DAY 2 – CLAYTON, NM ~ GRAPE CREEK – WESTCLIFFE, CO
We got a fairly good start this a.m. We only had 200+ miles to drive today. We planned to arrive early, set up camp, and wait for the others to arrive.
Along the way we stopped for…..
GAS in Raton, NM…
Then again in Walsenburg, CO.
We arrived at Grape Creek RV Park and managed to get our site moved to the back row – Mike says the wee bit of whining I indulged in paid off well. We decided we needed a tent site and an RV site. The tent sites are along the creek. Our site was across the park. They let us move to the one slot left on the back row….our view is THIS….
Zander was supposed to tell Mike when to stop. ::snort::
Anyway, this view sure beats the shower house. ::snort::
Everyone pitched in to set up camp.
I made lunch and we ate it while marveling at the mountains.
Unfortunately, my cell phone died and so we have no communication with our traveling family. We decided to explore the area as we waited.
Monkey in the Middle
We have no picnic table or fire ring here…no s’mores. Ah well that takes care of the marshmallow dilemma…we still are enjoying sitting around camp, viewing the mountains, reading, playing games, (Mike’s studying) and WAITING for the others….
This phrase was oft repeated this afternoon as a storm blew in, “it feels so GOOD to be cold again.” ::snort::
1900 and none of the older kids are here. My cell phone has died. Mike’s phone is NOT for “personal business”. We drove in to Westcliffe and called them from Subway – 4 cell phones and not ONE of them picked up…..we’ll try in a few more hours. Meanwhile we'll play games and eat popcorn.
2000 – Girls arrived. 10 minutes later boys arrived. The boys had been to the top of some mountain – yeah map quest. LOL Eventually, they found us.
All phones are charging.
I fed them all chili and bagels….it’s late now….so off to bed.