What a gorgeous drive today from Mueller State Park to Leadville. We drove past four (I think) of the Fourteeners…the mountains in Colorado over 14,000 feet. The tallest mountain is Mt. Elbert, at 14,439ft. (Colorado has 53 mountains that qualify as Fourteeners!)
We'd both been a little bummed not to be staying at Turquoise Lake where we've stayed both times we've been here before, but they didn't take reservations and since this weekend is Labor Day weekend we thought we should find a place we could secure. We got a reservation at Sugar Loafin Campground about 4 miles from the center of Leadville amd about a mile from Turquoise Lake. We both thought it was going to be one of those commercial RV Park parking lots, but it's not. Not at all. We have a gorgeous spot with a great view. It's fabulous. We got a nice dramatic thunderstorm and some rain this afternoon, then headed into Leadville for some dinner at High Mountain Pies (pizza…very good pizza, and salad). We walked around town a bit and came back to the Airstream for the evening.
Tomorrow after work's done we'll head back into town and wander through some shops. I think the last time we were here was the first year we had our first Airstream, so — 2005. It's nice to be back.
This is our spot: number 44.