I drove around town in Walsenburg today and its kind of an interesting place, like most places it's got some rundown areas and some nice areas and sometimes the two areas seem to mix together.
While I was in town I stopped at the only grocery store in town which happened to be a tiny little Safeway store. This was a perfectly normal Safeway store 40 or 50 years ago but now it's tiny. After walking through the store and deciding not to buy anything I figured out the perfect advertising slogan for them, they should call themselves "the TINY store with the GIANT prices"!
I couldn't believe some of the prices in that store. The cans of Campbell Soup that I buy at Walmart for $1.69 were $2.99 at the tiny Safeway, that's a huge difference so I decided to pass on purchasing anything at the tiny Safeway, but bought some diesel fuel at a local gas station at a fairly reasonable $2.45.
There are some train tracks that run right through town that sometimes holds up traffic for a while but I guess the locals get used to it. I think that would become very annoying if you have an appointment on the other side of town and don't know if you're going to spend 20 minutes waiting for a mile-long coal train to pass.
It rained off and on today so I didn't get a whole lot accomplished, but I finally filled up my water tank and tomorrow morning before I leave I'll dump my holding tanks.
I'm only gonna drive as far as Colorado Springs and boondock at the Bass Pro shop parking lot overnight. From there it will be an easy drive to my destination in Denver the next day.