Of November 2017, I can't say a whole lot. It wasn't a remarkably adventurous month, but there were a few highlights, including a trip without the wife to take my son to see his grandparents in Lamar. The way back included an overnight stop in Colorado Springs, a drive across the Colorado plains at night, and a stunning sunset over our future home.
Thanksgiving was a success here at the Outpost. We brined and roasted a huge turkey and annihilated the leftovers in less than a week. I also got a chance to squeeze some Monopoly in with my mom and brother. All in all, it was a pretty successful.
The little one got a chance to go with Mom to a show put on by the high school, for a dose of culture.
Getting through December will be a chore. Nothing too new, but it's the month of waiting, financially caught up with nothing to spend, sort of like a diet celebration. Next month, it'll be time to chip away at getting some permits, getting some work done on the BattleWagon, getting things in order for the adventure that awaits us up in the San Luis Valley.
One surprising development is a trailer we found at an RV dealer in Pueblo. It's only 9 years old, 27 feet long, and plenty of room for us and the kids and a dog. Only thing it doesn't have is a washer and dryer. Seriously. May be the place to start? We'll have to see. Something like that would save us a lot of time over building out a cargo trailer to fit our specs, and may save us money in the long run, too?
Digressing, though, we're very excited to check out all of the things we'll be able to see in the San Luis Valley, including the Great Sand Dunes, Zapata Falls, Blanca Peak, Penitente Canyon, the UFO Watchtower, the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad, so many things... stay tuned...