Friday, August 11, 2017

Moving on..... James Robb State Park in Fruita, CO

Laura and I left Wolford Campground Wednesday had lunch in Silverthorne then went out different routes (she is headed down to New Mexico and I'm headed to visit Leslie and April for a week or so).

Checked into James Robb State Park in Fruita, Colorado today (Friday) for 4 nights. Nice paved roads in the campground with level concrete pads to park on, fire pit and covered picnic table with gravel area. If you don't camp you have no idea how wonderful this is. Am able to get 30 tv stations with my antenna -- which is GREAT as rain is expected every afternoon (and that is good as it keeps the temps down).

Supposedly, the Dinosaur Museum is within walking distance..... we'll see tomorrow. Great mountain views -- only thing I don't like is.... showers are NOT free. It's $1 for 4 minutes then 25 cent for each minute thereafter -- and this is on top of a $7 daily vehicle fee that is in addition to $24 daily camping rate (and a $10 reservation fee). This is probably the most expensive State Park I've stayed in. Just glad I can shower in Yoda III.

Wolford Campground -- we are parked on the water

My site for 4 days... great views when afternoon storms came through

My view after a storm passed -- sun was setting

We saw rainbows each afternoon after the storms -- sometimes a double rainbow

Early morning view as I was packing up to leave

My site at James Robb State Park -- site 26

View from my site at James Robb State Park

An OLD RV I saw sitting in a service shop parking lot

More buttons and switches than I would know what to do with.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Change In Plans...

Spoke with my niece this mornin, she is leaving her vacation in Florida returning home in Cortez, Colorado sooner than expected. Thankfully, I'm in a part of Colorado that will make visiting her about 600 miles roundtrip out of my exit plans for Colorado. Gonna stay a week or so with her then will use my same route (I-70 & I-64) heading to North Carolina.

Weather here is great!  Nights down in the 40's and highs during the day are mid 70's. Been cloudy a lot with afternoon winds and rain. It's been very peaceful camping on the water for a few days -- at least today is. The week-end had a lot of families that were loud in both voice and music. Will leave here Wednesday morning and head west then south for Cortez. Made reservations in a State Park as Leslie isn't due to be home until the 15th.

Yoda III camped water side

My view from picnic table.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Catching Up With Photos From Wyoming....

Gonna try again to post my photos and tomorrow with blog again. Am in Colorado now.

West Yellowstone -- built for tourist

More West Yellowstone

This is a 1938 Bus built by White Motor Company and used to meet the Old Milwaukee Railroad at Gallatin Gateway Inn. Holds 14 passengers and 13 quarts of oil. In the background is a water hauler.

By January of 1906, the entire alignment for the railroad from St. Anthony to West Yellowstone was established. Shortly thereafter, the site of the station grounds for the rail terminal was proposed for a location in the Madison Forest Reserve (now the Gallatin National Forest), next to Yellowstone National Park's western boundary.

Madison River in Yellowstone -- Major Salmon Fishing Area

Little Geysers EVERYWHERE

On both sides of the road.

I thought these were unlikely toursit

Old Faithful just letting off steam....

Old Faithful starting to blow -- you can see the white stream in the middle

Grand Tetons... hazy day.... lots of smoke hanging around.

Grand Tetons... sign states they are still growing!

Grand Tetons taken on the road.

Just driving in Wyoming.

Again... Grand Tetons in the haze.

Jackson, Wyoming -- Antlers Walkway to the Park. Jackson was so busy we could not park anywhere so I could only take pictures while stopped at a light.

Jackson, Wyoming

Jackson Stores

Other side of park with antler walkway.

Took forever to find a place to eat after leaving Jackson.... this is a cafe -- food was so so.

Cafe sign and seeing this I thought.... WOW, this will be a great little place to eat! Not my best thought.

View from behind cafe.... that was good!

Tomorrow update on Steamboat Springs and settling into the campground nestled in the mountains.