Thursday, October 22, 2009

More Stats

6+ months on the road
185 nights
Average cost per night $10
101 nights paid for, 84 free
About 25 nights in big-box parking lots
(WalMart, Costco, Kohls, churches, schools, museums)
Many thanks to many relatives with great
campground driveways!
Miles traveled = 8,581
Average 46 miles per day = just right!
Highest elevation: RV at 11,990 Loveland Pass
Highest elevation: Us at 12,000 Mayflower Meadow
Books read: 41 between us
Rainy and snowy days: We don't count them.
Great days: 185
Are we tired of this yet? NOT AT ALL
Are we ready to come home yet?
OK, for a brief visit,
then we'll be off again,
headed to Florida next,
hopefully by February.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hiking at 12,000 feet

I love these hardy little grasses that bend in the wind and make tiny snow angels!

Our friend Wayne took us to a great little hike in Mayflower Meadow. We were between Breckenridge/Frisco and Leadville.

We drove in a ways on a forest road of nearly pure ice.

Plenty of old mining buildings to make the hike more interesting.

Perfect weather for our hike yesterday and now cold and light snow are back today. But it is beautiful here. And Gregg gets to do some more experimenting with keeping water pipes warm - trying Christmas lights wrapped around them tonight!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Old favorite campground, New camera

We're in Breckenridge now for a few days to see friends Wayne & Patricia. Good place for me to test a new camera. I seem to wear them out so fast...
So far, I don't think this Nikon is taking as nice a picture as my old Canon. Any tips for me?
These views are from our RV door and our dining room window. What a beautiful place this is.