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My usual boondocking spot outside my daughter and son-in-law's home in Denver Colorado.
I left the Walmart parking lot in Trinidad Colorado this morning at about 7 o'clock. And pulled into my daughter's driveway in Denver about 11.
There were many RVs in the Walmart parking lot when I left this morning, I counted 13 as I was leaving, but others had already pulled out before I did. I would say that's more than average. But it is the heart of travel season in Colorado, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised at the amount of RVs I'm seeing.
There was still a lot of traffic on I-25 going north and south this morning, and a lot of that traffic was RVs. It was still a relatively easy drive until you get north of Colorado Springs. There you run into miles and miles of road work that definitely requires your attention while towing a trailer.
Most of the rest-areas I passed were open and not crowded. Still, there were a couple of rest areas on I-25 in southern Colorado that were closed, but I don't know if it was because of the Bat flu or maintenance.
One thing I noticed was I don't think I passed a single truck weight station that was open, including the main weight station as you leave New Mexico and enter Colorado. It looks like the government is temporarily getting out of the way of truckers and letting them haul their loads as quickly and efficiently as possible.
So what is my take away about this trip from Deming New Mexico to Denver Colorado during this time of Bat flu, and an RVers ability to make it without too much drama?
I would say there's plenty of gas and fuel. It's a bit crowded. There are restaurants open. I don't know about RV parks except for the one I stayed at in Deming, and it wasn't crowded, but based on the amount of RVs I saw on the road and the ever-changing local rules. I believe, in most cases, a reservation would be wise. I saw very few people wearing masks. All in all, it wasn't bad, not counting my breakdown, the trip needed a little more planning than I like to make, but I am nothing if not adaptable.
There was a lot of RVs boondocking in the Walmart parking lot this morning.
Usually I get to my daughter's house in time to watch the flowers grow, but I got here so late this year a lot of them are grown already.