Rainy afternoon

We started our day by going to Deckers and were amazed at the extent of the Hayman burn scar. When we got back Susan jumped on her bike and rode the bike path to woodland park about a 15 mile ride. Apparently the path needs a lot of maintenance and she felt “beat up” when she got back.
About thirty minutes later the skies opened up and it rained off and on all afternoon. This picture is Simon hiding in his bed when it started raining. Not much else to do so we went to the woodland park aquatic center and took much needed showers. A pretty full last day here much of it spent drying things out.

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Painted rocks

We can see these from our campsite. There are several scattered around the campground. The cg host came by to tell us that there have been bears, coyotes, and mountain lions around recently. 😳. Everything is put away and locked up tight tonight!

Painted rocks

We can see these from our campsite. There are several scattered around the campground. The cg host came by to tell us that there have been bears, coyotes, and mountain lions around recently. 😳. Everything is put away and locked up tight tonight!

Turquoise Lake

We are just about an hour from home but seems like a million miles away. We are in site 6 in Silver Dollar CG. So quiet here.
I’m realizing that camping puts me in the here and now. Thoughts of home and events happening there are not here. Nothing moves too fast and time is moment to moment. The storyteller in my mind has quieted down and my peaceful brain has emerged.
We are staying here for three nights and will explore the lake area and town of Leadville. Probably won’t ride the whole loop around the lake. Just parts of it. Mineral Belt trail looks interesting too. Dogs are happy too guarding the site and hanging out together.

Wally World Resort Parking Lot

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Looks like we’re going to spend some hours resting here tonight. Seems like a nice quiet community, Watseka, IL.

This has been the longest day of driving on this trip yet. We left at 7:45 this morning. So it’s been like almost 11 hours.  Didn’t seem to bad. Perhaps we’re getting used to it. Main reason to stop now is because of location and Simon seems hungry.