Our visit to Wyoming was to short! There was so much we would have liked to do such as the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park but we didn’t want to deal with snow. We will make a trip down to those areas in the summer when we can fully enjoy what they have to offer.
We left Casper early because we wanted to get into our RV Park in Denver before rush hour traffic hit. The first forty-five minutes of our drive was a continuation of the Wyoming topography we had yesterday.
As we got closer to the southeastern part of the state we started to see more leafy trees and greener grass, which was a nice change from the dry boring topography we had been driving through.
I-25 gets a lot of wind, which causes blowing snow in the winter, this was very evident by all the wind/snow fences along the sides of the highway. You can see a fence section in the picture below along with some newly planted trees. All along our travels through Wyoming there were new sections of planted trees, which we think are intended to grow up and be future wind/snow breaks.
So am I the only one that thinks this is the stupidest thing ever? We stopped at a rest stop along I-25, near mile marker 90, in Wyoming and they stated they had free Wi-Fi. Great! We had been without cell service since Wednesday morning and I really wanted to check my emails and make sure everything was okay at home, so I go to log in. It turns out they want all your personal information and to make sure they get it, you must enter your email address or cell phone number and they will email or text you the password …. Are you kidding me? If I had access to either of those I wouldn’t need your stupid Wi-Fi!!! Okay I’m over it, thanks for letting me vent 🙂
When we were a half hour from our chosen campground in Denver I called just to confirm they had room. We don’t like to make reservations in advance because we want the flexibility to change our mind. The only time we have made reservations in advance was for sites on the Florida Keys and the only time we got caught not having a reservation was in Napa, CA. So I was shocked when I called our chosen RV Park and was told there was “no room at the inn” and when I asked if they could recommend somewhere else the gentleman, very apologetically, told me he thought everywhere in the area would be fully booked!
Now that wasn’t good! The main reason I added Denver to our travels was because hubby wanted to tour the Blue Moon Brewing Co., at Coors Field and I really wanted to go to Boulder, CO. I became interested in Boulder after reading the Alan Gregory (who lived in Boulder) series by the author Stephen White.
Hubby turned off I-25 at the next exit where there was a large shopping mall. We were able to park at the back of the lot and found a restaurant, with Wi-Fi, where we could have lunch and start making phone calls to find an RV Park. We were not having any luck until hubby tripped across the Jefferson Country Fairgrounds. Success! They were able to put us into a 50 amp site tonight and tomorrow, as long as we were willing, we could move to a 30 amp site for two nights … yes we were willing!
When we were in Napa and unable to get into the RV Park we had originally chosen we lucked out and found an even better park for $20.00 less a night, and the same thing happened here. The original park I had chosen was $50.00 a night, and the Fairground was $40.00 for the first night and $30.00 for the next two nights. It is a very well maintained park, all the sites are paved and have strong free WiFi, but they are close together. That really didn’t matter to us since we are going to be out visiting the area not sitting outside the RV.
Until next time …