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    Colorado 2018 – Granby area in the Mighty Merc. โ€“ Day 3

    Today was the day. The boy has been talking about โ€œRiding the Train in Coloradoโ€ at the Georgetown Loop. He was doing research of sorts by watching Thomas, Polar Express, and any other train movie/show he can non-stop. To say that he was a ball of excited energy was an understatement! We started out by having breakfast at Sharky’s Eatery in Fraser CO. We wound up here more of than not for breakfast since they opened early and were pretty…

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    Colorado 2018 – Granby area in the Mighty Merc. โ€“ Day 2

    The next day we woke up (or I should say the kids woke us up) nice and early. We headed out to the Grand Lake area to grab some breakfast and watch the sun come up: There was a parking lot full of fun next to the breakfast joint, we would bump into this group off and on throughout the weekend and get the pleasure of hearing them rip up and down the mountainside: For whatever reason, the altitude hit…

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    Colorado 2018 – Granby area in the Mighty Merc – Day 1

    In the midst of building a house we were gifted with some free lodging in Granby, Colorado from my fantastic in-laws. So we got to have an impromptu vacation out west this year when we werenโ€™t expecting to have one at all. Awesome. The Merc got a quick once over (bath and fluid change) and I ignored all the wore out things that I was hoping to get around to fixing prior to heading west again: While it seemed like…

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    Colorado 2017 in the Mighty Merc โ€“ Final Thoughts on Thursdays Trip home

    So no photos on this post as apparently we didnโ€™t take any on our trip back home. Just imagine the rolling hills of Kansas as thatโ€™s what we saw during most of our daylight hours. We woke up before dawn and hit the road. Sunrise saw us sitting in Denver rush hour traffic, and Kansas was many hours of triple digit heat and a 40 mph cross wind. In the end we made it home without an issue, though very…

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    Colorado 2017 in the Mighty Merc โ€“ Wednesday

    Wednesday morning we work up to do our usual morning routine of grabbing sunrise photos. I kept the kids occupied while the wife grabbed some photos: Iโ€™d say she made the most of the sunrise time that day! Once the sun was up, we bombed over the hill to Idaho Springs to see the waterwheel at the rest stop. Iโ€™m still kind of amazed the poor Merc didnโ€™t scatter itself across the interstate when working its way up to the…