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    Day 01 - Wednesday, May 20, 2009 -Monument, CO to Cortez, CO

    We left Elephant Rock under deep blue skies and bright sunshine at 8:52 am. It was 71º - a beautiful day to begin a road trip. We topped the gas tank at Fillmore Street in Colorado Springs and...

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    Day 02 - Thursday, May 21, 2009 - Cortez, CO to Prescott, AZ

    Gennie was up at 6:30 checking in with her Online classes. I heard luggage moving outside of our door and looked out the window to see two large tour buses packing up for their departure.

    We showered...

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    Day 03 - Friday, May 22, 2009 - Prescott, AZ to Sedona, AZ and Jerome, AZ

    We woke up to gray skies and light rain in Prescott, Arizona; very unusual for this time of year and this region. After our delicious breakfast of bacon, eggs, and cinnamon rolls we packed...

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    Day 04 - Saturday, May 23, 2007 - Prescott, Arizona, Exploring Prescott and Surrounding Area

    Arizona does not observe Daylight Savings Time so it is light very early and we actually saw the hint of the sun at 6:30. There were a few clouds, but enough blue skies to be...

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    Day 05 - Sunday, May 24, 2009 - Prescott, AZ to Cortez, CO

    We woke up to beautiful blue skies and cool temps (55º). MaryAnn made us another wonderful breakfast and then Jim got out his car washing supplies. We cleaned the car for our trip back home to Colorado...

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    Day 06 - Monday, May 25, 2009 - Cortez, CO over Wolf Creek Pass and I-25 Home to Monument, CO

    We woke up at 7:00, showered, gathered our gear, and packed the car. We slept so well at the Holiday Inn; we knew we could take on the world today,...

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Day 2: Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve

The Preserve was set aside to buffer some of the ecologically sensitive karsts in the area from encroaching neighborhoods. Karsts are caves that feed directly into the Edwards Aquifer below ground.

Because the three caves can be dangerous to hikers and nonprofessional spelunkers, they are...

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