Giving up on finding McDonald's, we pulled off the highway in Kinsley, Kansas at a little wayside park to eat some cereal. Just so happens this is the midway point from coast to coast on Highway 50. They have a huge sign above the wayside park to prove it.
The highway here in Colorado is fairly straight. High plains area with altitude over 3,400 feet. We stopped for the night in La Junta at a little KOA park. Nothing special but I may do a little review of the park later. This morning we got up and took a 35 minute walk down some country road. We passed a baby rattlesnake flat in the road. Run over by some farmer perhaps. We were ready to roll by 8:00 and hadn't gotten too far when very strong crosswinds hit us. Bruce dropped his speed and hung on for dear life as we drove on toward Pueblo. We had located a McDonald's there for breakfast this morning!
Pet Peeve Time: All of you RVer's out there know how hard it can be to find places to park for a shopping stop or restaurant break. If you are driving a good sized MH or towing a lengthy 5er you need to find some serious space out there. So when you see a billboard that says "RV and Truck Parking" that is where you want to head. You get there and you see an extra large parking lot and some yahoos driving small cars have parked in your lot. This was the case at McD's this morning. There were at least 15 empty car parking spaces in the McD's lot so why couldn't these
This is the town of Pueblo ahead of us and a great view of the Rocky Mountains. From here we continued west past Canon City to Royal Gorge. The scenery began to get better and better. We will be in Royal Gorge for 3 nights.
After our stay in Royal Gorge we will be traveling to Gunnison for 6 nights. Looking forward to that.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend.
Until next time.....so long for now!