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The wife and I headed back to the area where we camped a couple of weeks ago and found a site just down the road from our last site.
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First night we had steak fajitas on warm tortillas.
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Fired up the propane for a bit of lighting around the camper.
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Good old hash browns, bacon and eggs for breakfast.
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Wife caught me cooking dinner out in the “middle of nowhere”!
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Sautéed peppers/mushrooms, pasta and a light sauce of olive oil, butter and garlic.
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Chased down dinner with red wine in a plastic wine glass!
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Fired up these for a bit of ambiance in camp. The Little Wizard was a gift from my friend Robert ( Highland Trekker)
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Don't get no better than that! Thanks for sharing, Mark.

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Beautiful
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you guys are living the dream! very nice
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Wow! Gorgeous views!
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Very nice, Mark, you're living what I can only imagine. Food looks great.
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That’s beautiful Mark!
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Thanks for the comments! Yes, we are blessed to have nice places to camp nearby but with high temps and limited moisture, I afraid the fire season around here is going to be an active one.
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Good times! I’m looking forward to my 3rd annual trip to Lake City in @3 weeks. I hope it cooler than Lubbock Tx.
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25_502s wrote: Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:11 am Good times! I’m looking forward to my 3rd annual trip to Lake City in @3 weeks. I hope it cooler than Lubbock Tx.
Enjoy your trip, Jason!
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Looks like you two hit another home run! Those are some awesome pics, Mark—thanks for sharing!
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That’s glamping 😉
Nice views, I love Colorado. Been there couple times
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That’s a nice set up Mark! Beautiful pictures for the landscape too!
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Nothing better than being out in the wilds and have luxuries of home. Looks like a good flat spot to set up camp with your trailer. Keep your wife happy with good food and wine so she keeps tagging along.
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Yes, it is nice to have some of the luxuries of home while camping. And I would like to think that it’s my food that keeps my wife happy while camping but actually it’s the toilet! Seriously! 🤣
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What a great time and such nice pics!
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Spectacular camping - your outfit looks awesome.

At that altitude, you have spectacular stargazing and crisp nights!
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I never noticed until today that the suitcase stove was a 3-burner. Go figure! Looks like you had the place to yourselves. Nice!

Classic Colorado scenery that I never get tired of looking at.
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Thanks again for the comments!

Bruce, our skies have been a bit hazy with smoke from the Arizona fires so stargazing was out.

Steve, if you look a even closer at the stove, you’ll notice 2 holes on one end and there are 2 more just like it on the other side. My Dad put those there in the ‘60s but that’s a another story for another time….😄
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Well you fooled me with the silver paint! I saw that and thought :Modern Dual Fuel" - I didn't even look at the details!
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Nice pictures of good times.

I have to ask about the valve knob on the lamp. Or is it just an odd picture?
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Beautiful set-up Mark! I think you should add gourmet cooking to your list of interests in your profile..... that dinner looks like you did four years at the CIA .... https://www.ciachef.edu. My father in law had taken some courses in the Hudson Valley and that's the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw your spread and the non-chalant look you have in the photo with the noodle scoop in your hand. A man at ease!
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D421 wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:46 am Nice pictures of good times.

I have to ask about the valve knob on the lamp. Or is it just an odd picture?
Good eye, Dominic! The original knob gave up the ghost a few years ago from heat and literally fell apart. I found a Bakelite knob with a set screw and it’s been holding so far. 😁
Jeepstircrazy wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:21 am Beautiful set-up Mark! I think you should add gourmet cooking to your list of interests in your profile.
I really appreciate your comments, Wayne, but compared to Daryl22’s gourmet spreads, my grub is in the fast food category! 😁
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Work has been crazy busy, so not much time for enjoying the out doors :(

Hell has left a window open, so it has been in the triple digits in the DFW area in Texas.

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Hey Mark Nice camping man. Red Feather Lakes?
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grob wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 2:57 am Hey Mark Nice camping man. Red Feather Lakes?
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Looks like a fun time, Mark!
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Hmm, I now a lot of Colorado, but never been to that area. I might keep camping closer with this gas situation.
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Is the propane globe custom or a special edition? I like it. You have a great setup.
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gusty60 wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:48 am Looks like a fun time, Mark!
It was a fun time, Gregg. Hope all has been well with you.
grob wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:24 pm Hmm, I now a lot of Colorado, but never been to that area. I might keep camping closer with this gas situation.
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Judamonster wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:38 pm Is the propane globe custom or a special edition? I like it. You have a great setup.
It was originally a candle holder and I removed the bottom. I keep measurements of different globes in my wallet so when I go to the thrift store and see something interesting, I can check to see if it might fit something.
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Are most roads doable for my Camry? It's pretty low and my Power Wagon is a long way from ready. I checked out the area on Google maps. I would go north through Masonville over to the Poudre.
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Great pictures Mark! L@@ks like you had a blast..Russ
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grob wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:10 pm Are most roads doable for my Camry? It's pretty low and my Power Wagon is a long way from ready. I checked out the area on Google maps. I would go north through Masonville over to the Poudre.
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Yes Gar, most main dirt roads should be passable for your Camry. Most roads will have areas of washboards and an occasional rock but easy to maneuver around. You'll just have to take your time in a few spots depending on where you go. If you head up the Poudre and head north out of Rustic, there are quite a few sites once you get on Manhattan Road toward the Pot Belly restaurant. If you want more specifics, PM and we can chat.
campinut wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:17 pm Great pictures Mark! L@@ks like you had a blast..Russ
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