Friday, June 24, 2016

Around Buena Vista, Colorado

We're still in the Parry Peak campground visiting friend DeDe and almost everyday we go for a drive in our little Honda out in the countryside.  Most of what we see is snow capped mountains but every once in awhile we see something new and interesting.  

Independence Pass

The Old Train tunnels north of Buena Vista

Arkansas River just to the left of the train tunnels

We see lots of beaver activity around this area so that has prompted us to read up on beavers.  If you click here you can read all about them, too.

Thistle flower with bug and bud. 

Wildflowers near DeDe's rv.

I'll be back soon from a new location.

Evie and Joy

Old mining cabin on the way to Vicksburg Mining Camp Interpretive Site

Friday, June 17, 2016

Catching Up

Today's pictures don't have anything to do with the blog story.

We haven't had reliable internet for almost a month so I haven't been able to blog.  Sorry about that. And also sorry to my cousins south of ABQ and friends from Los Alamos that we weren't able to get together with, we just ran out of time.  

After Utah we went back to the Albuquerque area for a few days and it was very warm, even with electrical hook-ups and running the air conditioning it was still to hot for me so we moved the rv up in the mountains above Santa Fe for a few days and then we headed to much higher ground.

For the last week we have be in the Parry Peak campground in Colorado, at about 8400' elevation.  Nice and cool.  My friend DeDe is camp hosting here so not only are we cool but we get to visit too.  Last week I drove DeDe into Colorado Springs, 2.5 hours away, to buy a car for her to tow behind her rv.  We left the campground at about 8am and got home at 8:30 pm.  But the most important thing was we did find her a car to tow and all is well in her world.  The Parry Peak cg is outside of Leadville, CO with lots to see and do.

Rainbow at Cochiti Lake, NM

Sunset and rainbow.

View from Cottonwood Pass, Colorado 

Beaver den.


Moth in our campground

Side view of same moth.

That's all for this blog.  See you soon.

Evie and Joy