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Goin’ Up To Cripple Creek To Have Some Fun   Leave a comment

Cripple Creek, Colorado (June 16,2014) — Images by kenne (Click on any of the tiled images to see larger view in a slideshow format.)

After leaving Ft. Collins, our next planned overnight stop was to be Colorado Springs. However, as we neared the Pike’s Peak area, I noticed a highway sign to Cripple Creek and thinking, “goin’ up t’ Cripple Creek, goin’ on the run; goin’ up t’ Cripple Creek t’ have a little fun.” So, we took the highway around Pike’s Peak over the Cripple Creek, an old mining town with probably more casinos per captia than anywhere in America.

Maybe we will do Colorado Springs and Pike’s Peak some other time.

kenne

I got a gal at the head of the creek
Goin up t’ see her ’bout the middle of the week
Kiss her on the mouth, just as sweet as any wine
Wraps herself around me like a sweet potatoe vine

Goin’ up t’ Cripple Creek, goin’ on the run
Goin’ up t’ Cripple Creek t’ have a little fun
Goin’ up t’ Cripple Creek, goin in a whirl
Goin’ up t’ Cripple Creek t’ see my girl

Girls up on Cripple Creek about half grown
Jump on a man like a dog on a bone
I’ll roll my britches up to my knees
An’ wade in ol’ Cripple Creek when I please

Goin’ up t’ Cripple Creek, goin’ on the run
Goin’ up t’ Cripple Creek t’ have a little fun
Goin’ up t’ Cripple Creek, goin in a whirl
Goin’ up t’ Cripple Creek t’ see my girl

— Bill Monroe – Cripple Creek Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Driving Through South Park In The Park Mountains Of The Rockies   1 comment

Southpark In The Park Mountains I_blog

South Park In The Park Mountains_ blogDriving Through South Park In The Park Mountains On Our Way To Durango, CO —
iPhone Images by kenne

After spending the night in Cripple Creek, CO, we headed southwest through some of the most beautiful parts of the Rocky Mountains I have yet to experience. The mountain valleys and peaks are so impressive, it was hard to keep our eyes on the road.

I continue to take a lot of photos with the Nikons, occasionally some with the iPhone, which allows me to post more easily during our travels.

Arriving in Durango yesterday afternoon, we spent the afternoon and evening in the historical downtown area. If you are ever in Durango, I recommend highly Ken & Sue’s on Main Avenue.

Today we have about a four-hour drive to Santa Fe, where we will spend the night, then having a longer drive to Pinetop in the White Mountains of AZ. Friday we will head on to Tucson, ending our almost two-week vacation.

You can follow me on Facebook and see more images of our trip through part of Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico, with more coming when we get back to Tucson, so you have been warned.

kenne

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