These three pictures that I took today were taken with my cell phone through the windshield while driving. The snow-covered mountain is Pike's Peak
I took a drive today up to Woodland Park where I used to live to see how things have changed and to check on the storage room to see how my stuff is getting along.
It was a beautiful day to drive up there but even though it was 75° in Pueblo it was 65° in Woodland Park, so I had to get out my long sleeve shirt.
Pike's Peak on the road to Woodland Park
Even though summer hasn't legally come to the mountains yet it was still pretty busy in town. Some of the parking lots looked almost full, downtown had a lot of foot traffic, and there were a lot of cars on the highway. So to me it looked more like after Memorial Day than before.
This is the view from my storage room. that's the back side of Pike's Peak
My storage room full of stuff is still there and I really really need to do something with all of it. Most of it's too valuable to throw away, but barely worth enough to sell. I really can't put anything else in the Arctic Fox it's heavy enough as it is and I really need to get stuff out of the trailer.
What I need to do is scrape up enough motivation to put a lot of it on eBay, I know the money's good but the packing and the shipping is a major pain and that's why I put it off. Maybe after I finish dealing with the government and all of their paperwork I'll feel more like dealing with eBay.
Speaking of dealing with the government. I went to a government office today to buy my Colorado off-road riding permit for the motorcycle. Yes that's right, you have to pay the government to ride on the road and you have to pay the government to ride off the road. I think there's also a permit that's required if you don't want to ride at all. After I paid the $25 for the permit they said they would mail it to me, I asked them how long it would take and they said 6 to 8 weeks. Think about that, a month and a half or two months to mail out a little bitty sticker. What company could stay in business operating like that? And yet that's mostly what we get when dealing with any level of the government.