Road Trip 2016 Day 2…8/9/16

Day 2 – We left Grand Junction headed for Colorado Springs, CO via the scenic route that adds about an extra hour going through Aspen.Now we can say we’ve been to Apen. Narrow streets, tons of people everywhere even during the summer and there’s a lot of money in that town. Lots of private jets at the airport and even a Gucci store.

It is a nice and cute little town and probably fun to wander but we are on a mission to get to Colorado Springs and Aspen looks just like one of the “tourist traps” that’s a bit over priced for the average person. (Meant with no disrespect just not our thing.)

When you leave Aspen heading to Colorado Springs you get to see some beautiful mountain scenery, some streams and little waterfalls and maybe even a deer or two along the way. The pass is limited to vehicles under 35ft in length and it narrows greatly with speed limits varying but 35-40 most of it as there’s several switchbacks, turns and curves.

just a small stretch of the road

It is scenic and now we can say we’ve been through Aspen. After living in the Bitterroot Valley in Montana, and a couple years in British Columbia it was very comparable and just like back home. If you are NOT use to the Mountains, the back country…then by all means take the scenic route through Aspen as it is beautiful.

We decided it was time for lunch and found a nice place along our route. Definately recommend. Two patios one on the front off of the highway and one in the back. The Hamburgers were delicious, hand made and good quality meat not a fast food joint!! Buena Vista was the little town.

Travel and experience new things wether it’s just down the street in your hometown, neighboring towns or going cross country. There is beauty and adventures everywhere!! The world has so much to offer if we just look around and take the time to experience and see new things! Will write more in Part 2 of Day 2…..Thanks for reading my thoughts…….Robin Robinson

Road Trip 2016 Day 3…8/10/16 CO to Jacksonville, IL

Got up super early and were in the car by 5:30 am and on the road leaving Colorado Springs behind with the destination of Jacksonville, IL.  Over 700 miles to drive in one day to put us closer to our destination for the weekend.Green….Green…More Green….How many shades of green can one see in over 700 miles through Colorado, Kansas & Illinois and how many ears of corn are in an average size field?!?! Too many to count!!! If you can’t find me I’m somewhere in the corn field……LoL

When we went through Kansas
we were on the constant lookout for Toto, Dorothy and the Wicked Witch!! Luckily they were NO where to be found so the storms stayed away but somehow we never did find the Yellow Brook Road!Really NOT a whole lot to say about Day 3 as we only stopped for gas and potty breaks as we had a lot of miles to cover to get us closer to our final destination of day 4-7!! The scenery was just lots of green fields, trees and not really anything to brag about. No Mountains, no changing scenery that really even picture worthy unless I had time to stop for pictures of old buildings.

Jacksonville, IL appears to be a bit of a little bit town. For us the cell reception was almost completely obsolete and no data service available until we connected to the hotel. Now onto day 4 with a much more exciting and fun day planned once we arrive!! 

If you can….Travel as often as possible, roam our beautiful countryside here in the United States, your homeland or anywhere else you can. Experiencing new things always helps me to appreciate what I already have even more, it helps me to relax a little and gives me time to admire new things and held me to reflect a little on my own life. Find your inner peace…find what truly makes you happy from the inside out….don’t get stuck or stay stuck within your little bubble….GET OUT and do some things for Yourself and experience Life before it’s too late!!! Thanks for reading my thoughts……..Robin Robinson

Road Trip August 2016

ROAD TRIP…..where will our adventure lead and whom shall we meet along the way?!?! Hmmm…..Leaving a day early!!Hubby  just loves to make me rush as I had 4hrs to do laundry, pack everything and make sure everything else was squared away!! LoL Took a little over 4hrs and last load in laundry and just gonna have to sit there!! LoL I will post some pictures of our adventure the next few weeks but for now OPSEC is being used…. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Take an adventure every chance you get! It may be a once in a lifetime opportunity!! Travel, see things, experience things and think bigger than where you are right now!! Follow your dreams, make mistakes, leave no stone unturned and LIVE the Life of Adventure with NO Regrets!! DO and Experience things before it’s too late, before you run out of time and there just may be no tomorrow!! Thanks for reading my thoughts……….Robin Robinson

Road Trip 2016 Day 2…8/9/16

Day 2 – We left Grand Junction headed for Colorado Springs, CO via the scenic route that adds about an extra hour going through Aspen.Now we can say we’ve been to Apen. Narrow streets, tons of people everywhere even during the summer and there’s a lot of money in that town. Lots of private jets at the airport and even a Gucci store.

It is a nice and cute little town and probably fun to wander but we are on a mission to get to Colorado Springs and Aspen looks just like one of the “tourist traps” that’s a bit over priced for the average person. (Meant with no disrespect just not our thing.)

When you leave Aspen heading to Colorado Springs you get to see some beautiful mountain scenery, some streams and little waterfalls and maybe even a deer or two along the way. The pass is limited to vehicles under 35ft in length and it narrows greatly with speed limits varying but 35-40 most of it as there’s several switchbacks, turns and curves. 

just a small stretch of the road


It is scenic and now we can say we’ve been through Aspen. After living in the Bitterroot Valley in Montana, and a couple years in British Columbia it was very comparable and just like back home. If you are NOT use to the Mountains, the back country…then by all means take the scenic route through Aspen as it is beautiful.

We decided it was time for lunch and found a nice place along our route. Definately recommend. Two patios one on the front off of the highway and one in the back. The Hamburgers were delicious, hand made and good quality meat not a fast food joint!! Buena Vista was the little town.

Travel and experience new things wether it’s just down the street in your hometown, neighboring towns or going cross country. There is beauty and adventures everywhere!! The world has so much to offer if we just look around and take the time to experience and see new things! Will write more in Part 2 of Day 2…..Thanks for reading my thoughts…….Robin Robinson

Road Trip August 2016

ROAD TRIP…..where will our adventure lead and whom shall we meet along the way?!?! Hmmm…..Leaving a day early!!Hubby  just loves to make me rush as I had 4hrs to do laundry, pack everything and make sure everything else was squared away!! LoL Took a little over 4hrs and last load in laundry and just gonna have to sit there!! LoL I will post some pictures of our adventure the next few weeks but for now OPSEC is being used…. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Take an adventure every chance you get! It may be a once in a lifetime opportunity!! Travel, see things, experience things and think bigger than where you are right now!! Follow your dreams, make mistakes, leave no stone unturned and LIVE the Life of Adventure with NO Regrets!! DO and Experience things before it’s too late, before you run out of time and there just may be no tomorrow!! Thanks for reading my thoughts……….Robin Robinson

Casa Blanca Resort…Mesquite, NV 10/11/15

Watching some football, sipping on a cocktail surrounded by noises fluttering all around!! 

 I can hear music from the overhead speakers, slot machines jingling, chips from poker tables clinking, the occasional cheering and claps of wins big or small, conversations of various topics everywhere, the iconic sound of “cocktails, do you need a cocktail” being blurted out in hopes to serve you any kind of beverage. 

I have people to my right, left and in front of me betting on the horse races and the nfl games, a few are just watching the nfl games like us without betting…… 

Behind me players are at various gambling tables and people beyond everywhere playing the slots. 

It is NOT a huge hustle and bustle here as it is in Vegas. Here at the Casa Blanca in Mesquite, NV it is just laid back and things seem to be at a much slower pace, a lot less people and more friendly faces. We splurged for brunch ….. Hebrew Nation all beef hotdogs for a whole .75 each!!! 

  

After the Bears & Seahawks games are over we are headed to lunch with the boys and I can hear the pool and sunshine calling out to me!! 

One last day to enjoy the beautiful warmth of the area before heading back home to Montana!! Life is good, remember that things aren’t always what they seem and are NOT always easy but everything always works out in the end!!! Thanks for reading my thoughts…..Robin Robinson

Harrahs LV and my bad luck..LOL

I absolutely have the best luck in the world!!! Wandering around Vegas spending a $5 here and there…..find a machine to play with my winning ticket of $17.50 and guess what?!?! NOTHING!!!  
The damn machine gets stuck and been sitting here for 1/2 hr…..it has been reset a couple of times…a tech even went to the machine I cashed out to verify my $17.50 ticket then reaffirmed that I did indeed stick it into this machine. Now still here waiting for a “Cert. Tech” to fix and still cannot figure out what’s going on!!! LOL Bad luck is better than NO luck at all!!! LOL ๐Ÿ˜ŠThanks for reading my thoughts……Robin Robinson