April 23rd – May 1st
Denver, Boulder, and Rocky Mountain National Park
When I landed back in Denver, we drove straight up to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP).
Moraine Park Campground is at 8,160’ and stays open through the winter on a first come first serve basis.
There were lots of elk.
On the way to Cub Lake, this little pond was very reflective.
Since we were here during the week, we headed down into Estes Park during the day for WiFi to work. We drove further one of the days to check out more RV’s. After 2 nights in RMNP, we headed down to Boulder for a hotel and to explore.
We had a hike in Chataqua Park.
We checked out the Boulder farmers market for lunch. We saw lots of blooming tulips and colorful street performers on the pedestrian mall.
We headed back up to RMNP and did our first real cooking of the trip. The grocery had no skewers for sale but we grabbed 3 pair of chopsticks, which served as both skewer and tongs.
The campground was much more crowded on the weekend, with every campsite filling a bit before sun down. I set up my hammock for the first time in years. There was a bright full moon. In the morning we went up to Bear Lake.
In preparation of Sara’s Hawaii trip, we headed back in to Denver for a few nights at a hotel. We made a trip to B&B RV to check out a few unique brands of travel trailer. The Cricket by Taxa was by far the best designed we found yet. It’s a 15’ hybrid trailer that took a few seconds to pop up and be fully set up. The queen bed ran lengthwise in the trailer’s rear and there was a multi function living space and kitchen at the trailer’s front.
Checking out of our hotel after the days in Denver, Sara graciously went to the airport many hours before her flight so that Beans and I could get a jump on the long drive east.