an amazing trip to Colorado and Utah, our first real taste of the West of the USA.  Both beautiful regions, and both surprisingly different.  We both took so many photos, it was difficult to know where to start with so many highli...

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Changing Seasons
One of the things we were told when we moved here (2 years ago!) was that we would experience "proper" seasons.  And it's true - the changing seasons are much more apparent than in the UK, which seems consistently grey and damp in comparison with an occasio...

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Cherry Fair in Historic Schaefferstown
Being in a fairly rural area, there's almost always something farming or food-related going on locally, whether it's corn cobs, apples, melons or pumpkin related. Back in June, we found a Cherry Fair going on in a place called " Historic Schaefferstown ", a...

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Tubing at Sickman's Mill
The weather here in the summer can get extremely hot and humid, so sometimes it's difficult to find things to do that make the most of the weather but aren't going to make you hot, sweaty and grumpy (mainly Hubby) within 10 minutes of being outside. Last we...
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