Saturday, May 31, 2014


“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”
Hunter S. Thompson

No photo’s again this week. Maybe next. If we have a cell signal.

Two weeks in the city. One in Grand Junction a second in Denver. Got to see a first cousin – I don’t have many. It was good to catch up.

I70 between Grand Junction and Denver is supposed to be scenic. It does go through some canyons on the west of the mountains, but it’s nothing really special. The roadside is cluttered with sub-standard homes most of the way, punctuated with first-class places in towns like Vail. Colorado has an abundance of rednecks and more panhandlers than NYC. I will have to come up with something nice to say.

The roads in Denver were built by a group of folks who never went to road design school. They roll their own way here. Confusing with many exits being 270 degrees.

Glenda’s fav phrase in Denver is “Take ramp on right”. Denver has lots of elevated roads and they merge with other elevated roads. Makes me think of LA with less traffic.

We are at Bear Creek CG on the west side of the city. The co-ords to all CG’s on our GPS are to center of the CG, not to the entrance. This normally causes problems. I know it when Glenda says Navigate Off Road. This time she found a road into the CG. The only problem it’s the afterhours entrance. Yep, they lock the main entrance and unlock the back entrance. So we arrive at the back gate. Fortunately an employee on an ATV is coming out and tells us how to get to the main entrance a few miles away. When we get to the entrance, 20 cars are backed up waiting to get in. Memorial Day. I take a co-ords reading at the real entrance and name it BC for Bear Creek. Glenda announces we are arriving at British Columbia.

Did a Costco trip and planed where we will go next week in the mountains. Many of the CG’s are still closed. Oh, and we will be at elevation. Most of the CG’s are above 8,000 feet. We will fill the propane tank before leaving Denver.

Into the mountains Sunday morning.

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