Saturday we were able to schedule a Facetime with Jesse. Its been quite a while since things worked out for us all, and we enjoyed talking with him and getting a virtual tour of the firm he's working for this summer. It was wonderful seeing him and we can't wait to spend time with him in the flesh! We expect to be in the Seattle area around the 1st of August.
Sunday, today, was a travel day. After filling our tanks with propane, we left Colorado City about 10:30 and took I-25 up to Aurora, Colorado, a southeast suburb of Denver. Our destination was Cherry Creek State Park. This park is one I tried to get a reservation at before the 4th, but it was fully booked.
I-25 took us north through Colorado Springs, past the Air Force Academy and the terrible fire scars. I so wish we had been able to stay in the area this past week. I'd forgotten how much we both enjoy the front range here. The scenery is beautiful and the amenities fit the bill for us. I'd planned on staying in Garden of the Gods park in Colorado Springs and exploring the whole area again, but it just wasn't in the cards this trip. Today was very overcast, not good for pictures. I understand there was lots of rain last night, it wasn't good for the burned out areas west of Colorado Springs, that is for sure. Jesse reminds us that places that get abundant yearly sunshine also must deal with the risk of fires. No place is perfect, everything has its downside.
|Our site, through the windshield|
|from the front|
|from the side|
|What are you looking at?|
|blueberry tart anyone?|