Well, we left Big Meadows Campground around 9:30 am yesterday and drove a whole 15 miles to the South Fork Campground where our friends, Rich and Terri Deacon, are managers. We will roost here for 9 days till after the Chapter 2 rally Sept 18th. There are 19 rigs signed up for the rally, which I think is a very impressive number!!! The weather is warmer here as it is about 1,200 feet lower than up at Big Meadows.
The trees seemed to start turning colors all in one day. Jim drove to Alamosa one morning and everything was green and when he came back that afternoon there was yellow leaves everywhere! Hopefully by next week it will be prime time for viewing the fall colors for the rally attendees.
Here are some photos of the animals at Big Meadows that we saw. Jim is very partial to the ground squirrels and likes to feed them. They will eat right out of your hand. One of our campers had a ground squirrel trained to run up his leg and go head first into his shirt pocket and get peanuts in the shell. It looked so funny to see this bushy tail sticking out of his shirt pocket!After we pulled in yesterday Jim barbequed some chicken and we were able to join in on happy hour.....oh, did we join in! It was our "end of the season" celebration. Terri and I had three Manhattans each with Jim also joining the party with bourbon and coke and Rich with beer. We all got pretty blotto!
We are having a new fresh water tank installed in our rig today. It has a pretty good crack in the bottom. Luckily it happened here where we know where to take it to be repaired. Jim's going to take a photo of the old tank and I'll post it tomorrow.
Well, remember you are loved.