Storrie Lake State Park, if you have to be someplace, this is one of the better places to be... Unless of course you have to be somewhere else.
It looks like the cold front caught up with me this morning because it was pretty windy when I left at 8 AM. In fact, it was windy enough, 30 mph with gusts to 40, so I probably wouldn't have left Trinidad if I had been in the Arctic Fox. But since it was a headwind, and I don't much worry about the truck turning over with the Lance in it, I decided to keep heading South even though I was getting 11 miles per gallon instead of 17 because I knew all the cold weather was right behind that wind. Also, I wanted to be someplace with inexpensive camping because it might take a few days for this front to blow over.
But despite the wind and my poor fuel mileage, I am now comfortably ensconced at Storrie Lake State Park, which is one of the places I like to be because there is enough boondocking at the Park that I can always depend on finding a spot to stay even if I show up on holiday.
The downside of Storrie Lake State Park is I've been here so many times I feel like I'm in a rut as soon as I drive through the gate. But it's got a lot of things going for it, a beautiful historic downtown, a Walmart a few miles away, and a large hardware store next door to the Walmart. Throw in the cheapest gas station in town located right in the Walmart parking lot, and for me, that's just about all the shopping I ever need.
And speaking of gas stations, I filled up with diesel fuel at that station when I got to town at $4.88 per gallon, which is the first time I've seen diesel under five dollars since I started this trip.
My camping spot at Storrie Lake. I'm that dim white spot on the left side of the dirt road.
It looks like Autumn is still in full swing around here.