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Re: travel thread
« Reply #15825 on: September 14, 2023, 08:35:54 PM »
All I saw was sage brush, antelopes and broken dreams driving from Cheyenne to Centennial. The breweries were terrible and the food was bland. Other than that it was not bad.
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #15826 on: September 14, 2023, 08:47:00 PM »
Colorado Mountain towns? What is this the 90's/00's?!?

All the cool kids have migrated up to Wyoming (Encampment/Saratoga) but you have to remember to mention you are from Kansas. If they find out you are there from Colorado they will CUT you just enough so you don't die and tell you spread the word that Coloradan's are not welcome there.

the town itself was pretty uninteresting, but i drove through north park a year or two ago and thought it was a pretty unique and amazing area.  i dunno about permanent residence, but i could see developing a habit of annually migrating to that area.
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #15827 on: September 14, 2023, 08:49:24 PM »
Leadville

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #15828 on: September 14, 2023, 09:14:00 PM »
During Covid 2020ish I legit thought about selling my KC house and buying some house in Encampment (lol) or Saratoga (L O L) thinking I could break even.....long story short even 3 years ago my house in OP was worth less than what I would pay for a shittier house in WY.

Eventually I decided if I wanted to trade houses it would have to be in this lovely old coal mining town about 1 hr away from where I wanted to be.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #15829 on: September 14, 2023, 10:39:47 PM »
Leadville
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #15830 on: September 15, 2023, 07:58:58 AM »
Wyoming is ass, just spent time there.  Idaho > Wyoming by a pretty wide margin.

I 100% agree with you, no one should ever go to southeast Wyoming which is exactly the same as Colorado but totally not as cool. You should definitely go to the snake river valley and leave WY for the poors.
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #15831 on: September 15, 2023, 08:21:05 AM »
I've only been through Leadville a couple of times but have a friend who transplanted from Breck and seems to love it

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #15833 on: September 15, 2023, 09:43:27 AM »
Doesn't take many beers to get mumped up in Leadville.  At least that's what my Canadian friend experienced.
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #15834 on: September 15, 2023, 10:54:28 AM »
Any Austin pro tips? Going to be spending a few days there this weekend and I've never been.

Terry Black's is worth the wait. I think of their beef ribs almost every day.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #15835 on: September 15, 2023, 10:56:43 AM »
Peached Tortilla and Anthem are both very good restaurants. 

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #15836 on: September 15, 2023, 11:14:34 AM »
Colorado Mountain towns? What is this the 90's/00's?!?

All the cool kids have migrated up to Wyoming (Encampment/Saratoga) but you have to remember to mention you are from Kansas. If they find out you are there from Colorado they will CUT you just enough so you don't die and tell you spread the word that Coloradan's are not welcome there.

the town itself was pretty uninteresting, but i drove through north park a year or two ago and thought it was a pretty unique and amazing area.  i dunno about permanent residence, but i could see developing a habit of annually migrating to that area.
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #15837 on: September 15, 2023, 12:33:03 PM »
Colorado Mountain towns? What is this the 90's/00's?!?

All the cool kids have migrated up to Wyoming (Encampment/Saratoga) but you have to remember to mention you are from Kansas. If they find out you are there from Colorado they will CUT you just enough so you don't die and tell you spread the word that Coloradan's are not welcome there.
Pretty fun nugget considering how Coloradans feel about Californians

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« Reply #15838 on: September 15, 2023, 01:12:53 PM »
Colorado Mountain towns? What is this the 90's/00's?!?

All the cool kids have migrated up to Wyoming (Encampment/Saratoga) but you have to remember to mention you are from Kansas. If they find out you are there from Colorado they will CUT you just enough so you don't die and tell you spread the word that Coloradan's are not welcome there.

the town itself was pretty uninteresting, but i drove through north park a year or two ago and thought it was a pretty unique and amazing area.  i dunno about permanent residence, but i could see developing a habit of annually migrating to that area.
Late to the party but Gunnison or Lake City are my choices

Lake City is awesome, but I'm not sure about living there.

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« Reply #15839 on: September 15, 2023, 01:15:41 PM »
Family Trip will be to Yellowstone and the surrounding area next year. I've been before but I was 12.  We're looking at getting an Air Bnb outside the north entrance near Gardiner. HOWEVER, the more I think about it the more I think maybe we should get a house near the south entrance so we're closer to the Grand Tetons and then we can do both and not have to drive forever. But I like that the north entrance is less tourist-y.

Any dos/don'ts/pro tips/nuggets/hacks/ or suggestos are appreciated.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #15840 on: September 15, 2023, 02:09:46 PM »
Do: have a good time
Don't: get eaten by a bear

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Re: travel thread
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« Reply #15842 on: September 15, 2023, 04:20:35 PM »
Colorado Mountain towns? What is this the 90's/00's?!?

All the cool kids have migrated up to Wyoming (Encampment/Saratoga) but you have to remember to mention you are from Kansas. If they find out you are there from Colorado they will CUT you just enough so you don't die and tell you spread the word that Coloradan's are not welcome there.

the town itself was pretty uninteresting, but i drove through north park a year or two ago and thought it was a pretty unique and amazing area.  i dunno about permanent residence, but i could see developing a habit of annually migrating to that area.
Late to the party but Gunnison or Lake City are my choices

Lake City is awesome, but I'm not sure about living there.
Yeah Lake City pop is like less than 500. For comparo, Leadville is like 2500.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #15843 on: September 15, 2023, 04:22:06 PM »
I never know these, but I do know the famous carpet.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #15844 on: September 15, 2023, 04:30:51 PM »
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #15845 on: September 15, 2023, 04:31:58 PM »
I never know these, but I do know the famous carpet.

I saw a guy with the pattern on a shirt the other day

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #15846 on: September 15, 2023, 04:43:10 PM »
It looks southeastern, like there may be rocking chairs just out of frame, rocking too

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #15847 on: September 17, 2023, 09:47:51 PM »
Family Trip will be to Yellowstone and the surrounding area next year. I've been before but I was 12.  We're looking at getting an Air Bnb outside the north entrance near Gardiner. HOWEVER, the more I think about it the more I think maybe we should get a house near the south entrance so we're closer to the Grand Tetons and then we can do both and not have to drive forever. But I like that the north entrance is less tourist-y.

Any dos/don'ts/pro tips/nuggets/hacks/ or suggestos are appreciated.

I think mocat posted some great reviews/recommendations on here or the VQ thread a few times.  Search for those. 

Yellowstone is huge and you’re going to drive a ton regardless.  I’d recommend tacking the Tetons onto the front or back end and stay a night or two down there rather than trying to do it as a day trip from Yellowstone.

Main attractions will be swamped mid-day.  Go out early, siesta midday, and then go back out late afternoon to avoid the biggest crowds.  Plus the views are just that much better when you see the steam rising in the early/late light.  Staying in the park makes this a lot easier.

Definitely get up ridiculously early and drive to Lamar valley for wildlife viewing.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #15848 on: September 20, 2023, 04:17:20 PM »
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #15849 on: September 20, 2023, 04:23:40 PM »
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