I left the Pike national forest this morning and headed down to Colorado Springs on my way to Denver. Denver's only about 100 miles from where I'm at but I'm not in a hurry so staying overnight at the Bass Pro Shop seems like a fun thing to do.
I've spent many a happy hour walking around inside a Bass Pro shop looking at the sights, watching the fish in the giant aquarium swim around, and yes even spending a few shekels on some merchandise I couldn't live without.
Bass Pro Shops is known for welcoming overnight RVers, the only thing you have to be aware of is that some cities have laws against overnight parking in store parking lots so it's usually wise to check with a store manager to find out if it's okay. I had originally planned on driving to the Cabela's in Denver and staying in their parking lot overnight, Cabela's is also known for welcoming RVers and at some stores actually have hookups in the parking lot for RVs. But luckily I called the store first and was told that they were very sorry but Denver does not allow overnight parking except in their very expensive RV parks.
I am going to be staying at a state Park in Denver called Chatfield State Park for two nights because even though it's kind of expensive its very close to where I need to be. So it looks like my Internet problems will be over because everyplace I'm going to be for a while will have Verizon service so I will be able to post more on my blog and answer comments before they get so old that you forgot you sent them.
Some flowers I found growing in the parking lot at the Bass Pro shop