This is my view of the mountains from the Bass Pro parking lot.
I got to Cheyenne Mountain state Park about 9:30 this morning and was told that they only had one site open, for one night only, and it might be a little tough to back a 30 foot trailer into it. So I got back into my truck and pulled the Arctic Fox to the local Bass Pro Shop parking lot where they had plenty of room for us.
I'm seeing a pattern developing here that appears to me to be that state parks, especially the ones in Colorado, cannot be trusted to have campsites available anymore without a reservation.
For all these years, and I'm talking about even before I went full-time, I've hardly ever had to make reservations to have a place to stay. And that's the way I liked it because I try not to have a schedule that controls when and where I go. But it appears things have changed, and to my way of thinking, not for the better.
I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do about this problem but I do know that its out of my power to change it because it is what it is so I'm going to have to deal with it. But to stay happy and free I'm going to have to find a way to adapt to this new speed bump in the road of life without having to change the stress free way I've been living.
This is going to require a lot of thoughtful relaxing in my easy chair, and trying to stay awake long enough to come up with a viable solution to this conundrum.