I moved out to 11 mile reservoir state Park this morning, it's about 30 miles from the national forest campsite I've been at for the last 2 weeks. I normally don't stay at Colorado State Parks because frankly I think their overpriced. For instance I'm Boondocking at 11 mile state Park for a week. I've got no hookups just a small place to park and I'm paying $20 a night, but get this, there also charging me a $7 a day entry fee for every day I stay at the state Park. And that fellow boondockers is a rip off. I've stayed at full service RV parks for less than $27 a night, and those places are trying to make a profit and have to pay taxes. But the state Park is land owned and paid for by the public and the improvements to the land were paid for by the public and now they charge the public $27 a night to stay there! I'm sorry but I call that a rip off. But it does explain why after living in Colorado for 35 years I can count the times I've camped at a Colorado state Park on the fingers of one hand.
But Boondork if it's such a rip off why are you staying there? Well since you asked I'll tell you, there are some things I needed to get done in the area before I leave here and normally I would stay at the property I have just a few miles down the road. but the rains we've been having have messed up the Jeep trail to the property and I'm afraid to pull the trailer down it for fear of twisting the frame. So I'll stay here at the state Park and drive my truck to the property which isn't a problem at all.
I'm finally in an area now where there's a lot of opportunity for taking pictures so expect a lot of snapshots of where I'm at. Also I've got Verizon reception here which means I will have Internet available. I only have 3 bars of reception so I don't know how fast my Internet will be but I will find out as soon as I try to upload some pictures.
Tomorrow's going to be a big day because I have to go to Colorado Springs and have the diesel particulate filter [ DPF ] cleaned on my GMC Duramax. This wouldn't be such a big deal except they have to keep my truck overnight which means that I've had to make a reservation at a Days Inn motel to wait for my truck to be finished. I don't like to stay in motels but I'm trying to look on the bright side of this and think of it as a micro vacation. I picked the Days End motel because it's only a short walk to a Cracker Barrel, a Walmart, and a large shopping mall, which should give me plenty to do while I'm waiting for my truck. I don't intend to take my computer with me tomorrow because I plan to travel light, but I will take a pocket camera and take some pictures of my micro vacation. The place that's cleaning my DPF understands my situation and they said they will take me to the motel and pick me up the next day, which I think is a very nice thing to do for a customer.