Where RV Going Next? travel blog

Acting Sheriff at Parade

Del Norte Fire Department Truck

Nice Old Car

Dog Parade

Square Dance Float

1948 Allis Chalmers Tractor

Covered Wagon?

Mule Drawn Wagon

Check out Dogs Watching Parade from Window

Today we took a side trip to the little town of Del Norte, CO. It has a population of about 1700 (as of 2000) and is the county seat of Rio Grande County. It was founded as a service center for the mining industry that was going on in the area. Now it is considered a gateway to activities such as hiking, biking, snowmobiling, fishing, skiing, backpacking and hunting.

Today, the town had a parade called Covered Wagon Days. In addition, the library had a book sale (paperbacks at 10 cents each and hardbacks at 25 cents each) and a BBQ put on by the Fire Department.

We also stopped at a fruit stand and picked up yellow watermelon, rocky ford cantalopes, and Olathe sweet corn. Good Eating!

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