Yesterday was yet another beautiful, mountainous, drive into Colorado. We only did about 293 miles but with some city driving it felt like more.
We both knew that Colorado would be a challenge for us. We know so many wonderful people and places here that we initially thought that we could linger here for a while and visit friends. However, we are already going to be arriving in Asheville a few days later than planned, and the difficulty of finding safe places to park all of our earthly possessions has led us to the decision to keep on traveling.
We arrived at an rv park that Michael had researched online. It was supposed to be about $30-$35 a night. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained. As we looked around though we felt a little out of place. Our uhaul/car trailers/camper combo seemed just a little more rugged than the newer motor coaches. Michael went to check in and the guy at the desk explained the sites were now $60 a night and we would have to pay for two. One for the uhaul and one for the camper. He continued telling Michael he should really go to “these places” because they would “better suit our needs.” Michael and I took a moment in disbelief. We called the other parks and no one answered. The guy at the rv park then offered us private cell phone numbers for the a couple of the other parks. We realized they really didn’t want us staying there. Which really confirmed my earlier feeling that some camper people might be kinda classist. Michael doesn’t usually get angry very easily, so I was shocked when he reached over the counter, grabbed the guy by the collar and asked him, “When is the last time you had a good ol’ fashioned country ass whoopin’?” (And that sentence is what happens when your husband is your editor haha) Needless to say, we ended up staying somewhere else.
Today we head into Kansas! We are so excited because there are severe thurnderstorms in the forecast. We may actually get to test out our camper that was designed to withstand an F -3 tornado 🙂
… And if you don’t hear from us again, you’ll know what happened…