I have so many Colorado pics that I think I’m going to have to give more than one post to this state. WordPress starts acting a little funky on me when I have a lot of photos in a single post. So this is part a of the colorful Colorado.
Our goal for the day’s travel was to make it to Denver by nightfall and then find a place to stay. But free of the camper we made really good time, getting to Denver in rush hour dinner traffic, so we figured we could drive another couple of hours in the mountains before we lost daylight and stopped. Jay doesn’t like driving in the dark. His eyesight isn’t the greatest anymore and all the lights tend to throw him off.
We stopped in Denver to fuel up. It didn’t seem like a very good area of the city to me, lots of homeless and crackheads wandering around. We considered spending the night at a hotel across the street from the truck stop, but with some daylight left we decided to press on. Jay’s buddy, Dawg, called just as we were hitting the road again to tell Jay that he could start work in the morning in Grand Junction if he wanted. Jay was like, “Dammit boy! Why couldn’t you have called before we dropped the camper in Nebraska?!” We debated driving all the way to Grand Junction that night, figuring we’d get there around midnight, but once we started into the mountains we thought better of that idea.