My overnight campsite at Chatfield state Park Denver Colorado.
Today I've taken my first baby step on my way to where the sun is always shining, my batteries are always charged, my water tank is always full, and my holding tanks are always empty. I've never found that place in the past, but I know it's somewhere south of where I've been so I'll keep looking.
I pulled out of the driveway at about 1:30 this afternoon and 10 or 15 minutes later pulled into the Chatfield state Park campground. My annual Colorado state Park geezer pass had expired last month so I had to buy another one of those, but in a few minutes I had my pass, got a campsite, and was $80 poorer.
It was kind of hectic when I got to my site because they told me at the office that they were in the process of turning off the water for the winter to most of the RV Park, and maintenance would be getting to the loop where I was camped in about an hour. And since the main reason I'm staying here is to dump and wash out my tanks having water was pretty important to me.
So instead of doing what I would normally do which is go inside relax and put off hooking up the utilities for another time, I had to dump my tanks, wash them out, and put a little water in my water tank before the maintenance guys shut me down.
Fortunately for me the maintenance guys work about as slow as I do so I got everything done before the water was turned off. So now I've put all my hoses away and all I have to do to leave in the morning is stow my shore power cord and bring in my living room slide.
Leaving the family gets harder and harder especially with the Grandkids getting old enough to know what's going on. They change so much by the time I get back in the spring that they're almost like different people. I don't expect leaving for my winter travels and being away from my family to get any easier I'm just thankful they're all in a place like Colorado where it's so great to be in the summer.
A Magpie outside the Arctic Fox. Magpies are very smart birds, and I've always heard if you catch them early enough you can teach them to talk.... I wonder if they can be taught to shut up.