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Fort Collins: Fermented Paradise and Laundry

This post jumps back to our late spring trip out west.  Leaving the Vedauwoo Recreation area between Laramie and Cheyenne, we backtracked and drove southeast to Fort Collins, Colorado. We had several reasons for making Fort Collins our destination. First, Julia has an optometry school friend who resides there.  Her husband is a lawyer.    And they both like to hike and drink good beer, so lots of things to talk about after not seeing each other for a number of years.  Second, after a week without hookups, we needed to resupply, shower, do laundry, dump tanks,  and plan our next journey into the mountains. We checked into Boyd Lake State Park for a two day mid-week stay.   All of Colorado State Parks are expensive for camping and charge an additional $10 each day for non-residents. At Boyd Lake, sites are tight. Coin showers with out-of-order change machines.  No firewood for sale. On the plus side, the on-site laundry facilities were excellent.  Also, it was very convenient to use


This is just a quick update without photos.

After leaving Monument Valley, we needed to make a half-circle back to Las Vegas to get Julia to her flight home. We stopped overnight at Pipe Springs National Monument and the RV park nearby, so that Julia could hear the story herself of the history of the spring.

Yesterday, we drove to Vegas where Julia had found the Las Vegas RV Resort, which was an easy drive to the airport early this morning.With moving from Mountain Time to Pacific Time, plus the Dayight Savings time shift, we woke up quite early to get her to the airport for an early morning flight home.

I will be meandering south and east today to start my way home. Thanksgiving isn’t far away, and I won’t be able to stop for lengthy stays anywhere at this point. There are a few places I want to see, so I’m estimating a two-week drive back home.


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