May 21, 2011
|Only one month from today, on June 21st, we will arrive at our summer home, Mountaindale RV Resort near Colorado Springs.
What have we found so special about this place that we return summer after summer?
Some of you dear readers and friends have been there so I don’t need to tell you why we enjoy that area so much.
However there may be a reason for others out there to give this place a try at some point.
The site we have chosen and try to reserve each time we return is very spacious. All of the sites are on gravel and have some pine tree vegetation, with low mountains in view.
The people who own and operate this wonderful RV park are super nice and always willing to offer advice or help in any way they can.
Although it is a 16 mile drive for groceries or fuel, they do have a camp store at the resort, which stocks the basic needs.
The real beauty, beyond the peace and quiet of being in such a remote place, is the surrounding mountains and attractions.
Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, Flying W Ranch, Pikes Peak, Cripple Creek, Royal Gorge, White Water Rafting, Bishop’s Castle, Phantom Canyon, Old Gold Camp Road, and many more wondrous attractions within a day‘s drive.
So much to do!
Restaurants abound in this area also, offering delicious food of many types.
It is a wonderful, fun filled summer when we spend it at Mountaindale.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that we have close friends there also.
When you combine all of these pleasures it is easy to see why we choose to return to this area.
This morning we drove to the Hannibal Clinic to meet Steve, Jennifer and the grandkids for a kids bicycle helmet give-away.
Up to 400 kids received a free bike helmet and a T-shirt.
They had talks about bike safety and many bike related activities.
They had an obstacle course set up, along with soda and hot dogs for sale.
Everyone had a good time.
When the event was over we went to the hospital to use the free wi-fi because we still have no internet service at the campground.
I’ll probably end up posting this blog from the hospital lobby as well.
Such is life! It could be worse.
On the spur of the moment Marilyn suggested that we go to "Ole Planter's" for dinner, so we made a quick call to Steve & Cathy and they agreed to join us.
We rushed around and took off. We were sipping a glass of iced tea when our friends walked in.
We enjoyed a fine meal and good company, making a perfect end to another fine day.
Life is Good!