Breckinridge, Colorado: Sadly, we had to leave My Bro and his family today. After eight days, we had established ourselves into a nice routine, met many of their friends, dined in their favorite spots, and caught-up with our nephew and niece. A great visit. Dave and I just love Longmont - so much going on! I saw only ONE Trump sign in eight days.
We began our Sunday walking around McIntosh Lake with Steve, Kris, Michael (just back from his convention), Delaney - plus Mochi and #. It is a 3.5 mile flat trail around the lake, mostly packed gravel, though quite a bit is paved. Glorious views to the Rockies and Longs Peak. Did I take photos? Nope.
For our final night in town, Kris and Steve invited their posse for a backyard grill fest. Steve put bison sausages in his rotisserie grill basket (want), Kris made a zucchini and corn salad, and a broccoli salad. Their friend, Deirdre, made a peach crisp. The peach crisp was served with Tillamook vanilla ice cream. Wowza - what a send-off dinner.
We were on the road by 10-ish this morning, and decided to take the back roads which would route us through even more adorable Colorado towns. We followed local highways to reach I-70. This interstate is a marvel of engineering. Much of it could be repaved, please, but the lanes are wide. A long uphill is mediated with a long downhill. Our engine temperature, and our tire temperatures, went up and down accordingly. The traffic heading east to Denver was epic, and completely stop-and-go.
Just after noon, we pulled-over to historical Georgetown for a long lunch break. The drive was stressful for My Driver, and it was good to take a lunch rest. Dave walked a few blocks into town and found a fancy hotel, built by a mysterious Frenchman. Love me some mysterious Frenchman.
After our break, we only had a short drive to our campsite in Breckenridge… however the route included a cruise through the famed Eisenhower Tunnel. I can’t believe we did this high-altitude drive years ago in a POS motorhome. (Ahhh, we were so much younger!)
Our campsite for the next three days is Tiger’s Run - just outside of Breckenridge. We have known of this campground for years as it is/was very popular with owners at Motor Coach Country Club in Indio, where we owned for a dozen years. We think it was previously Class-A only? Set me straight past/current owners (David P?).
We are paying $120 per night for an undeveloped site (we have a full-service 50-amp site, with a picnic table, wood fire pit, and a porch swing).
After settling-in and starting eight days of laundry, we took a quick drive-by into adorable Breckenridge, made a tee time for tomorrow, and will relax after that not-fun drive.
Dinner tonight was Santa Fe Chowder placed in the slow cooker this morning, (though a half recipe). A perfect end to a long day.
Until my next update from Breckenridge, I remain, your 9151 feet correspondent.
Just curious, how many Biden signs did you see?
How fun to be traveling with beautiful views and comfortable temps!
I could handle that🤗
Not one. It’s not an election year. We did see so many Ukrainian flags, BLM signs, rainbow flags, etc.
Tell us at some point how you guys began RVing–I’m curious. Lovely visit with family! I wish to never see another Trump sign!
Empty nest. Retired. We had traveled/lived all over the world. Wanted to see America. Sold the weekender travel trailer, bought a motorhome and hit the road.
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