Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog

A Bee on a flower

Jim & Linda

Marilyn enjoying her day out. :)

We shared our meal

A fine lunch

Yesterday we awoke later than normal and decided to go ahead with coffee outdoors. The reason we slept a bit later than normal was because of the bear visits here in our campground.

We slept with the windows open again and I was awakened in the middle of the night by dogs barking. Usually our campground is very quiet so this was a bit unusual. I listened for a few minutes and then heard something hit the ground. I got out of bed and looked out the window but couldn’t see anything unusual and went back to bed.

This morning we spoke with our neighbor and she said that a bear sow with three cubs was in the campground last night. The bear destroyed several bird feeders and tipped over a garbage can belonging to the neighbor. That is what I heard!

Several nights ago, one of the bears got into an ice cooler left outdoors by campers in a fold-down camper. The bear ate the meat that he found and also helped himself to several beers. Smart bear! 

Last night our friends, Jim & Linda saw the “Mama Bear” destroy a bird feeder they had up, and watched as the bear drank the sugar water from the hummingbird feeders.

The end result of all this is that we now remove our hummingbird feeders for the night, and put them back up during the day.

Jim & Linda joined us for a trip to Old Colorado City yesterday. We were stuck in a traffic jam for awhile on the Interstate I-25, due to an accident, but finally arrived and found a parking place. They use parking meters there so if you go that way, be sure to take some loose change with you. Each quarter gives you 20 minutes of time on the parking meter.

We ate a delicious lunch at the Mexican restaurant called “Henri’s”. Then we walked around for awhile. Jim & I were fascinated by the motor powered bikes and spent some time looking at them. They get 120mpg and have a speed up to 50 mph. Quite nice, but at a price of $1895.00 each, they are out of our fixed income budget.

We spoke on the phone with Jennifer while having lunch. We are anxious to see Jen, Steve and Colby again. Being away from them does make the reunion even sweeter when we get back to Missouri again.

While we were walking around, Marilyn found a cowboy hat she had to have. She looks very cute in it. We both wore our cowboy hats on the way back to the campground.

Once we arrived back at our little home on wheels, we built a fire in the fire pit and sat outdoors around the fire, talking about different things.

It was another fine day here in the mountains and we just can’t wait to see what this day has in store…..

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