Cortez, Colorado: June 11-14, 2019

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Phil’s World, a singlespeeder’s paradise

 

From Prescott it took us seven plus hours to arrive at the KOA in Cortez.  Amelia is enamored with the brothers that own KOA Cortez and they are enamored with her.  It’s quite a little mutual admiration society.   And why not, all three have the same personalities: friendly, always greeting people, waving, and smiling.  The two brothers, Shawn and Bernie, run the best campground we’ve ever visited.  I had no doubt they would remember Amelia.

While Amelia went to the office to see her guys and check in, I was walking Sara around. I just had the sense something was different.  Amelia finally came out of the office with a disappointed look on her face.  The brothers had just sold the campground; escrow had closed over Memorial Day weekend.  We hope they got a bundle.  They really did a terrific job building up the business.  We miss them.  Hopefully the new owners can maintain the high standards.

Phil’s World is our favorite mountain bike ride.  I refer to it as singlespeed paradise.  I could go on and on with flowery adjectives and probably bore all the non riders to death.  Well, our favorite place just got better.  They’ve added more trails!  It’s a long haul from San Diego but we’ve got to figure out how to get a group of friends out here.

Up next uncharted territory!  How exciting 🙂

 

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Site 24 KOA Cortez

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Amelia on Lemonhead trail with Sleeping Ute Mountain in the background.

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Smooth Spreading Four O’Clocks dotted the landscape.

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Glow

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Female Cabbage White Butterfly on a Sunflower

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Scarlet Globemallow

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They are big on bones at Phil’s World.

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Sego Lily

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Wow, brand new trailhead, brand new trails, with more new trails to come!

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What a great use of BLM land!

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Amelia on the new Highline Trail

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Amelia said it’s time to get rid of this t-shirt.  What the heck it’s a perfectly good shirt for biking.

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We hit one brewery in Cortez: Wild Edge Brewing Collective.  Their IPA’s weren’t quite up to San Diego standards, but Amelia loved their sour beer, Razzmatazz, so much so she got herself a 32oz Can’teen to go.

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Sara goes absolute nuts over soft serve ice cream.  We had a nice lunch at Burger Boy.

 

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Evening light on Mesa Verde

 

 

3 thoughts on “Cortez, Colorado: June 11-14, 2019

  1. Looks like you guys are having fun! Hope Amy’s foot is not giving her too much pain. Don’t get rid of the shirt just yet. Still has some good days ahead.

  2. First of all, I agree with you Greg that the T-shirt is perfectly good for biking. It takes a long time to break in a piece of clothing to a high level of comfort and yours looks like it is finally there.
    Secondly, I like your taste in beer Amy. I love seeing your smile and how happy you look when you are in your element, nature (and beer). I see that Sara is still going strong and that makes me happy.
    May you keep on biking!

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