Tuesday, June 29, 2010
South Fork, CO
We enjoyed three free nights of camping, but moved on this morning N to the little town of South Fork where we'll spend two nights. Hello civilization! They have free wifi, so first order of business was to get online and download 200 emails, throw a load of laundry in the washer, and oh yes...get the slides out and everything put back in place inside. We each have our duties. Lunch will be fixed soon, but first I need to do a post and say howdy. I'll definitely be going around and visiting all my blog buddies just as soon as I can. Like, after lunch! I've missed y'all, and do appreciate all your comments.
Western Colorado is a beautiful state. We enjoyed a 25 mile drive along the Conejos River yesterday in the Conejos Valley, then stopped for lunch at a little restaurant that sure welcomed our business. Another couple stopped in, making a total of 4 customers. Hard to stay in business with those numbers.
We'll do as many scenic drives as we can around here before heading up to Creede on Thursday. We want to be in place before the busy holiday weekend begins, so Creede will be home till after the fourth.
I should have begun my aspirin therapy sooner before hitting such high altitudes. I assumed I would be OK, since we are driving and have sort of gradually been climbing higher and higher. Not. I got a bit of altitude sickness the first night at Cumbres Pass (10,022'), so sitting on the train all day worked out fine, since it didn't require any exertion on my part.
We wouldn't do that particular train trip again--it was 4 hours of sage brush, and 2 hours of pretty scenery--but we like trains so it was fun.
We saw two deer on the trip, as well as two mama elk and an elk calf, plus numerous cattle and chipmunks. And a bunch of alpaca the previous day. The only think exotic we saw along the Conejos River was a cute groundhog, and more chipmunks. They are absolutely everywhere!
Uh oh...Dick's gotta go put the belt back on the washing machine. For the third time. He is SUCH a handy man! Thanks, honey.
That's life from the road, y'all! Gotta go feed my hungry Maytag man...
Posted by Traveling Bells at 2:04 PM