Muffy's Blog

Not Getting Buffaloed in North Platte

Earlier in our Summer adventure after driving past miles of cornfields and grain elevators from Sterling, Colorado, we crossed the southwest border of Nebraska and arrived in North Platte. We spent the night at an RV campsite by a lake on I 80. It was a welcome relief after two nights with no showers and no water!

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Ponying Up to St. Joseph

Having left Lincoln, Nebraska and continuing southeast, we camped for two nights at Indian Cave State Park. The park is known for its large limestone cave and the remains of a 19th century ghost town called St. Deroin, that prospered before the Missouri River decided to expand and take a part of the town with it.

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“Golden Gator” is Done!

Sometimes people ask me “How long did it take you to create a painting like this”? Often I would like to say a set number, but in reality this process to paint with wax and dye on silk has been a lifelong learning experience. In this painting there were over 5 hours just to get my drawing on to the silk, then another 15 hours of waxing and dying the piece; 30 minutes to remove the wax.

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A Capitol Idea!

As we headed east, we traveled through the state of Nebraska passing mile upon mile of cornfields—I have never seen so many in my life! No wonder they call Nebraska “The Cornhusker State”’. After several days camping in state campgrounds in the middle of nowhere, we decided we needed to experience civilization.

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Loving Sculpture in Loveland

Sadly leaving Estes Park we headed east on US 34 through winding canyons along the Big Thompson River until we reached the City of Loveland, Colorado. I had last passed through Loveland about 20 years ago when I was investigating job opportunities at the Boulder Daily Camera newspaper(how the world has changed).

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A Rocky Mountain High

Leaving my friend in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, it was time to continue east.
We headed over Rabbit Ears Pass through the city of Kremmling fueled up in the town of Granby had lunch at the Granby Garage Roadhouse. It was a rainy day and the skies were gray. We headed through the beautiful town of Grand Lake to the western entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park.

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