Click the pics to get a good view of my favorite boondocking spot.
Colorado mountain sunsets frequently start with a blast of color and then slowly fades into blackness lit only by a universe of stars.
I drove up to my property by early afternoon, found a semi-level spot to park, raised the roof on the little Bronco, and settled in for some boondocking at its finest.
There's something about the air at 9000 feet, which is about the altitude of my property. that makes it just perfect. It's dry and crisp and cool, which makes it just right for breathing.
Down at sea level, where the air feels oppressive, and the humidity saps your strength, there's plenty of oxygen, in fact so much so that I find I only have to take a breath three or four times a day.
Ten thousand feet and higher, it takes more effort to breathe, there's not much oxygen available, so I have to breathe a lot just to get the oxygen I need.
But 9000 feet is just perfect. I wish all the air in Colorado was like 9000 feet air. But if it was, even more people would be coming to Colorado just to breathe the perfect air.
I had a good time at my property, but since I didn't know I would end up there, I didn't bring along anything to do. Like, for instance, a few guns to shoot. I had one gun, of course, but it's full of somewhat expensive ammunition that was made for one purpose only, and I didn't want to waste it shooting at a tin can.
And of course, as always, I had no Internet or phone service, which removes a lot of my entertainment, so mostly I took a few pictures and relaxed. And there are few things as relaxing as sitting in the peace and quiet of your favorite place and breathing that perfect air.
A small herd of 10 or 12 Antelope walked by the little Bronco just before sunset. They stopped and stared at me, as if to say, what are you doing here? This is our home..... and of course their right. This is their home, always has been, always will be. I'm just borrowing it for a brief moment in time.
I'm always happy to be at my property. There's something about being here that gives me a feeling of contentment and serenity. And to me that's the biggest advantage of full-timing in a home with wheels.
if I have wheels, why on earth would I stay someplace I'm not happy? And by boondocking, I have the freedom to always be someplace that makes me happy.
This is the Pike National Forest that borders my property on the north side.
And this is the Pike National Forest that borders my property on the east side, giving me plenty of room to roam along with the Deer, the Elk, the Bear, and the Mountain lion. Which just so happens to be some of my favorite neighbors.
There was a beautiful sunset this afternoon, at least it was beautiful to me. I have found that the beauty of a sunset is directly related to how happy you are where you're at. I guess that explains why all sunsets are beautiful to me.
Enjoying the last rays of the setting sun before I get in the little Bronco and make myself comfortable for the night.
Driving that washboard road made for a tough day today and tired me out. So I'm hoping I can get those danged paper towels rolled back up before I fall asleep.