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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
No Photos 23rd Jun 2011 - Summer 2011
Day 68-Sharon's cabin

My leg is much better….not wonderful but better enough to clean the bathroom and kitchen in the RV, sorted through all the maps, tour books and brochures and tossed what we won’t need anymore, straightened out the rest of the RV, cleaned out the truck of stuff we don’t need anymore and found a missing sock. Did some laundry and Harry found there’s much bigger dryers in the clubhouse than in the regular laundry room so it went pretty quickly. Hot today, 99 at noon, but when the wind picks up after sunset it gets cooler. Lots of stuff at the campground for kids, a big jumping pillow, an area with sprinklers to run through, a big playground, tether ball, a heated pool and spa and other things. Hiking, rafting, offroad biking, mining, fishing, hunting and ziplining here too.
The part for the hitch came about 1PM. Harry had it in by 2:30 and then we drove to Sharon’s ranch, only about 20 minutes away but way out in the mountains. After you go through a locked gate her driveway is a 2-1/2 mile dirt and gravel road up and down hills to a log cabin in the middle of a beautiful meadow. As far as you can see is meadow and mountains and her property goes beyond the tree line and is bordered by the Bureau of Land Mgmt. on all sides. You can see Pike’s Peak from the front porch (with a little rivulet of snow remaining) and all around rolling mountains with sparse vegetation and grasses and then beyond that big pine trees. We were greeted by the twitter of maybe a dozen hummingbirds all vying for a spot at one of the feeders on the porch. Through another window is a bird feeder that had three really bright yellow gold type finches on it. Rabbits, chipmunks and ground squirrels were running around the yard and there was a deer sitting in the meadow who really looked annoyed when we got too close and she had to take off. So quiet and peaceful, the air is so clean I hated to leave and could have stayed there all day watching the wildlife. She says there’s a mountain lion in the hills and she’s had trouble with bears getting in the house before, especially one pesky one last year that didn’t want to leave. The windows and doors have been reinforced to keep them out.
We all drove back into town for Chinese food and then we gassed up for our trip tomorrow, going east into Kansas.

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