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Sunday, April 28, 2013

From Colorado to Nebraska

Hello all,
 We have had almost no Internet reception the past days, so now to catch up.
 Monday we had posted our last blog. We had done our laundry and strolled through the streets of Trinidad, CO. Trinidad still has many brick roads and some older brick buildings. They also have a nice little river walk area.
Miners Memorial
  We caught a good lunch on Main Street at Bella Luna Pizzeria. I got the last of the lunch special lasagna and Wendy got a panini. Both came with a fancy (to me) salad and were excellent.
 We went back to camp and were thinking of taking a walk to work the lunch off. I had changed into some shorts then began a call home with my dad. Then it hit us, the wind picked up and temperature began to drop faster than I could relay it. What was a sunny 72 day dropped to 27 in a couple hours. I don't believe we have ever saw anything like that.
 The next day we awoke to snow and 22 degrees, attaining a high of 28. We braved one quick walk but that was it.

 We were to leave on Wednesday but with warmer weather forecast, we let Mother Nature thaw the snow off the slideouts. By mid afternoon the snow was gone. But that snow had left a mess. My truck which was parked and clean was covered with dirt. Wendy and I cleaned the truck with buckets and we ended up cleaning the entire RV at our next stop.
 The story told to me was a dust storm in Arizona had dropped with the falling snow.
 Thursday we headed north and made a good drive (265 mi.) to Jackson Lake State Park, CO. The park is 85 northeast of Denver. A nice park on a large flowage. It is set up with six camp areas all with sites on or views of the lake.
Nice and quiet before the weekend crowd came
View out the window
Spotted him near our site
 Today we exited with all the weekenders and headed to Sidney Nebraska. Cabala's has a large store that also has a nice full hook up campground. We will just spend the night then off to Scott's Bluff, Neb. for the last few days before we arrive at our summer camp host job in Custer, S.D.


  1. Nice post. Stay warm and travel safe!!

  2. Yikes, big drop in temps! Never heard of a dust storm imbedded in snow. What a mess that would be :)