Issue 289 — The Paregien Journal — October 7, 2014
Our Trip to Colorado
by Stan Paregien Sr.
Continuing on our westward trip, we flew from Omaha, Nebraska to Denver, Colorado on August 15, 2014. We rented a car for the rest of our trip as we wandered through Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and back to the airport at Denver on Sept. 9th. That was not the end of our trip, though, as we flew to Austin and spent two nights and a day with our daughter, Stacy Magness, and her family near College Station. And on Sept. 11th we flew back to Tampa, Florida. Our neighbors and friends Gary and Holly Wollums kindly picked us up. We were sure glad to be back in our own house and bed, and we were really more wore out than we realized at that moment.
Anyway, this segment picks up in Denver. We rented that car and drove down to Florence, Colorado and met our friends from Edmond, Okla., James and Glenda Cotton. We had lunch and then spent the afternoon looking at the quaint town and the antique stores.
How about that? A drink named in honor of a genuinely good man and my
childhood hero, cowboy movie star Roy Rogers.
Rafting on the Arkansas River through the Royal Gorge.
James and Glenda Cotton and Peggy and I drove our respective vehicles from
Canon City on over to Fred & Barbara McGinn’s cabin southwest of the
small but very interesting town of Westcliffe. Another couple from Edmond,
Oklahoma — Tom and Sue Gooch — were already there. So the eight of us
really had a wonderful time together.
A beautiful sunrise over the mountains to the east of the cabin.
Our next segment in this series will be “Our Trip to Idaho.”