Monday, June 29, 2015

Highway Springs

Been a while since I posted a blog.  We stayed a couple extra days at South Fork Campground. Had Rich and Terri over for dinner one of those nights.

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even made an apple pie with a smiley face…yes, there are two eyes….look carefully.


We moved up to Highway Springs National Forest Campground on June 15th, staying with camphosts, Russ and Patty.  We like this right off the highway place as it is small with only 13 sites and it is secluded and quiet. Most people only spend the night and are off the next morning.  Plus with our Golden Age Pass it is only $6.50 a night.  There’s no utilities here, not even water but we last about 7 to 10 days then Jim leaves me here and he takes the rig back over to Rich and Terri’s campground and dumps and fills up with water for $5.

We’ve just been lazing around.  Jim goes fishing most every day up to Big Meadows Reservoir.  I sit under the awning and knit or read on my Kindle.  Happy hour at 4 with dinner around 5:30….pretty laid back and restful.

Heinz and Angela came up and stayed at South Fork Campground (which Rich and Terri manages) over Father’s Day weekend and then came over to visit us at Highway Springs.



Jim took Heinz fishing and they did pretty good, catching their limit.





Afterwards we all went up to Creede to try out the new Pizzeria 8825 (the elevation of Creede) that is housed in the old OMI building.  They only occupy the small dining area on the left of the building and they are building a retail shop in the old bar area.

They did take part of of the original bar and put in the new place…looks kind of funny chopped down.  The pizza was good with a very tender, flaky think crust.

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Next we went to the former Old Firehouse which is now the Sweet Things (or is it Sweet Stuff?).  They have yogurt and hard ice cream by the ounce as well as buckets of “penny” candy we know from our childhood, which I am sure isn’t a penny any more.  At 69 cents an ounce for the yogurt and ice cream, our treat wasn’t a very good value.

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We always enjoy any trip we take to Creede….beautiful old mining town, where Jim’s family had it’s start in Colorado.


On Sunday, Father’s Day, Jim enjoyed going out fishing


and then came home to grill himself a steak and baked potatoes.  Along with phone calls from our daughters, it was a very nice Father’s Day.



Last Friday we met Jim and Debbie Elliott for lunch at 3 Barrels Brewery in Del Norte.  We met The Elliotts at Betty’s RV Park a couple of years ago and they come up to South Fork for part of the summer every year.  We had a great visit and some good samples of beer and pizza.


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Then Saturday we had our camphosts, Russ and Patty, over for dinner.  They winter in Tucson so we get to see them a several times a year….nice, nice couple.

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Jim outdid himself on his ribs….his best ever!!!!!  I made cole slaw, potato salad, while Patty made deviled eggs and cucumbers in vinegar.  We had a feast!!!  We finished it off with my tapioca pudding with blueberries (eat your heart out, Heinz).

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So that brings you up to date.  We move up to Big Meadows next Wednesday to celebrate July 4th with Heinz and Angela as well as Teddy and Roberta.  Should be a great time filled with laughter and a lot of good food.

Remember, you are loved.
Read the story behind this saying HERE

Monday, June 15, 2015

South Fork Campground

As is our tradition, we spent the first few days in the mountains at South Fork Campground with our buddies, Rich and Terri Deacon, the managers here.


Our friends, Teddy and Birdie, came up from Espanola and were camping at Big Meadows.  They came over to visit and showed us the huge trout they caught at Road Canyon…a couple were 13 inch plus.  They offered us some for dinner….didn’t have to ask me twice!  We had Rich and Terri over and I made potato salad and cole slaw to fill out the meal.


Saturday Heinz and Angela drove up for a visit and dinner and soon here came Teddy and Birdie…so the Notorious Eight had assembled.


Jim discovered a pinhole leak in the ice maker hose, so he bought an ice maker instillation kit to trade it out.  So when the Notorious Eight came together all the fellas had to gather to give advise on how to finish up the repairs.  It was so funny for us ladies to see all the guys peering in the foot square hole to see what needed to be done.

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Everybody brought steaks and a side dish to share (I ate leftover trout), but I forgot to take any photos.  Maybe it was because I used a fresh pineapple to make some daiquiris….and they were good!!! 


But I did get a shot of the wonderful peach and cherry cobbler Teddy made.  This type of cobbler is put 3 cans pie filling (or several cups of fresh/frozen fruit) in the Dutch over followed by a box of dry cake mix and then pour about 8 oz. of soda pop.  One of his best was cherry pie filling with chocolate cake mix and a can of Dr. Pepper.  And, yes, we topped it all with ice cream.

We’ll stay here another night and leave Tuesday for Park Creek if we can get one of the bigger sites.  If not we’ll go to Highway Springs.

Remember, you are loved.