Lake Mead N.R.A.

Lake Mead N.R.A.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Travel Day to Valley Mobile RV Park in Buena Vista, Co.

July 6th, 2010.
Last night while walking the dogs in the woods, we came across 3 of these great horned owls. Awesome!

Yesterday, we prepared to leave by packing up and airing up. I had deflated the rear tires of my dually truck from 65 lbs to 50 lbs for each tire. I had done this prior to driving the 100 mile round trip to my sister and brother-in-law's house. You may ask, why we didn't take the Jeep for that trip. Well, we took the dogs with us and the jeep is still too new and clean for them to ride in it! So, I aired the dually back up to 62 each tire as I'm noticing a little center wear on the rear tires. While I was at it, I topped off 3 of the 4 trailer tires to 110 psi. with my compressor.
We took a trip in the afternoon to Sam's Club and went out for lunch. While at Sam's we picked up another Garmin GPS for the Jeep. A year ago we never had a GPS navigator, now we need...okay want two. Of course in our previous working life, we were so familiar after 30 years in the same communities, that we didn't need such a device.
Today we awoke at about 7:30 and made our final preparations to move on. We got hitched and said our good-byes to my father and Karen. They would be continuing to a state park outside of Denver. Joyce and I would be headed back to Buena Vista to visit with a former neighbor and co-worker from the sheriff's office back home. We had just recently discovered how close they are to Buena Vista so we wanted to make the effort to visit with them on our way out west.

We took Hwy 24 from I-25. Immediately we began climbing and going around sharp blind curves. No fun in a 24000 lb. rig. We went through two passes at over 9K feet.
The views were spectacular. 

Descending towards the Arkansas River Valley
Our original destination was Arkansas River Rim RV Park. After arriving we checked in at the office. We didn't like the sites that were offered so we headed back towards Valley Mobile RV Park that we passed along the way. 
It's next to the Snowy Peaks RV Park were we stayed about two weeks ago.
We ended up with a very nice shady back in site with great views of the mountains. We liked the site so much we decided to stay for a week at only $173 for full hook-ups with 50 amps.

It's expected to be cool this week so we shall see how it goes!

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