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Homer, Alaska

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Goodbye, Colorado

Best. Summer. Ever.

That about sums it up. I can't possibly say enough good things about our experience here at Chalk Creek Campground this summer.

I never tired of my view as I walked to the office each day

Our backyard was fantastic!

We saw moose,

big horn sheep,

and marmots, among assorted wildlife.

We visited Rocky Mountain National Park,

Mesa Verde National Park,

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park,

and Great Sand Dunes National Park.

We've hiked flat trails,

and not-so-flat trails!

through creeks

and dry dusty desert areas.

We had our first experience off-road jeeping

and our first rodeo.

beautiful waterfalls

and neat old western towns.

Ghost towns

and aliens!!

Anyway, I guess you get the idea :-). So many new experiences. We've never been out west before, save for a weekend years ago in Sedona and one in Las Vegas. To have the opportunity to spend the entire summer in an area rich in activities has been priceless. As is the friendships we have made here this summer. It is still amazing to me the community that comes with this lifestyle. 

To our co-workers: Sandi & Joe, Jack and Joyce, Steve and Teresa: your friendship has meant the world to us this summer. To our bosses Lars and Tamara: it has been a sincere pleasure to work alongside you this summer, and to help make this campground one of the best we've ever seen. To our families: thank you for your support enabling us to live our dream. And to our readers, thanks for coming along on the journey! But its not done by a long shot.....we'll be coming to you in a few days from the Black Hills of South Dakota, as we spend a few days exploring the area and seeing the sights, before we head to Hillsboro North Dakota for our next work adventure, at the Sugarbeet Harvest :-).


  1. Colorado is a beautiful state to work in and visit. I am curious to hear about the jobs at the Sugarbeet Harvest, I always see the ads in Workamper Magazine.

  2. Looks like a wonderful place to spend some time! Glad you guys had such a great summer! :)

  3. We want to thank you for taking us on this wonderful adventure with you. We know it takes a lot of time to get your blogs done and we really appreciate reading them!!! We can't wait to see where the road leads you:o))

    Safe Travels and Happy Trails...

  4. Great post!!!

    So glad you guys are enjoying the lifestyle. : )

    Jim and Linda

  5. Can't wait to hear about the Sugarbeet Harvest.

  6. I second what Nancy and Bill said. It has been great to experience Colorado through your eyes. I am soooo happy that this life style change is all that you hoped it would be. Enjoy the Black Hills of South Dakota. Another truly beautiful area. Love, love, love those mountains. Bill rented a motorcycle while our stay there and toured the area. Devils tower was another spectacular sight to see.
    We look forward to seeing you this winter and hearing more about your stay in the beautiful state of Colorado. Safe travels.

  7. So beautiful! Always enjoy you post! I to am curious to hear about the beet harvest?

  8. I'm looking forward to the sugar beet blogs! Really enjoyed your photos this summer!

  9. Not to hurry up our time, but I can't wait until we go West. I have loved going where we've gone this past year but have never really explored out West. Safe travels! Can't wait to hear about the sugar beet work!

  10. Yes, you certainly have had a marvelous summer. Thanks for taking us along with you.

  11. Colorado is probably our favorite state. There is just so much to see there. We will be wanting to know all about the sugar beets. Travel safe and have fun in the Black Hills.

  12. Great post, great summer, thanks for taking us along.

  13. What a great summer you had! Congrats! I'm very curious about the sugar beet experience....please keep us posted! Safe travels!

  14. Glad you had such a great time in CO. This was our second summer there and we enjoyed it even more the second time around.
    Look forward to reading about your sugarbeet harvest experience.

  15. Great recap! Loved seeing all the photos again. Do you think you'll go back next summer?

  16. Thanks for bringing back memories of the places we visited a few years ago. The pictures were great.
    We can't wait to hear about the sugarbeet harvest. Enjoy SD.

  17. Can't wait to hear about the sugar beet job! We are hoping to be in Colorado for the summer next year. Looking for a job now.

  18. I can fully understand why you enjoyed it so much!

  19. I loved the recap and all the pictures. Yes it does look like a great summer.

  20. Really excellent summary of your summer. It did sound wonderful all the way through. And your pictures were just terrific. Those back yard and work views would be very hard to give up. Will you go back again? Or too many other adventures await??

  21. I loved your summer recap! We can't wait to get to Colorado! Have a great time in the Black Hills and on your next work adventure . . . sugar beet harvest, huh? Can't wait to hear about that one!

  22. I am a little late in posting, but .... I am sorry we were not able to connect again this summer but, after 6 months in TX, we will be traveling to Northern GA, so who knows?! Please keep in touch and see you on our blogs!!