|Walmart spot! Dodge City, KS|
|Back in the land of silos :)|
|Love these old houses..|
|Garden City Kansas, makes all those ugly wind turbines...|
|High and proud, along with the Kansas flag!|
Made a breakfast wrap for Ken and I had oatmeal. We actually left just about 0800 Central time. Let GIP guide us to highway 50 and we were off! Not much traffic and a great drive. I love going through all the different little towns and just looking at all the different homes and ranches down the road. Haven't picked up my book to read (which is why my camera gets a workout) :)
Had a couple of gas stops and about 1200 (Mountain Time) we pulled into Bent's Fort near La Junta Colorado. Crossing into Colorado we lost an hour but we kept ourselves on Central time, so our tummies knew it was time for lunch. Bent's Fort is a great place to visit if you have the time. We visited in 2014 and that's where Ken purchased his Golden Age Access Pass for $10.00 lifetime. Now it's gone up to $80.00 but still a great purchase. I made salad for us both and then we moved on.
We let GIP guide us to Lake Pueblo State Park where we were going to spend the night. She took us through East Pueblo to South Pueblo and right into the park. Nice drive through different parts of town. This place along with so many others just keeps growing!
We pulled into our site at 1440! There's hardly anyone here, but we know the place is crazy during the summer months. There's a marina, beautiful lake, swimming beach and some of the campgrounds have showers and electrical hookups. We wanted to exercise our generator as it's been quite a while so we decided against hookups. Still not a cheap experience. Every car has to have a day pass (7.00) then camping with no hookups is $18.00 electrical is $24.00. Bottom line, $25.00 and $31.00.
|Our view of the lake|
|Every spot has a wind cover|
|Ken talking with his mom :))|
I made some banana bread and homemade mashed potatoes while Ken was doing his thing outside. When we were both finished, outside I went to enjoy happy hour with my hubby. A pleasant 74 degrees but with a wind. Ken cooked some boneless pork ribs for dinner, so enjoyed mashed potatoes and a can of mixed beans that we love! We can only get them in Tennessee and Missouri so we have to make the 26 cans we bought last! haha..
We decided that we were going to head for Gunnison, Colorado today and stay at the campground we stayed at last year on the way home,in the national park.
About 214 miles to go today. We'll go over Monarch Crest so we'll have a beautiful, but not quick drive.
On we go! Have a wonderful day! Those of you who are traveling, stay safe!