The Ten Best Places I Got to Stand Last Week
Darrin Williams
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Allen
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There was a forum post recently about the 100 best places on earth to stand. I went on vacation last week and got to mark none of them off my list.

That's OK, though. Here are the best places I got to stand last week. I'm sure some of them belong on that list.

Caution: This list contains graphic images of the American West. It is likely to be offensive to some. I'm really not sure where or how, but I've learned that most of what I say or do is offensive to someone.
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1. Board Game: Oh What a Mountain! [Average Rating:4.90 Overall Rank:14507]
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Yes, I could have used Busen Memo, but I resisted. This was such a good view, that even my phone's camera was able to capture it pretty well. It's somewhere in Rocky Mountain National Park. I was on the Dream Lake trail.
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2. Board Game: Scat Cat [Average Rating:7.10 Unranked]
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My kids got a book about identifying Scat and Footprints of wild animals.
They were thrilled when we found this in our trail.
After about 20 minutes of tracking, they discovered that we were on the horse trail.
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3. Board Game: Deer Hunter 2050 [Average Rating:3.73 Unranked]
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Apparently, Whit has grown bored of the deer very deer-like Elk across the stream from her. The deer Elk doesn't seem too excited, either.
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4. Board Game: Clean Sweep [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
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The RMNP Shuttle ride gave me a lovely view of the Bodily Fluid Cleanup Kit. My favorite part is the website, "DiscountSafetyGear.com". Because when you're buying Safety Gear, that's a great time to bargain hunt.
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5. Board Game: Claim It! [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:5935]
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If you're ever in the Denver area, a stop at the Claim Jumper is almost mandatory. The portions are so big, they garnish some dishes with an apple. We went there twice this trip. We still have leftover desert in the fridge.
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6. Board Game: BANG! Dodge City [Average Rating:6.88 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.88 Unranked]
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My wife and I have each been to Colorado at least a half dozen times, but we've always taken the West Texas/New Mexico route because it's about 6 minutes faster than the Kansas route. This time we went out of our way to see Dodge City. If you've got kids around whatever age my kids look, it's well worth the extra 6 minutes.
Kansas is also worth the trip. Some states don't live up to their reputation, but western Kansas is exactly what I expected. It's much more fun to speed through Kansas than it is to speed through West Texas.
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7. Board Game: Lucy's Tea Party Game [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
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We traveled to 5 states and I was able to get Sweet Tea in all 5 of them, including at the Trail Ridge Store and Cafe in the tundra of Rocky Mountain National Park. Of all the food trends I've lived through, I'd say Sweat Tea is 2nd only to the great Blackened Chicken Sandwich trend of the 90's.
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The trash cans in the mountains are all bear-proofed. We never saw any bears this trip. My daughters thought they might be better off, Chipmunk-Proofing the trash cans.
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The kids built this lean-to out of a slightly smaller lean-to behind our cabin. There was plenty to do at the cabin which really cut into my BGG time.
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One last pretty nice place to stand (or sit). The rock wasn't so comfortable, but at least I wasn't having to walk uphill anymore. You can't tell in this picture, but I'm wearing my Meeple hat. I really only wear it to bother my oldest girl.
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