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2021-05-31 – Springtime in the Rockies caravan… Day 5 – Traveling to Colorado Springs, CO

Today is Memorial Day. And a travel day. As I mentioned before, there are three pages of detailed driving instructions to travel this 145 mile route… It took us 5 1/2 hours, with a short stop for lunch and only two episodes of missed directions!

The scenery was again spectacular, and everchanging… Meadows, rocky slopes, rivers, and forests. We even went right through one of those rocky mountains…

We were traveling with and following another Airstreamer. We let him lead because he understood the route better…

We stopped briefly in the early afternoon to make a make sandwiches for lunch…, then we were back on the road…

We finally arrived at the RV park and found our spot. This is a very tight RV park, with narrow streets and small sites…

We all gathered in the park’s Rec Room for a pizza dinner. This dinner also functioned as a second GAM; we shared our stories around our table with four other couples…

This being Memorial Day, our tables were decorated accordingly… They passed the microphone around the room, person to person; each told of a family member and their military service. Not surprisingly, considering the age of our members, most told of fathers (and a few mothers) who served in WWII… A somber but memorable time of sharing.

We walked the park after dinner. We have been joined by another 34′ Airstream, a 1997 model. These folks came in from Florida and are late in joining due to some issues at home… But they are here now!

We returned to the Villa, and an enjoyable time was had by all…

2021-05-25 – Springtime in the Rockies caravan…Traveling to Rock Springs, WY

We had our first view of magnificent, snow-capped mountains today. We traveled, south to north, almost the entire length of Utah, driving among beautiful mountain meadows and valleys, surrounded by towering mountains.

North of Provo we turned east onto the mighty Interstate 80, which extends from San Francisco to Teaneck, NJ. Again, these beautiful mountain meadows are around 6,500′ elevation, with towering mountains all around.

We stopped for lunch at a great local sandwich shop and walked briskly around the parking lot to keep our watches happy… The shopping center was on the highway leading to the entrance of the Park City ski area…

We’re not sure what this is we’re looking at. Maybe ski jumps?

Eventually we almost got a picture of the Wyoming state line…

More meadows with towering mountains beyond. Those are patches of snow on the meadow floor, although the temperatures are in the mid 60s here…

We continued driving straight across Wyoming. Straight across…

The topography does change on occasion…

And when we drive straight across Wyoming, we also drive straight through the mountains…

We stopped for the night in Rock Springs, at another KOA. This place was very beak, as KOAs go, but sites were spacious, it was quiet, and we has a restful evening…

And an enjoyable time was had by all…

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