Thursday, November 01, 2007


A nippy start to the day with a bit of frost on everything as we took the dogs for an early morning walk around the RV park. Scenic sunrise over the catfish creek beside us. We would highly recommend this park to anyone traveling through this area. It's easy to get to from I-70 & has 14 pull-thru sites that can accomadate those 40 foot plus rigs.
Ellis was quite a railroad town in it's hayday with the likes of Wyatt Erp & Buffalo Bill Cody hanging out here. The old railroad buildings are still being used by the towns works department.
After a short walk uptown we had the Damon packed up & the big wheels rolling west on I-70 by 8 o'clock. Big bright sunny day & no wind!!!! Traffic was very light in both directions. Caught our first sight of the Rocky mountains as we crested a hill about 10 miles east of Limon, Colorado. So nice to see after seemingly endless miles of the rolling flat lands of Kansas.
Kelly had found a KOA campground on the map beside I-70 in Limon that had internet, laundry, water, etc so we decided to pull in there about 4 p.m. & call it a day. Always sooooooo nice to find a good campsite after long hours on the road. This KOA is very clean & well organized. Only 2 other rigs in the whole place so there was lots of room for the doggy guys to go flying around.
To-morrow morning we'll do laundry & then head for Denver around 9. We are about 80 miles east of Denver right now so we're going to try & slide through the city sometime between the morning & afternoon rush. I-70 goes right through it.
Up until this morning we were planning on going to Colorado Springs & slip over the mountains there but after thinking on it a bit more we decided it would probably be better for us to take the more popular I-70 route because of the extra lanes & rest areas. Just figured it was the safer way for us to go because of our limited motorhome & towing experience plus this will be out first experience with the mountains....Doggies are all fine, we're doing ok ourselves, & the motorhome has been purring along like a fine tuned top.
Thanks to Bob from Kitchener, Dianne from Bayfield, Jim from the 5 Seasons, Helen from Woodstock, our neighbor Inge & Don & Louise from Brandon, Manitoba for your encouraging words. Much appreciated y'all:))
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1 comment:

  1. Thats a very nice shot of the creek at sunrise, for the time being i'll use it to grace my wall paper, keep them coming at least it makes my day brighter knowing the Bayfield bunch is safe an sound.

    The hermit