We planned to just drive in to Breckenridge, but ended up continuing South and then around to Leadville. We had fish tacos at a mexican place in Leadville, then headed back to the trailer. We were gone about 4 hours.
Then took it easy watching a couple of John Wayne movies and updating this blog. Finally all caught up again!
Moved from Utah to Colorado, 455 miles, about 8.5 hours.
The RV park I had picked did not allow late arrivals. So we spent the night in a Wal-Mart parking lot. We didn’t know how the furnace would do off the battery so we did not run it. It ended up getting cold. They had their first snowfall in the upper part of the mountains.
Listened to more of “So you don’t want to church anymore.” We had read it a couple of years ago, but we are really enjoying hearing it again.
We drove all day to move from California to Utah. Nevada was very desolate and desert like. Often flat, but we went through a couple of mountain passes. There was a wreck near Elko, NV and we had to sit still on the highway for about 45 minutes or so.
Today we moved from Gold Beach, OR to Klamath, CA. This put us near several old growth Redwood forests. We camped near a river where they do a lot of salmon fishing. Bears usually come out after dark to clean up where the fisherman had cleaned their fish. A big black bear actually came up to the cleaning station while a guy was standing there cleaning his fish after dark. He had to spray him with a hose to get him to leave. The black bear came back later and picked up a white bucket and carried it into the woods.
We only drove about 75 miles, but made a few stops.
We took a hike in an area that has Elk. We walked up on a bull Elk that was only about 20 ft away. There were blackberry plants along most of the trail so we picked and ate them as we walked.
We also walked down to the river near our campground around dusk.
We met 2 couples at the campground. First was Cher and Rod. They inherited a house in San Felipe, Mexico. Since Rod had lost his job they are able to live in San Felipe for about 1/12 the cost of in the US. They were travelling since Cher had been working and Rod came to pick her up. Dell and Darlene had a big bus motorhome, and were visiting from Napa Valley to go salmon fishing with some friends.
We played Dominion card game.
Meals – toast or something in the trailer, Hamburgers, Chili.
Motorcycle wreck – We were about 15 miles from our destination when we were stopped due to a motorcycle fatality. A truck and trailer came into a corner at the same time as a motorcycle. Belinda backed the truck and trailer up about 400 ft to get to a pull in to turn around.
We stayed at the Sunset Bay state park at Coos Bay. The Oregon state parks were very well maintained and often had electric and water hookups. In other states we usually ended up picking privately owned campground.