Vacation Travelogue – September 2016

vacation-map-sep-16For the first time in years, actually decades, my wife and I finally took a real vacation. Sure, we’ve done lots of travel over the years, but in these days of widely dispersed families, pretty much all our non-business travel has been to go visit family.

Not that there’s anything wrong with visiting family. We love them, and we love visiting them. But visiting family really cannot be considered as a “real” vacation.

This posting is the central index for a series of six other postings that relate our travelogue of this vacation, including both stories and images from this trip.

In this post, I will give you a quick outline of our trip, and below that will be links to each of the segments of the trip. If you see links in this list that are not yet active, this means I have not yet written and posted that segment, so check back in a few days. If all the links are active, then hooray! I’ve finished.


For this vacation, we decided to go to Colorado and Wyoming, partly because we had never “played tourist” there, and partly because I had two “friends I had never met” (from online forums) in those areas.

Because of various obligations at home, we set our trip to last for 17 days, leaving on September 3 and returning home on September 20.

The places we stayed – our itinerary, more or less, included the following. I’ll go into more details about each of these places in the links below.  Tulsa, Oklahoma; Dodge City, Kansas, Lamar, Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


The following links will become active when I have written the stories and added the photos for each segment.

Segment Dates Destination
Part 1 September 3-5 To Dodge City, KS
Part 2 September 5-7 In Lamar, CO
Part 3 September 7-9 In Colorado Springs
Part 4 September 10-12 in Cheyenne, WY
Part 5 September 12-15 In Jackson Hole
Part 6 September 15-20 The Trip Home


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