Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Another Month Gone By

Well, here we are, three months and eleven days into our full timing adventure.  Since leaving Idaho Falls we have been through Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska.  We are now in Littleton, Colorado at the campground in Bear Creek Lake Park.  This is a very large city park (hundreds of acres) with a lot of amenities.  There are small lakes for swimming and water sports, a long paved bicycle path, hiking paths and the campground with electric hookups for $20 night ($19 for us old codgers over 62).  The sites are well spaced and pretty level.  The campground hosts are a very friendly couple.  Most sites have 20/30/50 amps; ours is 20/30 amps, a fact I discovered after we had unhitched.  I picked the site because it was on the highest point in the campground and it looked good for satellite TV reception.  Since the temps are down in the 80’s and low 90’s, we don’t need both AC units going, so the 30 amp connection is fine.  It is a fine site for the satellite TV though, I got a 92% connection rating, something I seldom see.  We will be here until August 10th.

Made the drive to our former neighborhoods in Bailey and Shawnee yesterday.  Great to see some old friends.  Rosie went to her former hairdresser and looks even more ravishing than ever.  She also is setting up to meet up with the old hiking crew for a hike in the mountains near Evergreen, CO.  While she is hiking, I will be playing pool with my old buddy Mark at his home in Shawnee.

We have been walking every morning.  Here are some pictures from our walk this morning:

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At the bridge over Turkey Creek

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A long bike path is my kind of trail

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Our site looks like it is in the middle of nowhere

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But if I turn a little to my right, I can see Home Depot

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Saw these two bucks on our walk (look in lower right corner)

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That is our rig at the top just right of center

Two of Rosie’s hiking pals just paid us a surprise visit.  Rosie is so excited to be back in Colorado.

Here are the full timing expense numbers for July:

Camping –                           $618 ($19.94 per night)

Diesel Fuel when pulling –  $440

Truck Repairs/Service –      $74

Generator Gas/Propane -     $10

Satellite TV/Radio –            $103

Total for July            $1,245

Thanks for stopping by.

7 comments:

michael ultra said...

I love that part of Colorado. I have explored Evergreen many times. You guys are taking to the lifestyle. Good!

Laurie and George said...

Very nice looking park. We will be in CO in October sometime, we'll have to check it out.

Jim and Judy said...

Thanks for the "numbers". Looks like a very nice park to spend a few days.

Allen and Lolita DuGuay said...

Nice to see you are enjoying your selves. Sure a beautiful area you are in. We are just starting our second month of fulltime and just loving it also. Safe Travels to you both.

Nan said...

Thanks for the post. We just purchased our bikes yesterday, so this post goes in my Pinterest board for Colorado.

Cozygirl said...

Awesome to get the discount...for such a beautiful landing spot in CO! Might have to add that to our trail when we finally get out of here :O) You have some sweet posts...happy travels! ~cozygirl itsacozylife.blogspot.com

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