We left the Escapade on 7/31/15 and had to make a beeline back to CO. Our niece, Allison, and her husband Seth, were riding in a 78 mile bike ride and we wanted to be there to support her.
We left Essex Junction, and our first night’s stop was at Cayuga Lake State Park, in Seneca Falls, NY. Very humid so we needed hookups, and got them for $28.75.
Continuing down the road the next night was Gotta Getaway RV Park in Bellevue, Ohio. Again very humid so had to have hookups and this was a Passport America Park for $19.00. Very nice.
Hitting the road the next morning we continued on the 80 towards Colorado We stayed this night at Hollywood Casino in Joliet, Illinois. A little more expensive than some we have stayed at, but it was full hookups and they had a great breakfast for free. Price was $36.
Staying on the 80W, we spent the next night at Winterset City Park, in Winterset, Iowa. This place had a claim to fame by being the birth place of John Wayne. They had a museum and you could drive by his house on John Wayne Blvd. Another famous thing about this place was it’s where the bridge from Bridges of Madison County is located; also the coffee shop visited by the leads in the movie.
The last night on the 80 was spent at I80 Lakeside Campground in North Platte, NE. This is another PA campground and is very nice and a deal at $13.68.
From the I80 W, we took the 76 SW towards Denver. We stopped in Idaho Springs for great pizza at Beaujos and then continued to the NFS campground called Peak One, outside Frisco. One of the 100 Best and All the Rest Campgrounds in Colorado
We met our niece and her family, my sister and her husband, and our daughter and her family to support Allison and Seth. The finished the 80 miles in 6 hours and we were all very proud of them
Here at the details of our 7 week trip – miles driven 5821; we never paid over $2.00 for a gallon of gas; and all but two campgrounds were less than $20. We traveled through NE, SD, ND, MN, Ontario (Canada), MI, NY, VT, OH, IN, IL – quite a trip.
This will be the last post for a while.