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- Today I'm really happy because I'm headed to Texas!
- I got gas this morning after stopping for coffee and filled up my tank
- The bathrooms were actually pretty clean
- Now I have my road trip CD playing and I'm pumped to go to one of my favorite states
... air was cool and fresh. We drove on up the mountain to the other campground. I had campsite envy the rest of the day. No hookups ,but clean spacious sites,with an open view from the mountain top. I could have stayed there happily for along time! Next time.... Richard cooked pork chops on the new lodge charcoal grill. We ate outside at the picnic table. The weather was perfect. Hummingbirds are everywhere , buzzing about. I set up the ...
... some interpretive signs about the local plants. I then hiked the Lava Flow Trail, which is a 1-mile loop trail leaving from the Visitor Center parking lot. You see some lava on the trail but there are no interpretive signs explaining the type of lava or how it came to look the way it does.
Next, I drove to the top of the volcano. The road spiraling to the top of the volcano was built ...
... off with him down the trail, despite being pregnant. She left detailed diaries, including the story of losing the baby to a miscarriage while staying at Fort William (as Bent's Old Fort was known then). This website has a good bit of interesting information about her which jives with what we were told at the fort. One funny thing is that she was apparently quite appalled to discover that there was a billiards table at the fort. ...
... highest point, so take your time. Take water and sunscreen, and rest as often as you need to to cope with the thinner air. The only drawback was that we were there from about 12:30 to 2:00, which meant that the morning breeze had died down at the summit, and the earth had heated up. This in turn meant that some species of gnat was flying in hordes and were EXTREMELY annoying. They don't bite, but they land on every part of you they can ...