Most of this trip has been about traveling and seeing new sights and new places. However, along the route, we had several stops planned to visit friends and family. Mo’s sister lives in the Denver area, with her two daughters close by. In addition, Edna and her husband recently purchased a new (to them) motorhome and decided that a group camp would be a great way to check out all the bells and whistles.
Edna made reservations for both of us at Chatfield State Park, near Littleton, Colorado, a site only a few miles from their home and we both pulled in yesterday within a few minutes of each other. The skies were heavy and gray and even though they looked scary, the rain that fell was just a spit here and there. Tom and Edna were happy to have “experienced” RV’rs nearby to help with all the little details of setting up a motorhome and we enjoyed helping out, and remembering when we were new at all this as well.
After setup, we brought out some snacks and wine, and because of the weather, snuggled into the MoHo for some catching up time. As the evening wore on and cleared up a bit, Mo and I took an opportunity to try out the great bike trails that surround this very lovely, open park.
Edna was excited about cooking supper for all of us and did a great job of grilled dogs and all the fixings. The night was just cool enough to turn on the little electric heater and sleep comfortably. I did a big breakfast for all of us in the morning while we listened to their happy tales about their successful first night sleeping in their new RV. We all settled in to a peaceful day, with Tom and Edna hanging out and Mo and I driving to their home to visit Tom’s mother, who is a precious lady over 100 years old. It was great to see her again. Later in the afternoon Edna’s daughters appeared, even in the midst of their busy schedules, and we visited some more and caught up with all the family newss. Susan’s newest son is just 12 weeks old, so of course everyone had to ooh and ahh over the baby.
Edna’s dog, Abby, and Jeremy all got along just fine. Jeremy especially liked this camp, with the open space and the many critters than must have been scooting around in the grass. He spent a lot of the time out on his leash today while we sat around not doing much else. The skies were gorgeous, blue and brilliant with no smog or haze anywhere. Evening was perfect with a steak supper provided by Tom and Edna and a great full harvest moon to light the evening. Tomorrow we will be on our way to explore the Colorado Rockies as we wind our way to my heart home at Capital Reff. Soon, very soon, I will again be in my red world that speaks to me so deeply. My kids keep saying, mark the spt with gps or something, Mom, how in the heck are we supposed to find this place. (the one where my ashes go!) LOL