|Friday, June 04, 2010. Left Questa,NM for a short ride of 100 miles to Lathrop State Park in Colorado. As we started out this morning, working around the rig to get ready, I was bothered with breathing for the first time on this trip. This was at 7200’ and I’ve been thinking that 7000’ is about my comfort level. So it’s a good thing we cancelled our idea of spending a month at the Red River ski area which is at 8700’. Today we drove through La Veta Pass at 9400’, a pretty drive.
Lathrop State Park is Colorado’s first state park. It has 2 lakes which are not yet filled up enough for the swim beach which would be nice on this 94 degree day. Lots of low trees in clumps, not a real foresty look. But, overall, a very good looking park with the Spanish Peaks as a backdrop. Electric only, 50A. Good satellite signal, good Verizon signal.
Tonight we had a beautiful early warning that a storm was coming our way. Thunderstorms in the mountains can be maginificent.
We'll leave here Sunday and head for Cheyenne Mtn State Park about 100 miles north toward Colorado Springs. More on that when we get there.