Monday – We moved over to Mountain Landing Suites and RV park today around 2:00 PM, since that is check in time at the park. We first went by the dump station to get rid of the last week’s contents. We did this because the site we reserved only has electric and water. We took that site, because it was the only one available for the next 4 days. We will be leaving on Friday and head East. We don’t know where yet, but that should be determined by then.
Tuesday – We celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary by going out to eat lunch. We went to Shanghai restaurant, because the Chinese restaurant we used to go to here in Pagosa Springs was closed. After we ordered our meals, a couple came in and sat down at a table near the booth we were sitting in. The gentleman set down his visor on the table, while he went to the restroom. I noticed on the visor that it said “Condea Vista”, which is the old name of the company that Sue retired from. When the gentleman came back from the restroom, we started talking to him about his visor. Well, just so happens that he used to work at the plant in Lake Charles, but was transferred to the Austin, Texas R&D department about 2 years before Sue was transferred to the main plant in Lake Charles. He worked in the lab there, so he and Sue knew a lot of the same people. They had a great conversation and relived some of the things that used to go on at the plant. After lunch they invited us to go with them to a root beer float social at the Wyndam resort here where they are staying. They have a time share at the Wyndam and it seems like a pretty nice facility. After the social, we went back to the motorhome so Sue can do some more painting. Our friends, Fred and Vickie came by after supper to play some cards. We played cards for about an hour and had a great time. I won the card game, so that was good too! We plan to play cards again with them tomorrow sometime.
Wednesday – Today we just hung around the motorhome so Sue can do some more painting of her signs. You can find samples of them at Lazy Susan Art. I worked on a project to help a friend of ours that is putting on a rally in Conroe, Texas next spring. You can find some more info on it at Texas Rally. The weather is still great here in Pagosa Springs, where it is getting down to the mid 40’s at night. Sweet!! We haven’t used our air conditioners in about 10 days. Well, Sue did use the heat pump yesterday morning to take off the chill. Fred and Vickie came back by this afternoon to play some more cards. This time Fred was the winner. Go Fred!!!
Thursday – We met Jim and Betty for lunch at the Shanghai restaurant and it was still just as good as last time. Jim and Betty were going to take their motorhome up to Lake City for about a week, so this would be that last time we would see them on this trip. We had a good visit and good food. This afternoon Fred and Vickie came over and we played cards again. I think Sue won this game and they we all went to eat at Wolfe Brewing. They had live music, craft-brewed beers and great pizza. Fred and Vickie shared a Reuben pizza. Yep a Reuben pizza on rye crust, sauerkraut, corned beef and Swiss cheese. They said it was really tasty. Sue tried it, but I didn’t since I don’t like sauerkraut. She said it was good too. Sue and I split a Hawaiian pizza – pineapple, Canadian bacon and cheese. Very good food. We then drove back to the motorhome after dropping Fred and Vickie off at their coach.
Friday – Moving day. We headed east to Pueblo, CO. At least that was the plan, but we know what that means! We called a few campgrounds, but they were full. So as a last resort we called the Pueblo South KOA. They said they a site, but it was 30 amp and no sewer. They wanted $48 a night and we wanted to stay 2 nights, I told Sue, No Way! KOA said that is was a large site and they charge by the size of the site, not the amenities. I think that’s crazy!! Sue then called the Pueblo North KOA and they said they had a 30 amp site with no sewer for $35 a night. I said we can try that one. We arrived and after getting checked in we followed the RV park guy in the golf cart to our site. What paved streets they have are very, very narrow. He led us to a site in the back, down some dirt road and to a dirt site. We plugged in the electric cord and then turned on the air conditioner. Our Progressive Surge/Low voltage protector tripped and the air conditioner went off. I went outside to look at it and it was down to 108 volts with nothing being turned on. Our Progressive unit trips when it gets to 106 volts to protect all of electronics in the motorhome. The KOA employee told Sue it would work better if we removed the Progressive protector!!! What a dumbass!! I don’t think so! He moved us to another site, but it was down to 108 volts with just the air conditioner running. As soon as our refrigerator would kick on it would trip the protector. So we told KOA that this site wouldn’t work either. So they refunded out money and we left in search of another campground. We found one near Colorado Springs, at Falcon Meadow RV Park in Falcon, Colorado. They gave us their last site which was 50 amp full hookup for $32 a night and it was a great site. We can see Pike”s Peak from our window (when the smoke is not in the way) which is very nice. We will be here for a few days.
The smoke does make for some cool sunset photos.
Saturday – We stayed at the campground because of all the smoke in the Rockies and the air quality folks in Colorado said to stay indoors if you have respiratory problems. So Sue painted and I worked on the computer. We also watched some TV.
How about some flowers.
How about a rabbit. They are all over the campground.
They have these chairs at every site. Really nice!
Sunday – We decided to stay a couple more days at this campground. My portable oxygen concentrator is given me an error, so the company is going to send me another one out tomorrow. I hope the old one holds out that long!! We will have to move to another site tomorrow here at the campground, since we extended our stay. We went and looked at it and it looks like it will be good. It doesn’t have a sewer connection, but that’s ok Sue got all our clothes washed so we are good for a few days.
Until next time!!