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Old 01-17-2013, 02:54 AM   #16
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I love the story about the cinema, how funny that no one used the seat in front of Tracey!!! It's always nice to come back to your home town after living away for a while glad you enjoyed being there. Looking forward to hearing the rest xx
So many people were about to sit in the seat at several points. But the person sitting next to the empty chair would point out the sign and they wouldn't want to try it, just in case. The whole experiment was a rousing success!

It definitely was nice being home for a while. We got a little bored eventually, and not living on our own started to wear on us, but on the whole, it was a really good time. Hope you enjoy the rest of the stories!
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:07 AM   #17
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Colorado looks so beautiful! We really want to visit there on our next trip over as Josh has some family there in Castle Rock... wherever that is.
Ahh it looks so beautiful though!

Your dog is SO CUTE!!! Was totally wondering about the name Stupey Doodle when it kept popping up on instagram. Makes sense though, she sounds hilarious.

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This is a rule for everywhere not just Chuck E Cheese. Good thing you will get your moneys worth from those cups. I see hundreds more Chuck E Cheese outings on the horizon

Good work to Tracy for matching her shirt with the pink elephant. High fives!
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:12 PM   #18
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You are a brave man. After attending on birthday party at Chuck E Cheese, I refused to attend any others (it's now my husband's task) unless they start handing parents a martini and a xanax immediately upon arrival.

Can't wait to see the new posts!
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:57 AM   #19
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Colorado looks so beautiful! We really want to visit there on our next trip over as Josh has some family there in Castle Rock... wherever that is.
Ahh it looks so beautiful though!

Your dog is SO CUTE!!! Was totally wondering about the name Stupey Doodle when it kept popping up on instagram. Makes sense though, she sounds hilarious.


This is a rule for everywhere not just Chuck E Cheese. Good thing you will get your moneys worth from those cups. I see hundreds more Chuck E Cheese outings on the horizon

Good work to Tracy for matching her shirt with the pink elephant. High fives!
Colorado IS beautiful. No denying that one. I'm sure you'll love it when you visit! And bonus: we'll be going through Castle Rock in one of the next updates of this trip report, so you'll be able to get an idea what you're in for.

Glad you can understand Stupey Doodle now. Her hashtag on Instagram has consolidated all her photos in one place now, so we can click through whenever we miss her, which is OFTEN! Getting to have a pet again for a while was another one of the best parts of CO that I miss now that we're here (though we have a bit of a cat situation going on currently, which you'll be able to read all about when I get to it on here...)

I know you'll never believe it, but we haven't been back to Chuck E. Cheese even once since that birthday party! We've actually used the souvenir cup for water in the car several times, and driven by Chuck E. Cheeses with it in the car. Hence, we've almost been tempted to go in and get some free soda. But then we realize you're not even allowed in without a child...

I feel like we realized at the time that Tracy's shirt matched the elephant, but I had completely not noticed it until you pointed it out. Good eye!

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You are a brave man. After attending on birthday party at Chuck E Cheese, I refused to attend any others (it's now my husband's task) unless they start handing parents a martini and a xanax immediately upon arrival.

Can't wait to see the new posts!
I must admit, I certainly wasn't thrilled to be going there, but luckily it was the middle of a weekday, so it wasn't crowded at all. I think if there had been lots of screaming children on top of being Chuck E. Cheese, it would have been too much to handle. It's funny that you mention a martini, however, because I was surprised to learn that they serve beer and wine there. One of Tracy's cousins was wondering if we could have gotten that in our refillable cup.

Glad to have you reading along! Hope you keep enjoying
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:45 AM   #20
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This is so much fun reading about your adventure and move to CA! Each place you've lived have some fun interesting things (New York with Central Park and the raccoons and saying goodbye to your zoo friends and Colorado with the toads and Stupey Doodle). It's so fun living through you and your adventure I moved from Virginia to Central Oregon in Sept 2011 and we had deer coming up to our front porch where you could literally hand feed them. Then moved here to Culver City in June 2012 and have encountered a whole different breed of animals (the L.A. human form) I can't wait to read all about your transition from Colorado to California!
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This is so much fun reading about your adventure and move to CA! Each place you've lived have some fun interesting things (New York with Central Park and the raccoons and saying goodbye to your zoo friends and Colorado with the toads and Stupey Doodle). It's so fun living through you and your adventure I moved from Virginia to Central Oregon in Sept 2011 and we had deer coming up to our front porch where you could literally hand feed them. Then moved here to Culver City in June 2012 and have encountered a whole different breed of animals (the L.A. human form) I can't wait to read all about your transition from Colorado to California!
I'm so glad you're enjoying it! Wait until you hear about all the animal friends we've made in CA... I'm jealous of your deer experiences in OR. I love deer. They're really beautiful animals. And I can CERTAINLY relate to some of the "animals" you've encountered in the L.A. area. We've come across the same thing ourselves...
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AWWw...... What a cute car. I love the decals and Dumbo. It definitely has your touches to it.

Colorado looks great. I'm hoping to get out to Durango in September; and I know that's a bit away from where you are....but I can claim to be in Colorado.
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AWWw...... What a cute car. I love the decals and Dumbo. It definitely has your touches to it.

Colorado looks great. I'm hoping to get out to Durango in September; and I know that's a bit away from where you are....but I can claim to be in Colorado.
Glad you like Dumbo. We're very happy with him! Literally the day we bought and applied the decals, we were parked at Target just outside of Boulder, and the car parked next to us had the Disney family decals as well. Just goes to show we Disney fans are everywhere!

Durango is beautiful! And I'm sure it will be great in September with fall foliage. If you get a chance, I highly recommend the Durango-Silverton railroad. It takes you through some great mountain views. The only time I've been through that area of the state was when I was much younger, and I'd love to go back sometime.
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We made our move to Orange County last year & I'm enjoying reading about your process & progress in moving here. Steve was right about the hatchback. I wish we had more room for hauling stuff especially when trying to find furniture bargains.
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Glad you like Dumbo. We're very happy with him! Literally the day we bought and applied the decals, we were parked at Target just outside of Boulder, and the car parked next to us had the Disney family decals as well. Just goes to show we Disney fans are everywhere!

Durango is beautiful! And I'm sure it will be great in September with fall foliage. If you get a chance, I highly recommend the Durango-Silverton railroad. It takes you through some great mountain views. The only time I've been through that area of the state was when I was much younger, and I'd love to go back sometime.
It's on my list! I only hope the train is running when we are there.
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We made our move to Orange County last year & I'm enjoying reading about your process & progress in moving here. Steve was right about the hatchback. I wish we had more room for hauling stuff especially when trying to find furniture bargains.
Glad to have another recent OC transplant reading along! Honestly, I can't imagine what we would have done without a hatchback. You'll see the way our car was loaded up for the move pretty soon, but we could NEVER have done it without all our storage space. It's also come in quite handy as we bought lots of furniture off Craigslist.

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It's on my list! I only hope the train is running when we are there.
Hope so too! I know it was spring the time I did it, so I have no idea when it runs in the autumn...
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Marvelous story telling! I can't wait until the next chapter!
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Poor simple Duffy, always a bit out of the loop...

Your pictures are so beautiful! Sounds like such a great mini roadtrip in Dumbo.
Awwh those dogs are all so cute and the puppies are ridiculously adorable!!

ugh a 45 minute wait for pizza is ridiculous! I guess they did mean the name literally?
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Someday, I'm going to make it out to Pike's Peak and Garden of the Gods. I just have to work out which trip!

How lovely to have that trip for your first road trip in the new car.

Thanks for sharing.
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I am moving over after reading your other trip reports. I'm also anxiously waiting for when you arrive in Anaheim. I want to hear more about those adventures.

Those 2 little puppies were adorable, I think I would have had to adopt one if they weren't already spoken for.

Wait a minute, your allergic to dogs but such an animal lover?? That stinks.
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