Last Tuesday we drove from Alamosa to South Fork Campground to pick up our fridge with it’s new cooling unit. Oh, it was so nice to have a fridge again and ICE, oh it was lovely to have ice again. We stayed with Rich and Terri for three days to make sure the fridge was working OK and then on Friday we moved to Big Meadows, a national forest campground.
We were excited because we were camping with three other couples – Heinz and Angela – Teddy and Roberta – and previous campers of ours, Richard, Landi and Nathaniel.
Teddy and Roberta surprised us by showing up with a new rig. It is a perfect 24’ size with two recliners, booth dinette and size kitchen along with good-size bed.
Friday night Teddy made a ground beef and potato mix along with tortillas and roasted green chile. Simple and delicious.
Saturday Jim made his bacon-wrapped cornbread-stuffed pork loin. Yummy as always!
It was sunny, but the wind was kicking up, but we managed to keep the campfire going.
Sunday Heinz and Angela’s daughters came up and fished with their dad and had lunch together. Kaitlin brought a Dairy Queen S’mores ice cream cake.
For dinner Teddy and Jim grilled pork ribs. Nathaniel is a big, big fan of Jim’s ribs and as a teenager he can eat a lot, I mean, a lot of ribs. Every summer we camphosted Nathaniel would ask Jim to cook him pork ribs. This year he ate SEVEN meaty ribs…I ate two they were so big... so you can see how much Nathaniel ate. Love you, Kid.
Landi outdid herself by making a hash brown potato casserole, a green salad, plus a cheese cake and banana pudding.
Monday Landi fixed up fresh fish packets stuffing them with lemon and dill, which Jim cooked on the grill for her. We had so many leftovers we just recycled them all for our sides. Nothing like fresh caught fish!
Oh, yah, one of those mornings Jim made biscuits and sausage gravy….can’t forget that “died and gone to heaven” breakfast.
The sun shined all weekend, but it was WINDY every single day. And we’re not talking breezy, we talking full on 15-25 MPH in the morning and evening with gusts of 30-45 MPH. You couldn’t sit outside long and most nights we parted early to hide in our rigs.
It is different to see Big Meadows without trees, but it sure gives beautiful views for most campsites.
The weather prediction was for more wind all week long, so instead of staying we chose to leave and come back to Alamosa. If I’m going to have to be inside I might as well have electricity.
Remember, you are loved.