Well here it is lunch time again and the thundering herd has raced, limped and waddled back to the flatlands from which they came. They have put up with daily afternoon thunderstorms, picked up many pounds of dog poop, endured their neighbors music, breathed the exhaust fumes from dozens of generators, but now the fun's over and they have to go back to work..... Been there done that.
I re-uped for another week here at the Colorado National Forest campground and it just so happens that my 14 day stay limit ends on the 4th of July. Now I'm hoping that the campground host will bend the rules a little and let me stay until the 5th or the 6th, because there's no way on earth I will be able to find a place to stay on the Fourth of July. The campground hosts are real nice folks and I'm sure they would let me stay, but their boss is a government employee so being nice may have nothing to do with it.
I went into town this morning and bought a few groceries and some nuts and bolts for the Yamaha WR 450. The town was really crowded and the highway was busy. Which makes me start to wonder if Colorado is where I need to be in the summer. I knew Colorado was an expensive place to be but in all the years I've lived here I never had to compete with the tourists for places to stay. Other full timers tell me that the mountains of Montana and Wyoming are not only very nice but not as crowded and inexpensive to live in. I'll have to see how the summer goes here in Colorado maybe I just haven't learned how to deal with the summer crowds yet.