Tuesday, April 30, 2013
We also forgot to tell you that yesterday was our one year anniversary of being on the road. We don't know if it really counts since we went home for six weeks though. That six weeks at home really messed up our numbers. BOL!
Our electric never went off yesterday, but Mama spoke to a lady who said that it did go off in several parts of the park. I guess we were lucky. It was 80 degrees and our air conditioning was on. Speaking of weather...it is going to snow tonight. Yep, you read that correctly. Our last night here and it is going to snow. They said we might get a few inches, but the roads will probably be just wet. We hope so because we are leaving tomorrow. You don't want to know what Mama said when she heard the weather forecast this morning. BOL!
The folks drove to Breckenridge, CO on Saturday. They were disappointed to see that most everything was closed. They ended up eating at a bar in Frisco.
|Burger at Moose Jaw - The burger was really good. The fries were not.|
|Going into Eisenhower Tunnel|
|Inside Eisenhower Tunnel|
|Central City Parkway|
They then drove to Central City and Black Hawk which are located right next to each other and are casino towns. There are modern casinos as well as old casinos. The folks played penny slots. Mama won $15, but Dad said they ended up loosing $6.
The folks ate at the Ameristar Casino buffet. They were seated next to two women. They had six plates full of food in front of them. The waitress asked them where the receipt was for the second person and they became rude and said something about the one woman not eating, just waiting. Well, whenever the waitress turned her back, the lady jammed food into her mouth. The waitress saw her, but I guess she didn't want to start trouble. The lady who didn't pay had a monitoring device on her ankle and maybe that is why the waitress didn't want to do anything about it.
|Scenery along the way.|
|Waterfall along the highway.|
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The Greyhound Who Is Ready For A Road Trip
Monday, April 29, 2013
|Hot air balloons preparing to take off. Picture was taken from inside our motor home|
There are signs up all over the campground saying that the electric would be turned off from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. today. We decided to head out for a walk since it might be boring at home. We went to the beach.
|Scout relaxes at the beach.|
|I am on full alert and wanting to move.|
|Scout prefers to lay in the sand.|
The electric is still on. Does that mean they are not turning it off? We hope if they do it, they do it soon. It is going to be near 80 today and that will make it hot inside without air conditioning.
The Greyhound Who Wishes His Sister Didn't Fuss On Walks
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Remember the log cabin that we found here? Well, we did a little research on it.
The Greyhound Who Is Happy To Be Living On The Road
Friday, April 26, 2013
|It is relaxing to be naked.|
|Help! I'm not only naked...I'm headless. BOL!|
We had a pretty sunrise this morning.
The Greyhound Who Loves Being Naked
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Our video...it is not very exciting.
|This is the field where the prairie dogs live.|
On our way home, we passed some geese. We have been careful to stay clear of them.
|Can you see our motor home?|
|There's our home!|
The snow is gone today. It took it longer to disappear than expected since it was still snowing until about 11 a.m. on Tuesday. We were able to hook up to water for the day yesterday, but we disconnected last night. Today, we are hooked up again and it looks like we can stay that way for the remainder of our stay here. Life has returned to normal for us.
Now that the weather is nice again, we are taking long walks. We usually take two one hour walks each day. I think we could go longer, but Scout just isn't up for it. Mama was a little nervous that we went too far today, but we made it back okay. We met some people on the trail and Scout was able to rest up before we continued on. Scout has always been one that wears out fast, but since she is almost a senior, Mama doesn't want to push her too far.
The campground is sold out again for this weekend. People will probably start arriving today. We kind of like the excitement of having other people around, but it is also nice to have the place to ourselves.
The Greyhound Who Is Happy That The Snow Is Gone
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
|How can it snow when it looks this nice?|
The folks planned on visiting Unsinkable Molly Brown's House on Saturday. They couldn't find a parking spot though. They didn't realize that the 420 Rally was being held nearby, but they soon figured it out. The 420 Rally is a marijuana celebration, or something like that. There ended up being shootings there late in the day.
Yesterday, the folks went grocery shopping. They normally go on Friday nights, but Dad didn't get home until late. Dad said they will never again go on a Sunday because the store was crowded They also went to Camping World for the fourth time since we have been here. They returned that $140 hose that they can't use here since we can't hook up to water if it below freezing even with a heated hose. We will be out of cold weather soon and if we need one next year, we will buy one then.
After all the shopping was done, we got to go for a ride. We wanted to visit another state park that is nearby, but they said NO DOGS ALLOWED. There is wildlife in the park, so we can't go in. The folk took us back to this park and we took a walk along the river. It was nice to ride in the Jeep and to see another area of this park.
Mama is going to take us to see the prairie dogs later this week. They have a "town" just down the street from us. Dad thinks we will like them better than the bunnies. Scout and I don't try to get at the bunnies. We just stare at them. I think we will just stare at the prairie dogs, too.
The Greyhound Who Is Dreading The Snow
Saturday, April 20, 2013
There is a field across from us where people fly radio controlled airplanes. They are pretty loud. Luckily, we are not late sleepers because they were buzzing by at 7 a.m. It makes us wonder why they decided that the field right next to the campground was a good idea.
You know what I discovered? I can watch bunnies from my bed!
The Greyhound Who Likes Watching Bunnies From His Bed
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The maintenance guy came by and noticed that our water handle was broke. Mama had to listen to his lecture about it. Dad broke it the first day and she broke it yesterday. If you turn the water on below 32 degrees, it breaks. Mama thought it was okay to turn on, but not to leave hooked up. Mama broke it getting water for us. The guy fixed it and told Mama it was safe to fill up the tank. She said "Nope, I am not touching it." He hooked it up for her and told her it was fine to use, but to unhook it when the tank was full because it will be freezing again tonight. It looks like we will have to do that every day since our night temperatures are below freezing. Tomorrow, it will be in the 50's, so it should be safe to use, but Mama will probably leave it unhooked. BOL!
Our slides are back out! We are happy campers. We may get snow on Monday, but that is a long way off, so we will live in the moment and enjoy having more space.
We took a long walk at lunch time. The path didn't go anywhere exciting, but it had some pretty views.
The folks ate at a restaurant that they really liked on Sunday. Here is Mama's review: TOCABE: An American Indian Eatery We didn't get to try anything.
The Greyhound Who Is Happier Today
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
|What the heck?!|
|The wagon and log cabin in the snow.|
|Tuesday 8 a.m.|
|Tuesday 11 a.m.|
The Greyhound Who Doesn't Like The Sardine Can