Another small frustration today involved us thinking about finding a less costly rv park for the last 3 weeks we'll be here. This KOA is going to their "summer" rates and we will pay quite a bit more for the last three weeks of our stay in the Springs than we did for the first month, even by paying their monthly rate. We did some research and I went to look at another park today. All I can say is, yuk. We'll just pay up and shut up and stay here. I wish there was a decent, affordable alternative here, but Colorado Springs is just very proud of itself in the summer. The nicer parks are very pricey, and the two we stayed at last year were also very crowded with the sites very close together. Yes, there are state parks in the area, but not close enough for us to keep up with our appointments here without spending more than we'd save, buying the gas to drive into town as often as we'll need to. We'll eventually make up what we spend now by staying COE and state parks as often as possible down the road.
Since we decided we like this KOA, here are a couple more pictures. The first one is the small miniature golf course, and the lower one is the other playground down in the lower section.
If you read comments I've posted, you'll notice that we get a lot of comments from a gentleman who is known as "Speedy". I talk to him nearly every evening in the RV-Dreams chatroom. He and his wife are nearly fulltimers. We will meet them in person in June at the RV-Dreams rally in Branson. He left a comment on yesterday's entry that said he was also born in Childress, Texas. Jim would have been born there too, except that his mom didn't like the doctor in town, so she went to a doctor down the road in Quanah. That's where Jim was born, but he lived in Childress for many years. What a small world! Speedy, we'll have to talk about that tonight in chat!
Even a couple of frustrating events can't take away from this beautiful day. We had warm temperatures and light wind, and a beautiful blue sky!