Spending time with family in Littleton, Colorado was a sweet chapter on our little adventure. Lucky for us, Steve's brother Brian and his wife Alex like to explore too and they made great local guides. They've had time to visit and scope out some of what their area has to offer and they introduced us to places that weren't on our radar, like the Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel (see video.)
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Tess and Steve
We recently attended a van dwelling get-together (video coming soon), where we met Jamie from Enigmatic Nomadics. He was kind enough to interview us. Check out the video below, and be sure to subscribe to their channel.
After a blissful week in Gunnison, it was time for us to move on. Next stop: Littleton, Colorado.
Urban sprawl has it's advantages. It allowed us to be close to Steve's brother and his family, we had a place to ship amazon packages to, and we had access to chains stores like Best Buy and Home Depot where we could pick up a few bits and bobs we needed. However, urban sprawl isn't all gum drops and roses. Densely populated areas also mean traffic, crowded hiking an mountain biking trails, and finding places to stay with your RV is harder--especially on weekends. Also, most City's in the Denver area don't allow overnight parking so Walmart and Cabela's are not an option. I'm sure it keeps the place classy, but it meant there was no grace for us if we couldn't work a place to stay for the weekend.
We eventually found a spot at Chatfield State Park but it wasn't easy. Even though we don't plan to spend a lot of time in busy areas like Denver, we learned a lot about how to pull it off. And next time we head into civilization, we'll have a better idea what to expect. All things considered, I'd say it was a successful expedition into civilization.
Steve and Tess love to explore nature, whether it be backpacking, packrafting, mountain biking, hiking, or just wandering. The more we explore, the more we realize just how little we've seen.