Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hello from Dillon, CO

Hello from Dillon, CO

Wednesday morning    December 29, 2010  

We are at our daughter and her family's great townhouse in Dillon, CO (map).  They bought this townhouse as an investment/get away.  The townhouse is currently leased by a company to house one of the working families.  They are between families and Kelly and Damon have been able to enjoy their town house for the holiday season. 

Their town house is wonderfully decorated and very comfortable.  We are so glad that they invited us to stay with them.  We came up Monday afternoon and will leave for home today.  We would like to stay longer, but things have been quite hectic for the past few weeks and we have quite a few things that need to get done in the next couple of days.

Yesterday morning we just plain vegged out.  That was good for all of us.  Our daughter and her family are always on the go and they need to relax a bit.  In the afternoon, we did a bit of driving around and then Kelly and Damon and the two girls went sledding while Pat and I watched from the top of the hill.  They had a ball.  After that we went snowshoeing into the campground where we will have our family vacation around the fourth of July.  We scouted out the campsites that we have reserved and they look great.

The granddaughters (5 and 7) are great at snowshoeing.  The day was beautiful, and the snow was great.  They have had a lot of snow in the area and we were in “virgin” snow.  I was glad that I could keep up with them.

This area has been devastated by the pine bark beetle.  This beetle attacks the lodgepole pine trees.  I was happy to see that there were pine species that have survived and there are also some aspen in the area.

Today we may try to get in a quick snowshoe session and then we will head home this afternoon.  We will take the scenic route home.  That will take us from Dillon to Breckenridge, then to Fairplay and home via US 285.

As our readers have noted, we have not posted in quite some time.  We created this blog as a travelogue and we have not done much traveling lately.  Our travel plans for next year are up in the air.  We have canceled our trip to Quartzsite in January.   We have made the decision that we will not be attending trade shows for the foreseeable future.  The RV market is in the toilet and the trade show attendance is way down.  It just does not make any sense to speed a lot of money getting to the shows and then not selling enough to pay for the trip. 

Instead, we have a few great personal trips lined up.  The first tentative trip is to the California and Nevada area in March to attend a couple of races and “veg out” in our favorite remote area south of Death Valley:  Shoshone

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That is all for this trip