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Covid or Bust - Estes Colorado (Part 1)

Updated: Aug 8, 2020

OK! Here we go - We recently spent a month on the road, well close to it. Every year the wife and I pack up the kiddos and off we go to the mountains during the 4th of July. We are from central Texas and let me tell you the heat is so hot that Hades needs a glass of cold iced tea.

(this will be a few posts as it was a long trip)

So this year with is our first year with our new RV, and we were not going to let Covid get in our way! No way no how. So we started to plan this trip, 4 of the 5 kids are going to go along, 2 trucks, 1 RV and 1 dog with about 1,000 miles of travel to go.

Our route was pretty simple, 2 days of heavy driving our first stop will take us the pretty much nothing and more nothing part of Texas. We stopped the first night in Amarillo Texas as the Big Texan RV Park.

Well the first day of driving went really well, our two challenges of the trip so far, not enough munchies on the trip mmmmm chips and the constant gas stops. We have a gas powered truck and here is where is sucks, I am stopping every 3-4 hours and as most of you know a gas stop is anywhere from 30-40 minutes. It really makes for a longer day of travel --- SO my next truck will be diesel for sure (wink wink)

We made it to Amarillo and the RV park was AWESOME.

Park: Big Texan RV Park Time: 1 Night stay Rate: 40 Dollars a Night

Site: Full pull through with full hook-ups

Access: Super Easy, lanes were nice and big. Sites were nice and wide and long. Made it easy for a single night in and out.

So a treat that we had while we were in Amarillo was going to the Big Texan Steak Restaurant. This was an experience and an adventure, if you have never been, make this a nightly stop and check it out. The service was awesome even during Covid, food was great and we loved the evening with the family.

Day #2 The RV Park made this super super easy. We didn't un-hook, so we woke up put the jacks up, un-hooked the power and water and OFF we went! It was another long day of driving but we made it into Estes Park. The Park was very clean and very nice. The lanes in the park were a bit tight but not awful. We had a nice site right on the river and was quick and easy to back into. My wife the awesome guide was able to be me straight into the site with no issues. (Thanks DEAR)

Park: Manor RV Park Time: 6 Night stay Rate: $108 Dollars a Night *Over the 4th of July*

Site: Back In Site with full hook-ups | Electric, Sewer and Water

Access: Lanes were a little tight getting in, road into the park was a little tight and you end up going through downtown Estes Park. Sites were nice and clean. It was a great experience for the time we were there.

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