Mt Evans – The air is rare up there!

Friday, 15 August 2014 by

I would not stand at the edge of near vertical cliff without a barrier so what are doing riding a nearly half a ton of motorbike on a crumbling bitumen road less than a meter away from one? Mt Evans, at 14,123 ft is the highest paved road in America and a ride not to

1,400 ft Coffee – Estes Park

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 by

It is not often you have to go from 7,500 ft to 8,900 ft for a great coffee but that is exactly what we did in Estes Park Colorado. Catch the aerial tram to the top of Prospect Mountain and you will you get fabulous views of Estes Park and the Rocky Mountains National Park.

Warning Ignored, Sadness and Sillyness

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 by

One hundred and fifty Lakota Indian men women and children died at Wounded Knee in December 1890. The Wounded Knee Massacre was effectively the end of the Indian wars and had a profound effect on the frontier west. The greats forts such as Fort Laramie were no longer required and were decommissioned and abandoned by

Cannery Row & John Steinbeck

Saturday, 26 July 2014 by

“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.”   So wrote John Steinbeck, an author I first read as a teenage but for a very

TOP