Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Vacay 2016 Part 1

Our normal vacation partners' schedules and DJ and mine didn't match up this year, so we called in the backups.  Actually they asked us... Chuck and DD .

We loaded up the truck and trailer and took off after work on Friday afternoon.  We stopped in town to grab some ribs before heading west.  We made it about 100 miles before we blow a tire on the trailer.  Awesome.  We limp it on in to a gas station and the guys change it.  Luckily we brought a couple spares and a toolbox so we were prepared.

The rest of the drive was pretty uneventful.  We stopped for fuel and that was about it.  DJ and DD traded off driving duties and Chuck and I tried to keep them awake.  After hitting the rumble strips a few times, we decided to pull over alongside the road and take a nap.

We decided to find a place to eat and have a bloody Mary.  We found Ol' Miner Steakhouse in Gunnison and went on in.  I'm pretty sure we were all members of the Clean Plate Club and of course washed it down with a bloody.   From there, we were heading to the store to pick up a few odds and ends since we weren't sure how close the nearest store would be.  Walking back to our truck we saw them setting up a farmer's market.  We waltzed over and bought nearly one of everything.  We got peaches, carrots, potatoes, lemonade, pickles, salsa verde, green beans, bread, and I'm sure other things...
We ran to the store and picked up some odds and ends and headed out of town towards Lake City.  We stopped at a little shop to ask where the best camping and riding areas were.  We pulled into Lake San Cristobal.  It was love at first site.  We set up camp at what seemed to us, the perfect location.  There were a few others camping around the lake, but we had prime real estate!!  
My awful attempt at a panoramic picture doesn't do it justice.  Go Google it.  I'll wait...

It was a few miles from the Alpine Loop, so we spent a day and took that adventure.  I'll have to post more pictures of that at a later time; all I have on my phone is this screenshot from Chuck.
We putzed around Lake City for a couple nights before heading to Taylor Park.
To be continued...

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