John and Janet 2016 Utah travel blog

Clear Skies and Open Roads

Bent's Old Fort

Bent's Old Fort

Bent's Old Fort

Council Room

Bent's Old Fort

Blacksmith Shop

Second Level

What's This?

A Pool Table!

Bastion Tower

Bent's Old Fort

Laborer's Quarters



New Friend

Pike's Peak

The weather is beautiful. We continue west across Colorado on Route 50.

It takes about an hour to arrive at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site. It is a hike from the parking lot. We try to call for a shuttle but we get no response.

A bus arrives. We assume that it is a class trip. John decides to wait in the car. I hike to the fort. I need my passport stamp.

The fort is wonderful. There are three interpreters. The interpreter that greets me apologizes for not hearing the shuttle call.

I do the self-guided tour although I am invited to join the fourth graders. It is a very enjoyable stop.

On the way back to the RV, I find two burros. I make friends.

As we continue west, I see clouds in the sky. One of the clouds looks different. It is Pike's Peak.

Soon the horizon is a solid line of these tall things. Do they have a name? I remember: The Rocky Mountains! We are here!

We pull into the KOA in Pueblo. We get the last site. What? All the water and electric sites are closed for renovations. It is a good thing that we arrive early.

We take the RV into town for an oil change. The transmission fluid is way overfilled. Perhaps this has been our problem. Again, everything looks good and the RV is running great!

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