The 201703 trip – Colorado Springs
Saturday, April 8
We drove from Santa Fe, NM to Colorado Springs. Will stay for 2 days and head home after strong windws & bad storms pass. We got reservations at Garden of the Gods RV Resort in Colorado Springs. It was a nice enough place with full amenities. Our 30 amp electric hookup was wired backwards (thank you Progressive Industries). Fortunately, the 50 amp was fine and I used our adapter to hook up. The sites weren’t as level as the could or should be but we managed. There were deer that wandered through the place at times. It was wedged between the highway and residential neighborhood but was convenient to Garden of the Gods. We got in early enought, we haded for Garden of the Gods and stopped by the visitor center and went hiking. Parking was difficult but we found spots in the main lot and hiked around the big rocks. Saw quite a few rock climbers, took lots of pictures. Then home for supper and a good nights sleep.
Sunday, April 9 Went out to say a Pueblo Vievo. Excellent. It was a nice day, but we Laundry in the morning anyway. Mostly Debbie and Sylvia while I replaced the water pump. I took the old one apart – and the check valve was stuck. I freed it – and it seemed like it would work, so I now have a spare pump. In the afternoon we headed to Garden of the Gods again and tried to find parking – and it was even worse. Deb, Sylvia and I took a spot and the kids went off to look nearby. Eventually they found a lot in the SE corner and we went there to meet them. Then we all hiked to Balanced Rock and back, then to the store which was nearby. Then we went to find Pueblo Vievo, a restaurant Deb, Sylvia and I had been at 3 years ago – and it was still there and it was great too. The next day, the winds were supposed to die down……
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