Wyoming to Colorado

Cheyenne, WY is COLD!  We found a RV camp, hoping it had a restaurant/bar so we could warm up a bit.  It had a restaurant, but they only served root beer.  HUH?  Oh well, we stayed inside where it was warm and left in the morning for Longmont CO to pick up parts for the camper.  The road has been a bit rough on our little casa.  We need a new door to the battery compartment because one too many topes in Mexico slid the batteries almost right out the door, so we had to gorilla tape it closed.  We also needed a new water intake valve  after a semi-trailer hit it and broke it off at a border crossing in Honduras.  We had to order a new vent/fan for over the bed where strong winds blew it so hard that it stripped the bolt and it is now taped down with gorilla tape.  Whew!  On the way to Longmont, we saw miles and miles of antelope.  Antelope, Antelope everywhere.  We arrived at the Outfitter camper place only to discover that they are closed on Mondays.  We are good at going with the flow when plans don’t work out so decided to go up to Estes Park for the day.  The closer we got, the snowier and colder it became.  Too snowy to go through Rocky MT. National Park, so we spent the day touring the Stanley Hotel.  It is supposed to be one of the most haunted hotels in America and is the inspiration for the Steven King book, The Shining.  As hard as I looked, I couldn’t find any ghosts.  Bummer.  On the way out of town to camp in Loveland, we saw about 7 different herds of Elk, right in town.  Elk, Elk, everywhere!  Our campsite was right along the Big Thompson river and was so pretty.  Tomorrow we will head to get parts and then go where the road takes us.

snow on the way to Estes Park, CO

snow on the way to Estes Park, CO

our camping spot along the Big Thompson River, CO

our camping spot along the Big Thompson River, CO

Elk along the roadside in Estes Park, CO

Elk along the roadside in Estes Park, CO

looking for ghosts at the Stanley Hotel

looking for ghosts at the Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park-supposed to be haunted

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park-supposed to be haunted

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park-supposed to be haunted

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park-supposed to be haunted

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