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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
No Photos 22nd Jun 2011 - Summer 2011
Day 67-Royal Gorge

Beautiful day again, got up to 87 and sunny, cooler when the sun goes down.
Stayed at the campground in the morning, skyped with Martin, Heather and Evie who learned to say “Bon Jour “ on their recent trip to Belgium. Went to the chiropractor early afternoon but my leg is still bothersome. Maybe it’ll kick in overnight. Got the truck washed, most of the sand and grit came off.
Got to Royal Gorge about 4PM and drove over the bridge, one of the highest suspension bridges in the world at 1053’ over the Arkansas River. It’s only ¼ mile long over wooden planks that make a racket as you go over them. On the other side there is a petting zoo for kids, a wildlife park with bison (including 2 white bison), an elk herd and Bighorn sheep, a theatre that shows a movie of how the bridge was built, some entertainment including a magic act, a skycoaster that’s like a big rubber band that shoots you (not us) out over the gorge and some other exhibits. After we saw that side we drove back over to the other side and took the aerial skytram over and then back again, then went down the incline railway, at 45 degrees the world’s steepest incline railway, it goes 3MPH down 1550 feet to the canyon floor at the narrowest part (50’) of the river, stays there for about 15 minutes and then comes back up. Then we went on a little railroad around the park with funny sights such as “yellow rock” (a rock painted yellow), Boot Hill, (a bunch of boots buried on a hill), little silly things like that. Probably made for kids but there were only adults on it.
Met Sharon in town at Pizza Madness for dinner, another restaurant with the alien theme. I’m getting kind of worried that maybe they’re following us since Roswell. Across the street is a storefront that says “Colorado Cannabis” and below it “For Medical Purposes Only”. Maybe I should try here for relief from my leg.
Sharon then brought us five minutes down the road to the beautiful raging Arkansas River. There’s a park with a fountain, lots of geese, a play area for kids, picnic tables, tennis and basketball courts and lots of green, green grass right on the river. They have stone steps built down so you can go in the river and it was a lot warmer than I thought it would be. There were some kids practicing white water rafting in the man made rapids and a few people fishing. Really beautiful park.
Hoping to get the part for the hitch early tomorrow so Harry can fix it and we can get on with our day.

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