2010-13-10 On to Glenwood Springs
Last night, after I closed the office at 6:00 and balanced the receipts, Linda & I had Mark & Sandi Henning and Curtis & Bonnie Bryant over to our coach for dinner. Sandi, Bonnie, Linda & I like sauerkraut and pork chops; Mark & Curtis like pork chops, but sauerkraut, not so much. So Linda made a batch of pork chops with sauerkraut and a batch of pork chops in gravy. Of course she made mashed potatoes and green beans as well. Bonnie brought cantaloupe and a really good blueberry cobbler. Sandi brought vanilla ice cream to top off the cobbler. George got his share of pork scraps.
This morning we were up at 6:30, had breakfast and set about preparing the rig for travel. We had to stop several times to talk to folks in the camp ground who came by to wish us well and safe travels. We have met some very nice people here in this camp ground. Finally we were pulling out of our site at 10:30 when we looked back at the now empty spot to see if we left anything behind, and sure enough, our sewer hose was lying on the ground. I was glad Linda spotted it; it would be difficult to dump the holding tanks without it. We drove up to the office and I filled the propane tank we had been drawing from for the last couple of weeks. It was almost empty. We went into the office to say goodbye to Jane Tingle and Marsha House. Marsha called Wes to let him know we were leaving. He was in town (Grand Lake) and we were going to stop by the Post Office to turn in our PO Box keys, so we agreed to meet Wes there. With all the goodbyes and hugs and tears at the office I completely forgot to pay for the propane until we were half way to town. We called Jane and told her we would give the money to Wes when we got to the Post Office. We said goodbye to Wes, turned in our keys and got on the road to Granby. We stopped at City Market one last time, ate lunch, picked up a few things we needed, topped off the fuel tank and headed west on US 40 to Kremmling.
At Kremmling we turned south on CO 9 and took it all the way to I-70 at Silverthorne. Turning west on I-70 we tooled along through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. I wish I could have stopped several times to photograph the beauty of it, but it would not be prudent to pull over on the shoulder of this road if you didn’t absolutely have to. The stretch through Glenwood Canyon is incredible! The Colorado River is running alongside the interstate and both are bracketed by towering canyon walls, broken only by smaller side canyons running away on either side. When the sun is at the right angle late in the afternoon, the effect is amazing!
We took exit 119 and just south of the interstate is Glenwood Canyon Resort, a RV park nicely set up right on the Colorado River. We checked in for two nights and got set up on site # 325. I took a shower and changed out of long sleeves and jeans to shorts and short sleeves. I don’t think we’ll be running the furnace tonight. We are at a lower elevation and the daytime temps in the canyon can be quite warm.
After supper we drove into Glenwood Springs and checked out the town and the historic Hotel Colorado and Hot Springs Pool.