I stopped and took this picture on the way to 11 mile state Park. It's the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs with Pike's Peak in the background.
We all made it safely to 11-mile state Park and had a few hours of beautiful weather before it started raining. There seems to be an unwritten law of nature that when you go camping, it will rain. And the intensity of the rain will be based on how fragile your camping equipment is. If you are camping in a 40-foot motor home, the rain will sprinkle for a few minutes, accompanied by a cool breeze. And if you're in a tent, the rain will pour down in buckets until the wind blows your tent away.
So in the brief time, we've been here, we've experienced a rainstorm with thunder and lightning, high winds, and a horde of mosquitoes. This is starting out just like every camping trip I've ever been on, so it looks like everything is normal, and everyone is having a good time.
But camping like this reminds me of why I enjoy RVing a lot more than camping. Camping seems like a lot of work and at least some degree of discomfort. Whereas when you're RVing you may be sitting in the same place where some people are camping, but you're not camping, you're at home, dry, comfortable, and relaxed. RVing makes all the difference in the world.
Here we are right after arriving sharing a campsite. We haven't even set up camp yet and the storm clouds are starting to build.
I was very fortunate to capture this picture of a mighty Bald Eagle majestically soaring over the campsite. Getting a picture of an Eagle in the wild makes it worth all those years of studying that qualified me as a bird expert.