Some parting thoughts I want to share about Colorado
The mountains and rock formations are astonishingly beautiful
The roadside grass does not seem to get cut – just lots of wildflowers and bushes growing all around!
The people in Colorado aren’t especially friendly. We are from the south and in the south everyone smiles, waves to each other and at least acknowledge when someone talks to you. In Colorado no one look at us, smiled, acknowledged when we said excuse me passing by them in the aisle. The extremely friendly folks we met at Diamond Campground were from southern parts of the country so it made the difference seem even larger between Colorado residents and the southerners.
There is more to see and do in the part of Colorado we were in, than any other place we’ve been to.
The Christmas tree like pine trees are just as beautiful as those in Minnesota but they are abundantly more plentiful in Colorado.
Most all the buildings we saw after leaving Seibert, CO were designed to fit into the naturally beautiful scenery.
Alongside almost every major road was a creek with water running over rocks which was a very calming affect.
Even though marijuana is legal in Colorado we never saw anyone smoking. They also have very strict laws about where you can and can’t smoke it. It’s also illegal to drive under the influence.
It is such a beautiful natural peaceful setting in Colorado that I can’t imagine why anyone would need to smoke marijuana except for maybe medical reasons.
Colorado is vastly different in scenery from it’s east side to it’s west side.
Colorado can be vastly different in temperature depending on how near you are to mountains. We went from high 80s at one park to high 60s at a park just 10 miles away. We obviously preferred the high 60s!
I think it is because we are at such a high elevation, but there is hail in the rain almost every time it rains. It doesn’t rain long but it’s quite powerful when it does.
This happened last night in Wyoming too. Dora’s okay but other folks in our park had varying damage to their RVs. Here are some pictures of Dora, Boots and the Explorer’s journey from Colorado to Wyoming. It was a beautiful trip going from the mountains, rocks, red rocks and pine trees in Colorado to the mountains, different looking rocks, not nearly as many pine trees ad just a very different scene in Wyoming.
Sunset our first night in Wyoming – way much more beautiful than this picture shows. The following night there was one very similar. Another visitor center we stopped at in Wyoming. Lots of people were climbing Independence Rock there. It was part of the Oregon Trail! This is a panoramic picture showing all around the visitors center. Click on it to see it in panoramic view.
More of our drive – they bale their hay in rectangular box form. Really different than the round bails we are use to seeing. It is wonderful being able to look out our big windows in the RV where the land is so open and seeing all the way from west to east at the same time. Driving in Louisiana can be pretty but the sights we are seeing in the West are exceptional! Can’t wait to get closer to Yellowstone tomorrow where we’ll be for two weeks! One week in a park and one week boondocking!
A little Wyoming fact. Wyoming is the least populated state in the mainland US. We’re driving through it right now and after hours of driving I think we’ve seen 10 people/houses.
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