Thursday, July 30, 2015

Slowly Headed Home

Monument, Colorado            High 79 Low 55

Yesterday I wasn’t able to post because the RV Park we were staying in had no Wi-Fi and the Verizon service only had 1G and couldn’t get Wi-Fi.

We left Russell Kansas fairly early since we had a long drive yesterday. Cindy took some pictures of the Park in Russel and of the reindeer and the Oil Services Museum across the street from the Park. We didn’t visit the Museum. 

We drove for almost 5 hours to Siebert, Colorado to the Shady Grove RV Park. The name is a misnomer, because there isn't much shade and definately no grove. We were there with Passport America. The only amenity was their over the air TV connection. His antenna was a lot higher than I could have been and we had a good variety of channels. It was not too bad for one night and we liked having power for the AC. It did cool off enough last night that we were able to sleep with windows open.

Today we had almost a three hour drive to Monument. We are at the Colorado Heights Camping Resort with Coast to Coast. We almost didn’t want to stay here because of some bad reviews I had read, but decided to go ahead and originally booked four days. But after seeing all there is around Colorado Springs, we raised it to 6 nights. We have 30 amp electrical, which with the cooler weather than we have been having is adequate. We could have had 50 amp, but decided free was better than $5.00 per day.
This fountain is by the entrance to the Park.

Anyway, who ever gave this Park the terrible reviews must be way fussier than we are. Yes, some of the trees make getting to you site a little hard. We had an escort that made sure we didn’t have any problems. The Park is having a relatively inexpensive dinner tomorrow night and pancake breakfast Saturday. It has what looks like a nice swimming pool, which we might try after the kids leave for the week-end. Some of the sites are too short for us. In fact, the site we were originally assigned to wasn’t near long enough. Our escorts then showed us two other sites and let us have the one we thought would work best for us. On one side the RV next to us is a little close, but we are backed up to a common area with a large fire pit, which is next to what they call the amphitheater, where the meals are sold. We both like this Park.

The large common area.
This afternoon we went into Colorado Springs to look at some of the Quilt stores. I asked Cindy if she wanted to see the quilt stores, but not buy any material. She said sure, but then we could go to some ice cream stores and just look without any tasting. LOL We were good though, and only got the Row by Row patterns at the 3 stores we visited. (She said that because I like ice cream so much.)
This is the Row by Row quilt designed by the stores in the area.

Cindy liked this quilt hanging in one of the stores.
We are slowly heading home, and should be there a week from Monday.

Thanks for visiting.

1 comment:

  1. How far are you guys from the SLC KOA? We are planning on a couple nights there on our way to Montana if we can get out of here and if they have any sites available.