Back to Littleton, CO

July 10 – 14, 2017

Since I was picking up my trailer in Grand Junction and wasn’t coming directly back to Denver Metro area, I had to put some stuff into a 10 x 10 storage unit.  Monday morning, I left the festival grounds in Westcliffe and headed north on I-25 towards Denver.

The camping options in the metro area are very limited and reservations need to be made months in advance.  I was fortunate to get a campsite at Chatfield State Park for several nights thru a friend.  Generally state park campgrounds will have larger sites than commercial RV parks and they tend to be closer to nature.  That is what I prefer in a campsite.  I had a nice pull thru site on the outside loop with a view to the west of the reservoir and the foothills.

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During the five days here in this area I had some remaining business to take care of and then most importantly, clear out the 10 x 10 storage unit. The rent is $140 per month and I didn’t want to pay for additional months.  I do have a small 5 x 5 unit that was $38/month and I paid for one year.  In it I have books, my backpacking/camping gear, photographs and that sort of thing.  So all the stuff in the 10 x 10 had to go in the truck or camper, or into the small storage unit.  Whatever was left over went to the ARC thrift store – which was quite a bit!

It is a good thing I had five days, because it took all of that time to get it all done.  By the end of the day on Friday I was beat!  For the last 5 months or so I have been going full speed with getting stuff sold, preparing the house to go on the market, dealing with all the sales process, having garage sales and so forth.  I am thankful this was the close of all that process as I was just about out of steam.

Saturday morning I did my laundry and got ready to head out.  Check out time is noon and I pulled away from the campsite about 4 minutes til noon, just in time!!

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Colorado has some awesome sunsets

As I left Chatfield State Park it was with a sense of relief at all that had been accomplished to get to this point in time.  It was an arduous journey, but with alot of reward.

I was so happy when I turned onto Hwy 285 to head west into the mountains.  Goodbye Denver!!  I’m sure I had a BIG GRIN on my face!

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Goodbye Denver!

Next up….back to Buena Vista.

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