We got a relatively early start this morning and continued our drive north through the plains. We started out in grey drizzle, had a bit of beautiful sunshine, then plunged back into heavy mist as we approached Denver. We haven't been able to see the mountains yet.
We're in for the night at Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora, a suburb of Denver. We enjoy this park, it is close to everything, yet feels very far away. The sites are large with plenty of trees and grass and even some wandering wildlife.
|the Denver skyline seen over Cherry Creek Reservoir|
|our site - #44 in Pioneer Loop|
If it had been warm enough to have happy hour outside tonight, we would have hosted this bold visitor. At first look I thought it was a deer, but I realized he was a young elk.
Happy hour was held inside mostly due to the very chilly and damp weather but also because of a young child across the way trying to master the pogo stick. We know children on bikes terrify Lewis, but a wild and erratically bouncing child sent him to a new level of panic.
Tomorrow we'll drive up to the Elks Lodge in Westminster to stake out a claim on a site for the summer.