Sunrise in Monument Valley

Sunrise in Monument Valley

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A Nice Drive to Leadville

We left Central City about 10:30 in the morning and drove back to Golden to turn in the rental car. It was much easier than we had anticipated. The holiday weekend traffic on I-70 was over and the drive was pretty quick.

After dropping off the car we headed back onto I-70 towards Leadville. As we drove we saw more of the Rockies covered in snow and still snowing in some areas near the Loveland Ski area,  Breckenridge and Silverthrone.

                                       Looks like someone ahead of us is going rafting.              

                         We had a pretty steady climb. Here we are at 10,027 ft and still climbing.

                                          Beautiful views all along the way.

We stopped at the Leadville airport to pick up our rental car and drove over to the campground. At least this rental agency was rarely close.We arrived at the Sugar Loafin Campground and we were the only ones in the entire campground. I know they don't open until mid May, so they probably haven't been very busy. Not the same views as the last campground, but much more woodsy and isolated. We expected to see wildlife out here. When we were in Central City there was a mountain lion, bear and moose alert, but it was entirely too populated a campground to worry about anything like that. Here, it's a different story.

     Since our campground didn't have cable David set up the satellite dish.

We drove into town for dinner at Tennessee Pass Cafe. Because of the name we had to eat there. David had a buffalo burger and I had meatloaf with Brussel sprouts. The meal was pretty good. Back to the MH for a relaxing night waiting for some wildlife. We expect the temperatures will drop from mid 50's to 32. Crank up the fireplace.

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