Location: Colorado Springs, CO, just west of the Fort Carson Army Installation.
Dates Stayed: Friday, April 23 – Sunday, April 25 (2 nights)
Miles Traveled: 23 each way
Site #: 22, Back-in
Hookups: Full hookups!
Amenities: Full hookup at all 51 of their RV sites // Numerous walk-in tent sites // All the of park’s RV and tent campgrounds surround a very new, very nice camper services building with showers, laundry, and activities // Each of the campgrounds also has their own flush toilet building // Hiking trails are woven throughout the campsites, making it easy to access the more challenging hiking, bike, and equestrian trails // The best marked, best mapped hiking trail map of any Colorado State Park I’ve visited.
Cell Signal/WiFi: Virtually non-existent. There was no WiFi, and most of the time Dave and I had 1-bar with our Verizon cell service. It was enough to upload the occasional photo, and send texts to the kids and friends, but little more than that.
Who Came on This Trip: Dave and Patricia. The boys and Ranger stayed home but were right up the road.
Happy Mid-Winter! It’s Patricia here! I figured I will give a brief update since our blog has been quiet since late October.
Since we are not full-time RVers, Bojack needed a “winterization“. We had no plans to use him in the winter. Last November Dave and his friend winterized Bojack at the USAF Academy RV lot, and Bojack has just been sitting there, enduring the downslope windstorms that are common to this part the country, waiting for spring. Continue reading “Mid-Winter Thoughts”
Patricia’s been doing the heavy lifting on blogging our adventures but I thought it was high time I contribute. Being the more retired of the two of us, I’ve been doing a lot of the mechanical work on Bojack…and besides, it’s the kind of work I enjoy. I’ve been learning as many of the systems as I can in hopes of being a more informed RVer. In FAA ground school I learned all about my airplane’s systems so that I was more prepared for what could happen in the air, so I figured the same principle applies. Well…yeah, kinda…and not really! Continue reading “Maiden Voyage Lessons Learned…Getting to Know the Water Systems.”
Location: Littleton, Colorado (southwest of Denver)
Dates Stayed: Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18 (2 nights)
Miles Traveled: 50 each way
Site #: C Loop #132 (pull-thru)
Hookups at the Site: 20/30/50 amp electrical only (no water or sewer)
Amenities: Minimal water availability mid-April through mid-April // Numerous toilets nearby // Full bath facilities w/ coin-operated showers // coin-operated laundry // playgrounds, volleyball, horseshoes, and multi-use trails in walking distance // boat ramp if you want to bring your boat // large dog park in driving distance (for additional fee)
Cell Service/WiFi: Our Verizon cell service worked well, and we had strong WiFi at our site, with enough signal to stream television.
Next weekend we’re taking Bojack out on his maiden (Wait…is there another adjective I should be using instead if Bojack is a “boy” camper? Does it matter?) camping trip!
Our plan is to head somewhere local, and we primarily plan to spend the time figuring out systems. We got a campsite at Chatfield State Park, which is about an hour northwest of us, near Littleton, Colorado. You can see it on the map to the right. We lucked out, too, when we learned that the water would be turned off in the park right after the weekend we’ll be there.
I had mentioned earlier that we were trying to wrap our heads around some of the new terminology we’re seeing in the RV communities. Dave and I are learning what we can, but lately we’ve been seeing new terms at every turn in the forums and community groups we’ve joined.
Rather than try to provide you a glossary of our own, I will link you to some of the glossaries we’ve relied upon in our searches for definitions. After all, so many RV websites have glossary pages, and I think among them all, one can always find the definitions one is seeking. Continue reading “The Terminology is…Different”