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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

From Mancos to Colorado Springs

With a little-more-than-seven hour drive ahead of us, the plan was to drive four hours or so then stop at a truck stop for the night. We'd finish up the trip the next day. Well, it didn't quite work out that way . . .

Because we planned to stay the night in a truck stop, we got on the road later than usual. When staying in a parking lot, we don't like to stop too early 'cause it's pretty boring sitting in the rig with no slides out, no TV, no electric, etc. So, we decided to meet Russ & Pat for breakfast on our way out of town. We left the campground about 9:45 and got to Russ & Pat's park about 10:30. The four of us went to Denny's and, as usual, had a pleasant meal with good conversation. We'll be seeing them again in October when we meet up in Mountain View, Arkansas.

Well fed, we got back on the road around 11:30 and headed east. The miles just sped by. And here's where the plan changed; about 3pm Randy asked how much farther we had to go and I told him three hours or so. He decided to just go the entire distance today. Very, very unusual for us; driving seven hours is just not something we do. But, everything was going well, so we did. I wanted to share some pictures of the scenery we had on our drive today, but am having trouble uploading them, so I'll share them with you another time.

We pulled into Garden of the Gods campground about 6:30pm and were set up and watching TV by 7:30. Very smooth. Now we have tomorrow to recoup from the drive and do nothing. We've been running for the past week and are ready for some downtime.

But, Thursday we get to see Ginny & Tommy! YAY. Haven't seen them since last July. It will be great. Until the next time . . .


  1. We stayed at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. It's over 100 years old, very cool. It's beautiful to just walk around. They have a Sunday brunch with over 100 items. You have to get reservations if going.

  2. Hi, you are movin on. Garden of the Gods is the campground where we stay when in that area. I hope you get to spend some time there. It is so pretty. The zoo is one of my favorite places to go.

    Stay safe and hugs to you both.