A beautiful day in Denver, mid-80s, low humidity, a few puffy clouds in the sky, a great day to be alive. The weather made me feel so good that I actually felt a slight twinge of ambition and motivation sneaking into my mind but I was able to stomp it out before it caused any trouble.
The desire to go camping at Rocky Mount national Park has gotten stronger despite the fact that I know I'll have to deal with thousands of tourons on the road.
[Definition of Touron = half tourist and half moron. A strange mental disorder that afflicts normal people when they visit the Colorado mountains. Symptoms are, stopping in the middle of the road to take pictures, driving 5 miles an hour on a highway, spending outrageous amounts of money on a hamburger made out of Buffalo, and consuming vast quantities of the deceitfully named Rocky mountain oysters. The only known cure for this unfortunate condition is to move to Colorado].
So far I've been unable to come up with a way to sleep comfortably in the truck without first removing the front passenger seat. I know that running around without a passenger seat is a rather extreme measure but I haven't come up with any better, cheaper, or secure, way to do it.
But I think a camping trip to Rocky Mountain national Park will be mostly one night stays at various locations, and past experience has shown me that setting up, and taking down, my tent and all my camping paraphernalia is a lot of effort just to stay for one night.
So I need to work on my concept of sleeping in the truck and maybe this minivacation will prove or disprove the possibility of this as a viable solution to single night stays.
My granddaughter got her first backpack today, and she didn't want to take it off. PS.... Those are her real ears