Sunset in PV

Sunset in PV

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August 8 - 14, 2010 - "Boyd Lake State Park"

We departed Jeffco Fairgrounds in route 50 miles north to Boyd Lake State Park in Loveland, CO with provisioning stops at Wally World and Camping World. Boyd Lake is MUCH nicer than Jeffco, but pales in comparison to Cherry Creek State Park. One thing we have learned, campsites on weekends in Colorado are booked months in advance, so our options are limited to 1)What we can get OR 2) Wally World Parking Lot. SO.......we take what we can get.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, a diesel pusher MAY be in our future. The Suncruiser is great on the flats, but lacks the torque of a DP in the mountains. We LOVE the floor plan on our rig, so what we really want is our rig on a DP chassis at a nominal upcharge. How much is nominal? Depends on who's asking, but what it all boils down to is, the difference between "value" and "worth". On our journey to Boyd, we passed a few RV dealerships, and decided to go look and see if they had a DP that blew CC's skirt up. (Yea, I know, never use a preposition at the end of a sentence, but the proper way, blew up CC's skirt, just doesn't paint the picture, unless you happen to be a suicide bomber) After a few hours of looking at numerous rigs, we found a DP that we thought "might" work for us. We took it for a test drive (Yes, both of us drove it) and then spent an hour or so taking pictures and examining every nook and cranny. We were both impressed with the drive and the ride; much nicer than our gasser.

We went back 2 days later, after "sleeping on it", and asked if we could "live in it for a few hours". The dealership accommodated us, and when we arrived, the salesman had all systems "on" and air conditioners running at full blast. We spent  about 3 hours in the rig, then dismissed ourselves to go have lunch and discuss our options. We returned, and after 2 more hours, asked the salesman, ED, to "run the numbers". Bottom line, we were $13K apart, so we walked. Goes back to value and worth; it may have been a good value, but it just wasn't worth the extra $$, ESPECIALLY when it wasn't exactly what we were looking for. So.....we're still looking.

While at Boyd, we were joined by fellow Goldwing owners and friends, Ed and Bev, and they brought their rig from Ft. Collins and camped in the site next to us. After catching up, and a few adult beverages, it was time for dinner; and oh what a feast it was. Ed furnished freshly caught Rainbow Trout, and prepared them on the grill, and they melted in your mouth like "butta" (That how us southern boys pronounce butter magnified by 100) Fester & CC provided Albertson's stuffed mushrooms and rice pilaf, and followed the recipes to a T. (as always - no deviations allowed) LOL

It was a great evening, and we plan on spending more time with ED and Bev over the next week, and possibly connecting with other friends from "up north". On the short list right now, Estes Park / Rocky Mountain National Park, New Belgium Brewery (Patrick, this one's for you), Bruce's for Rocky Mountain Oysters, and whatever else might just "pop up". (Again, mind out of the gutter. please)

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