Friday, September 4, 2015

Lovely Loveland

Catching up with old friends and visiting relatives we rarely see adds a special dimension to our travels and certainly feeds our souls.

Captain was especially happy to visit with his former co-worker and friend that he had not seen in about 22 years. He and his wife are a delightful couple that went over and beyond the expected hospitality. Learning we were having a problem with the toad's electrical connection, they called around and found a hitch and trailer shop that agreed to look at it. Mickey and Billie took us on a tour of Loveland while the friendly guys at Kirbys Hitch and Wiring diagnosed and hopefully fixed the problem. (At least the turn indicators were functioning when we left the campground this morning.)

Loveland has a beautiful sculpture park where Captain made a couple of new friends.

We saw probably 50 life size pieces and didn't see all of them. Here are a few of our favorites:

We took a day trip to Estes Park and had a wonderful visit with Loretta, a special member of our extended family. Driving through the Rocky Mountain National Park , we welcomed memories of the times we spent hiking and tent camping years ago. ABN's (Anyone But Navigator) son was stationed at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, WY, about an hour or so north of Estes Park. Both of our granddaughters were born in Cheyenne, so we visited the area quite frequently in the late 90's and early 2000's.

It happened to be a rainy day in the park so we didn't get to hike this time. However, having a break in the rain, we thought we could get a walk in around Bear Lake. We made it about half way before the rain started again.

This is a view from our campground at Boyd Lake State Park.

Today we wandered across Wyoming and found ourselves at a Walmart parking lot/campground in Evanston, WY. We counted at least 8 RV's and that many or more 18-wheelers already parked. More were coming in.

 BTW, the turn indicators were still functioning when we parked this evening. Fingers are crossed!

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