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January 18, 2020


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  • Reply Hoss January 14, 2020 at 12:30 am

    Boy glad ya got a video out 😳. Had a lot of venison burgers running around. Chad, how do you like the truck. Its about time for me to look. Looks nice. I have a 07 Ram 3500 now. Sorry ya couldn't get out for a putt more,but its more than me ha ha.I'm in Pa. Lol. Love the videos guys.

  • Reply manfred schlenkrich January 14, 2020 at 12:31 am

    glad you enjoyed we loved it

  • Reply Eat Sleep RV Repeat January 14, 2020 at 12:40 am

    We love kayaking. We started with a tandem hard kayak then moved into an Intex tandem inflatable. Now we have 2 single, inflatable Coleman kayaks.
    One thing I do is inflate the kayaks the day before. That way when I get there I'm ready to get in the way & I have more energy.
    We love how complete and informative your vids are.
    Lou & Angie 💚❤

  • Reply Free2Roam January 14, 2020 at 12:42 am

    absolutely amazing video. Loved going on this with you guys. Gorgeous scenery

  • Reply LeAnne Byrd January 14, 2020 at 12:55 am

    Loved this video. We were there last July. We stayed at the Cortez KOA and went out to monument valley and back once again to Mesa Verde
    Y’all mentioned the million dollar highway and it would be a great ride on a motorcycle. We stay in Silverton nearly every summer and ride out of the camp into the high country on our utv.

  • Reply Earl Slater January 14, 2020 at 12:59 am

    We opted for the waist PFD's. Coast Guard approved and much more comfortable. Can be inflated with gas cylinder (single usage) or simply blown up (or for adding air pressure if needed). Slip over your head for same fit if in the water. These seem fine unless you are doing white water stuff – which I'm not!

  • Reply Ghost Guy68 January 14, 2020 at 12:59 am

    Wow what amazing place beautiful! Great camera work btw! We love following you guys through all your adventures and you help us build our bucket list!!

  • Reply Sandia January 14, 2020 at 1:07 am

    Love that tour thru Mesa Verde, we have been to Durango 3 times, love that part of Colorado. The Million dollar highway is really beautiful if you ever get back up there. The Durango Silverton RR is a must as well.

  • Reply The Campoholics January 14, 2020 at 1:33 am

    Outstanding tour, so majestic!

  • Reply Harley Bagger January 14, 2020 at 1:36 am

    Nicely done.

  • Reply GForceFitness1 January 14, 2020 at 1:42 am

    We did a 6 week trip out west in September-October 2017 and visited many of the places you're covering in your videos. Mesa Verde was one of the highlights for us and we were completely blown away by how awesome it is there. We only had one day there and also did the Balcony House tour, but we'll definitely be going back and will do the other tours. Cliff Palace looks unbelievable and I enjoyed seeing the footage you captured. I recently discovered your channel and love your content. My hubby is retiring in two years and we're also planning to go RVing full time. Your channel has been very helpful as we prepare for that adventure. Cheers!

  • Reply Roy H January 14, 2020 at 1:49 am

    Cliff dwelling is easy for you to say!!  Hard to beat CO for any riding. So beautiful anywhere you go. Have you been in an area where the temps have dropped and you needed to keep the water from freezing?  If so, would heat tapes do the trick?  Thanks again for the video.

  • Reply Chris Smith January 14, 2020 at 1:50 am

    Rain-X on the truck windshield?

  • Reply nightfall22 January 14, 2020 at 1:51 am

    First 5 seconds of the video I, wondering if they supply a jet pack or a teleporter of some kind lol

  • Reply Restless Wheels RVing January 14, 2020 at 1:53 am

    We go to Mesa Verde this year. We are so excited to see the cwiff dwellings. Damn it, it's even hard to type! Really enjoy your vids.

  • Reply Rob&Cathy Frint January 14, 2020 at 1:56 am

    Another fantastic video my wife and I enjoyed it! Are launch date is just around the corner my wife has 75 work days left before retirement then we be full timers for the first time. We went to the RV show last end in Milwaukee Wisconsin to make sure the RV we are picking out is the one for us Grand Design Reflection 315 we love it! We have a question we seen you received a package in your video how do you arrange getting then like from amazon?

  • Reply Peter Menor January 14, 2020 at 1:57 am

    Great video. Outstanding job. We visited Mesa Verde but did not do any tours. Next time. Thanks for sharing. We watch all your work. Very impressive.

  • Reply jiml40 January 14, 2020 at 1:59 am

    Even if you pronounce Pueblo??? Correctly there’s a debate especially by native Indians who/what they were called.

  • Reply Gilbert Hernandez January 14, 2020 at 2:06 am

    From SURPRISE, AZ – Gotta love them ladders! “Cwiff dwellings!” 😉

  • Reply Wayne Hendrickson January 14, 2020 at 2:09 am

    I loved this video. I shared your video to several people. Would love to do what you are doing

  • Reply Bert Kelly January 14, 2020 at 2:12 am

    I guess you guys got your exercise for the month in one hour. : )

  • Reply Patricia Finn January 14, 2020 at 2:36 am

    Great video but it doesn't do justice to being there. Thanks for sharing the journey. OMG! The two cutest puppies ever – Daisy and Peanut. Made my day a happy one. 😊

  • Reply Cheyenne Dendy January 14, 2020 at 2:36 am

    The one thing y’all didn’t mention was the sleeping Ute mountain which is one of my favorite parts of Cortez. When the light hits it right it looks like a sleeping chief.

  • Reply K Math January 14, 2020 at 3:01 am

    Great job, next time you are back in Colorado let me know maybe we could go on a motorcycle ride up Pikes Peak

  • Reply Faith In Christ January 14, 2020 at 3:11 am

    The folding kayak- does it count as a water craft and need inspection when you cross state lines?

  • Reply Jeff Looney January 14, 2020 at 3:17 am

    Another great video!! Really wonderful places, amazing. Thank you again.

  • Reply Matthew January 14, 2020 at 3:18 am

    I love this video you two and the outtakes are fantastic as always! Lol 🙂 You two are my favorite YouTubers.

  • Reply Life, on OUR time January 14, 2020 at 3:23 am

    Very cool tour. The Cliff Palace looks so amazing!!

    Did you like the kayak? Enough room, stable?

  • Reply William Lefler January 14, 2020 at 3:34 am

    Love the sound track! We are the same size rig with a Harley-Davidson trike and am looking forward to the season 2020 to view the surrounding areas! My wife named the rig “Tigger”,so the trike had to be named “Piglet”…

  • Reply Doug McLean January 14, 2020 at 3:35 am

    As always, another GREAT video… 🙂 I've never been to Mesa Verde, but now thanks to you two, it's on my bucket list !!!!! It looks awesome.

  • Reply Michael Thompson January 14, 2020 at 3:40 am

    Great video loved it can’t wait to see it in person awesome, beautiful, area !

  • Reply William Lefler January 14, 2020 at 3:45 am

    Bob and weave! Miss the deer! Nailed the sound track once again! PS:you guys rock!!!

  • Reply William Lefler January 14, 2020 at 3:59 am

    So Many ladders!!

  • Reply Gary Nichols January 14, 2020 at 4:35 am

    I camped for 4 nights at Mesa Verde in June with no problems navigating the campground. But I am only in a 30' class A.

  • Reply Tye January 14, 2020 at 4:39 am

    I remember going there as a kid and was freaked out climbing those ladders
    Did chad sing the silverton song in Durango?

  • Reply nightfall22 January 14, 2020 at 4:42 am

    LOL Mother Nature hahahahaha

  • Reply nightfall22 January 14, 2020 at 4:43 am

    This video was sooooo amazing! Such beauty. I just add this to my list! Thank you for showing us

  • Reply Troy January 14, 2020 at 4:53 am

    53 is definately shorts weather!

  • Reply Wayne Siminski January 14, 2020 at 5:15 am

    Those cliff dwellings are incredible. I love places like that where you get to climb around and be surrounded by beauty and nature. Good for you Tara for being a trooper and getting to experience all that. Great stuff guys. Thanks.

  • Reply Myles Hansel January 14, 2020 at 5:16 am

    Another amazing video

  • Reply augie bracero January 14, 2020 at 5:23 am

    Really enjoying the travel and ride video recaps. Shows you don't always need an RV to get out and see the US.

  • Reply Thin Blue Lane January 14, 2020 at 5:29 am

    Love you guys! Your editing skills are amazing!

  • Reply david williams January 14, 2020 at 5:33 am

    Great video. Should get a Grammy Gila Forest in New Mexico is good too

  • Reply Arch Stanton January 14, 2020 at 5:35 am

    What a great video. That place has always pulled at me, now it is on the bucket list. Looking forward to Moab. The off road deal is our thing. We have a Rzr Turbo S…

  • Reply Tom Austin January 14, 2020 at 5:54 am

    Love y’all’s YouTube channel guys ❤️😎🌎🎥 y’all find the best places to camp 🚌😊 I hope to hit the road this year. Fixing up the house to sell and replacing RV soon to allow my adult kids to join me occasionally. Looking forward to exploring n hiking the west. 👍🌎😊 thanks for sharing and safe travels

  • Reply Following the Fitchs January 14, 2020 at 6:01 am

    Glad the video finally uploaded!

  • Reply RV Traveling MIA Researcher January 14, 2020 at 6:19 am

    Great video! I’m just north of there in Grand Junction. Too bad you didn’t ride the train from Durango to Silverton. Silverton is an amazing historic gold/silver mining town with a lot to look at. Keep em coming and hope to meet up on the road someday!

  • Reply Brent Johnson January 14, 2020 at 7:11 am

    Happy New Year and welcome to the new decade. I have been on the road so haven’t been able to keep up with you guys. You would be proud of me – we just went to Minnesota from Texas by way of North Carolina. Haha. Straight lines are boring. We must explore many places while we can!! Thanks for another great video.

  • Reply jwrappuhn71 January 14, 2020 at 7:21 am

    Good vid ya'll.

  • Reply John T January 14, 2020 at 8:14 am

    Another great job on the video guys and I know how much work and time, the editing will devour before a nice finished product is ready for release…. so BRAVO. I'm trying to get my sh#$%t together (mostly VA benies lined up) so I can get out there with you. I had a few major setback on this adventure I had planned a few years ago… like a hit and run driver took me out on my Harley and caused too much to go into here n now (fear not I will not make you suffer through that). I also was forced to close mu business and lost 1/2 of my planned retirement income. But I believe that you must just learn to suck it up switch gears (change lanes? lol) and buggy on down that road. So I will be hitting it with an older class A (28 ft) and trailer, with my Road King. I am leaning toward adding an e Bike as well (for a quick trip to store or some other mini-emergency?) Which leads me to what I want to ask (apologize for this rambling). Have you guys experienced any parks that were not Harley friendly, (Another reason for the e bike) Sorry for this long message I'm sure you already have a workload of msgs to go through!! AGAIN..GREAT JOB!! KEEP IT UP!! Thanks for any tips on Harley.

  • Reply Ricky Breaux January 14, 2020 at 8:27 am

    Went to Mesa verda this past sept 2019. We were amazed!! Love that park!

  • Reply julius hafsteinsson January 14, 2020 at 9:26 am

    cool

  • Reply Jay Long January 14, 2020 at 10:28 am

    There is also a high point on the way up to Mesa Verde that you can see out over 3 states for miles and miles….

  • Reply Rory Bacote January 14, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    HAPPY NEW LOOKS LIKE FUN AND GOOD EXPERIENCE !!

  • Reply SmartTrayLock TV January 14, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    I went to Mesa Verde 40+ years ago and I still remember that trip. Yup, truly a memorable trip.

  • Reply Joel Schneekloth January 14, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Many of the high mountain roads in Colorado are the most enjoyable from Mid June to early September. Before or after that can be iffy. Snow can happen any month of the year at those elevations.

  • Reply Mtns Are Calling January 14, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Thank you for giving the dates, park review, distances, and honest opinions. You guys are my fav you tube channel!

  • Reply 777 burro January 14, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Going to telluride is a pretty ride!

  • Reply Jacqui Zink January 14, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Nice post on Mesa Verde and the outstanding RV park. Regarding the opinion that the park should have more hookups; there were no big rigs when national park campgrounds were built and it is too high an expectation to say they should fit big rigs and have full hookups. 15 full hookups in a national park is great, they do not have the budget to remodel all their campgrounds because there are these huge rigs that want to be plugged in.

  • Reply Lorraine Hutchens January 14, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    I'm from Colo, been in Texas for 27 years. thank you for going and letting me see my mountains. yall are awesome

  • Reply David January 14, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    It's in the 80's in Cedar Key FL where I'm parked.

  • Reply Angel Torres January 14, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Don't mess with the birds, they retaliate by pooping on something clean or on someone 😆😆😆

  • Reply HarleysDinersRides January 14, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Great video, this is definitely a place to visit, People from Ontario CA, it's warm at -7 Thanks

  • Reply Andy Sukosd January 14, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Love you guys

  • Reply Brent Bushman January 15, 2020 at 12:01 am

    Hey Tara, we are getting ready to go full time and I’m concerned about finding people thAt can color / cut my hair. Any suggestions? What do you do?

  • Reply Cory Christensen January 15, 2020 at 12:29 am

    Winter stayed a little longer here in Colorado. We had snow on June 23rd. I love the Durango area.

  • Reply Joe crepin January 15, 2020 at 1:36 am

    Great Episode guys and if there’s only one thing we learned to is that Tara hates bad weather. Lol

  • Reply jet0577 January 15, 2020 at 3:01 am

    Need to check out Blue Water RV resort on Galveston Island near Freeport TX. Brand new. Opened in May 2019. Use to be a runway they said. And it's across the street from their private beach. They have a YouTube video of the part. It's very nice

  • Reply Mark Wandrey January 15, 2020 at 3:27 am

    You guys got in that kayak, with the cold water, and all I could think was "I hope they brought dry clothes in the truck."

  • Reply gottafly30 January 15, 2020 at 3:28 am

    most of these inflatables can be filled really fast with a small shop vac…. just stop somewhere near put in that has an outlet .. great vid

  • Reply Bob Shaw January 15, 2020 at 3:56 am

    Suggestion when your looking for a place to eat ask the local people about places to eat . Does Lucille slow down at all on steep hills ? Chad & Tara may I ask how long ya's have been married ? I love Colorado it's a beautiful state . When I was in the Air Force I went to Tech school @Lowry Air Force Base in Denver . I also drove out to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs . It is so beautiful there & the setting it's in is quite beautiful . If you get a chance it's well worth the drive there & back again . The cliff dwellings were amazing . Was it hard to breathe at the7,000 foot elevation ?

  • Reply Dee Jay January 15, 2020 at 4:34 am

    Once again…another great video you two! Beautiful scenery out there…Mesa Verde is on the 'bucket list'!! Tip: How do we pick a place to eat, when we don't know where to stop at? When in doubt…Go to the place that has the most motorcycles parked out in front of it!! Works every time! Bikers always stop where the food is good, and the beverages are cold.

  • Reply casper3380 January 15, 2020 at 4:38 am

    Snow in May, welcome to Colorado. The weather in this state is very unique. Been in Cortez 36 years. Seen snow 11 months out of 12 and 8 inches in June. Mesa Verde is a great park. Been there countless times and go yearly. The million dollar highway on a motorcycle is gorgeous. Scary in spots but a very nice ride.

  • Reply Richard Givens January 15, 2020 at 6:37 am

    Outstanding. We visited Cliff Palace years ago. I think we saw more from your video. <3

  • Reply Tina Williams January 15, 2020 at 6:44 am

    Thanks for all the work you do. This is a great channel!

  • Reply Armor of God January 15, 2020 at 8:10 am

    Yall are fun! Thanks for the tour 😁

  • Reply garywaggoner1953 January 15, 2020 at 11:13 am

    The cliff dwellers were Anasazi Indians. The loose translation is enemy of The Peoples, peoples being The Navajo People

  • Reply Green Snapper January 15, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Thank You & BE SAFE !!

  • Reply ORLAND HUGHES January 15, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    So you spend $100 on a life jacket and it ends up covering your feet ?? Shame on you. My wife and I had a business in Mancos about 7 miles East of Mesa Verde will be end of June before it warms up then end of August starts freezeing again

  • Reply Dive Bar Casanova January 15, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Often campground info won’t mention ATV access to trails or riding areas.
    It would be cool if you would include that in your takes and tales for those of us with toy haulers.

  • Reply Garret Lewis January 15, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Watching your video got my wife and I interested in a possible trip there. Probably will not happen for quite some time as we both work and live in Virginia. Anyway, I was looking at the NPS website and saw some information about the campground you may be interested in because you made a comment about it in your video. From the Morefield Campground (inside Mesa Verde) website, "NOTE: Morefield RV & Campground does not allow RV's longer than 46'."

  • Reply Karen Wilson January 15, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Your videos are such an inspiration. I can’t wait to sell my farm and get on the road 😊

  • Reply iswatman January 15, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Whis is Quiff?

  • Reply Robert Coe January 16, 2020 at 12:26 am

    Just wanted to say my wife and I love you two and your story.

  • Reply Ernest Feltman January 16, 2020 at 1:52 am

    I went there in 2017 in August. I think your video is awesome. It is truly a special place. I think your video makes it look a little rougher than it actually is. Maybe rougher is not the right word scarer than it actually is. I was 66 years old at the time. I only went to the cliff palace tour so I can see why you all were out of breath. Nice job.

  • Reply Libby Olson January 16, 2020 at 3:26 am

    I was sure that bird would top it off with a poop dropping! Thankfully it didn’t happen!
    Loved the cliff dwellings! I always thought they were further south…if I lived there I’d want to Snowbird in the winters. A house with only a fireplace is not place to call home in the mountains’ winters!

  • Reply Ron Terry January 16, 2020 at 5:52 am

    Sounds like you just missed the Iron Horse Classic bike race in Durango. It is held every Memorial Day weekend and is quite a party. It is organized around the main bike race that goes from Durango to Silverton but there are a number of other events like a mountain bike race and a criterion. I know you guys are more into “motor powered” cycles than the human powered variety that this event is based around but it is a really fun weekend and is worth returning for. We will be riding the main ride this year. I hope it’s warmer that last year! 🙂

  • Reply Formula Firebird January 16, 2020 at 6:22 am

    "Momentum Dwelling" < There I said it!! 🙂

  • Reply hooahextreme January 16, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    What a great place. Last summer we spent 3 weeks traveling to all the national parks and monuments in Colorado. We really enjoyed the southwest corner. We stayed at the RV park that is right across the highway from Mesa Verde. Our first night was Walmart docking- we were entertained by a high speed police chase through the parking lot.

  • Reply Seabee Vet January 16, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    OMG, your out takes are HILARIOUS!!!!  so how did you like the kayak? BTW,  you know you can't go out on the water without refreshments (of your choice) and a snack!!!

  • Reply gratefullou January 16, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    C'mon, It's only May 29th on the mesa! Of courser it's cold! lol

  • Reply Traveling Trekez January 17, 2020 at 1:01 am

    Watch this whole video from beginning to end. This was very educational!

  • Reply Patricia Meinke January 17, 2020 at 3:45 am

    Hi Tara and Chad, Great video!!!! We want to see Colorado sometime, but I unfortunately couldn't take the tours you took. Thank you for sharing your experiences!!! We just bought 2 acres of land in Deeth, NV in Elko county back in July 2019. We have a view of the Ruby mountains. There was snow on those mountains until the end of August. 😊 Beautiful views all summer. If you ever come to northern Nevada (Elko area), please feel free to come stay with us. We have full hookups on the property. We'd love to meet you both!!! Pat & Paul Meinke 😊

  • Reply We Can Explore It January 17, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    I love Mesa Verde! Glad you guys were able to get the bike out while you were there! We did camp there and really liked it but our rig was only 28’ at the time and yes it was tight. It was a really neat place though. Nice job on the vid! It was like I was back there again!

  • Reply David Saunders January 18, 2020 at 1:46 am

    I had the same issue in CO this past May around the same time. I was driving a bus from LA to RI and it a Blizzard in CO. They shut the highway down. See you tomorrow (Sat) in Tampa

  • Reply Todd Ramsay January 18, 2020 at 5:16 am

    Wow, had your hair cut and colored during a pedicure at 3:15. You must have some hairy toes. LOL.

  • Reply Todd Ramsay January 18, 2020 at 5:31 am

    Yeah, I would not go cheap on life vest. "You won't know why at all". Think about that statement. I know from experience of a friend. Great video.

  • Reply David Jackman January 18, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    I want to meet y'all just so I can get Tara to say "cliff dwelling"…..

  • Reply Robin Goldsmith January 18, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    Stayed at Mesa Verde with a 29 foot motorhome in August 2019 with no problems. Loved our time there. Amazing tours of the cliff dwellings

  • Reply Mark Tefft January 18, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    My gf and I love your show! Can we ask a question ? Do you lift the toy hauler gate up at night for security purposes? Or do you leave it down and just rely on the door? Thank you!

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