June 25, 2016
When you open the admin side of our blog the first screen that comes up is the stats for the blog – how many people have looked at it, the number of comments made, etc. What struck me is the date for our last posting and it was 2 weeks ago. I am sorry, dear and faithful readers! We don’t mean to forget about you, we just get busy with our life and we have developed a routine pattern to our work days (F, Sa, Su, M, T) and adventure/errand days for our days off (W, Th). The state park is getting much busier with weekends full, leaving no spots for anyone without reservations and a full campground stretches the campground hosts, park staff and rangers to the max (but in a good way). We love it here and enjoy meeting the campers and hearing about what brought them to Ridgway.
Last week on our adventure day we took a 4 wheel drive road up to Owl Creek Pass. It was breathtaking, both the road and the scenery. I wondered if someone from OSHA ever drove this road if there would be guard rails up the next day? It felt similar to the old Lariat Trail up Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill’s grave. OK, How many of you even know what I am talking about (we will see how many readers we have that grew up in Colorado)? Here are a few pictures from our drive:
We ran out of time but figured we would head back anther day with our picnic lunch and make it to the reservoir that eluded us on this trip.
Our adventure days this week were spent running errands and getting our phone carrier switched and that included getting new phones. We have mentioned this before, our cell and wifi coverage is sketchy in the locations where we volunteer and here in Ridgway we have big time issues. So we gave up, switched carriers and can now make phone calls whenever we want in any part of the trailer or park. That is assuming we have figured out how to make calls on the new phones – might be best if you call us for a bit!
Happy Summer, Cliff and Cyndy