Day 25: Back to Golden, Colorado for work and school.

Our gracious hosts, Tiffany and Sean, extended their offer for us to courtesy park for as long as we wanted to stay. But before we wore out our welcome, we decided to try our luck with Clear Creek in Golden again. This time, we were able to lock in an electric-only site for the next few days.

IMG_1687

The girls had a great time hanging out with Tiffany and she offered to watch them for awhile if we needed to do any shopping around town. It was a really tempting offer, but I think if we did leave them here, they may never want to come back with us.

IMG_1691

We are hoping to see them again down the road when we are both in Carolinas in a few months. We picked their brain for awhile on the parts of the country we are headed to and got some good tips on things to do and places to go when we get there.

Day 25: Back to Golden, Colorado for work and school.

We hitched up and got back on the road heading briefly west towards Golden. We have been in the Denver area for over a week now. We are starting to get pretty familiar with the area. As we pulled into Golden, it is almost like coming home after a long trip.

Day 25: Back to Golden, Colorado for work and school.

Our spot at the campground once again backs up to a small lake.

Day 25: Back to Golden, Colorado for work and school.

The girls were excited to see a flock of Canada geese hanging out here. These guys must be locals here because they weren’t scared by humans at all.

Day 25: Back to Golden, Colorado for work and school.

The girls got busy picking up crab apples that have fallen on the ground all around to feed the geese.

Day 25: Back to Golden, Colorado for work and school.

It started out with just a couple of them but by the end, we had over 20 geese hanging out behind our trailer looking for food. Check out the video embedded below to see just how many of them showed up for the feast.

Day 25: Back to Golden, Colorado for work and school.

Since today is Monday, I am also having to get back and start doing some work. We got the package from the post office that we have been expecting and it was actually a new cellular modem that I ordered to upgrade our old Merlin EX720 that has been crapping out on me. Time will tell if this new modem is any better.

Day 25: Back to Golden, Colorado for work and school.

Meanwhile, Yoda is lusting over the sight of these birds outside her window.

Day 25: Back to Golden, Colorado for work and school.

Around the campground at Clear Creek, there are a few apple trees that we are free to pick from. Our 18 lbs loot from the orchards of Capitol Reef National Park is now long gone.

Day 25: Back to Golden, Colorado for work and school.

The trees here have been picked pretty bare but Ava was able to find a couple that were decent sized.

Day 25: Back to Golden, Colorado for work and school.

Monday also means Ava is back in school with teacher mamma.

Day 25: Back to Golden, Colorado for work and school.

She wrote her first story today by herself about two turtles name Laura and Laurie who became friends through the love of princess crowns.

Day 25: Back to Golden, Colorado for work and school.

She can’t get enough of her kindergarten activities on school days. Two hours later, she was still going strong long after Yoda has given up scheming up a way to get the Canada geese.

over and out,
dan

3 Responses to Day 25: Back to Golden, Colorado for work and school.

  1. Frank DiBona August 28, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    Dan, we enjoyed meeting you, Marlene, and the kids. I have always loved your blog and admire the energy you and Marlene must have to do what you do.

    When are you planning to be in the Carolinas? Debbie and I will be there between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Love to meet up with you then.

    Frank

  2. dan August 28, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    Hi Frank, it was great meet you and Debbie as well! We didn’t really know what to expect at Alumafandango but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We will probably be in the Carolinas in about 1-2 months. Right around then is when I think we will start taking things slowly. We have not yet decided what we are going to do for Thanksgiving or Christmas. We might fly back to CA for one of the two but that is still TBD. Let’s keep in touch and we will know as it gets closer. Meeting up with you guys again would be great!

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Mali Mish » Blog Archive Mali Mish - Day 34: Wall Drug and Badlands National Park. - September 10, 2012

    […] or themselves so a reward was in order. Mila has been obsessed with salt water taffy ever since Tiffany gave her some back in Denver. Thanks a lot, […]

Leave a Reply