Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Power Run

OK, I haven't written in a while. Retirees are busy! Actually, we decided to hang out at Skookums as long as we could, then get back to Colorado quickly. In retrospect, that wasn't a good strategy. A 400 mile day, followed by two 325 mile days, and a final drive of 125 miles put us back in Colorado. Driving like that, towing a 5th wheel, is physically draining (a sign of old age on my part).

Leaving Idaho through Coeur d'Alene, we ended up driving for two days through smoke. There were many wildfires burning in Montana, and the smoke was bad. We did put Coeur d'Alene on our list of places to revisit - it was beautiful there. We stopped briefly in Billings, MT, so that Donna could visit a quilt store that was on her list of must-sees. Our last night on the road was a stay in Cheyenne, WY, at Terry Bison RV park. This is a real working buffalo ranch with buffalo, horses, cattle, and several other animals. Our neighbor for the night told us that they sold bison meat at the RV store, and highly recommended them. We ended up buying several bison steaks.

The last day was quick and easy. When we arrived in Monument at our home park, we were delighted to find that "the best site in the park" was open. In all our time here, it has always been occupied, and the clerk told us that it had just been vacated. T & V came down in the afternoon for a visit. We are here until right after Labor Day. It's great to be back in a familiar area.

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