Monday, May 7, 2012

Moved to South Fork, Colorado

We moved from Alamosa and spent the night at South Fork Campground with buddies Rich and Terri Deacon. Along with the Tidball's and two other couples we had a hilarious night of "partaking" and having seafood poppers and snacks for dinner. We all faded after the 5 hour "happy hour" and all retired at 9 p.m.

Sometime during the evening one of the other couples asked where was one place we had visited that we’d like to return to see and we answered almost in unison “Betty’s RV Park in Abbeville, Louisiana”. After telling them about our experience there during Mardi Gras in 2011 we ended up deciding to go to Betty’s in March 2013 after Mardi Gras (it’s going to be too cold for Mardi Gras in February).  So we called Betty and left a message making reservations.  Betty called Jim Sunday morning to confirm we were serious and didn’t just call while we were under the influence.  Yup, we’re going to cut short our gate guarding gig and go to Betty’s next March. We convinced the Deacon’s and Mossman’s to join us and the Tidball’s.  Anybody else out there want to join us at Betty’s?

Sunday morning we moved to Park Creek Campground, our home for the next four months. Jim set up the Dish satellite and zeroed it in on his first try....that's a good sign for the rest of the summer; maybe everything will fall into place easily. We have some things to do to get ready to open, but mostly we are going to rest up behind locked gates for the next 12 days.

After setting up Jim went fishing at Big Meadows Reservoir...his favorite fishing hole. He came home with a stringer full of trout.  So dinner was a steak for Jim and I had a wonderful trout.  Can’t beat fresh trout this time of the year as the water is very cold and the fish have firm meat.  They just opened the road up to Big Meadows Reservoir so there hasn’t been very many people fishing.

Well, here comes the predicted thunderstorm and it is raining, so I’m going to cuddle up with an afghan and read a book on my Kindle.  

Remember, you are loved!


  1. If we can get rid of the house Bettys sounds pretty good in March.

  2. What happened at Betty's? Sounds like a fun place.

  3. I remember your trip (Tattoos and blue hair). I just started reading your blog then. I told my husband that this couple really knows how to have fun. We're hoping to be in that area to take in Mardi Gras.

    1. Oh, the blue hair dying night...I forgot about that...but it is the kind of thing that happens at Betty's!

  4. I would love to join ya'll, but doubt we will be leaving gate guarding that early. Sounds like ya'll are having a blast on your travels, thanks for sharing them with us.


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