I've always wanted to go to the Sand Dunes. Maybe if I twist some arms, I'll get to go.
It's too bad I'm going to miss the autumn colors in Colorado. However, the fall foliage here in CT is looking pretty good. I think we will be at the peak early next week. I was out scouting locations this morning.

Thanks for the tip about staying hydrated. When I was there in 2006, I didn't keep up with it and got very dehydrated.

I'll make a list of all of the suggestions and try to hit all of them.

Thanks for all of the information. I appreciate it.