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Camping in Colorado: tents and tornados

Yesterday when I talked about  visiting Colorado, I totally forgot about the camping trip many years ago. I think I am supressing the memory! Anyway, I was married to Dave, and since neither of us were experienced campers, we borrowed a lot of gear from friends.  We were living in Oklahoma City at the time, so we entered Colorado from New Mexico. I saw on the map a " short cut" that took us over the mountain instead of around, so up and up we went. Mountain on one side, cliff on the other. We are almost to the peak, when we come across a small tree that has apparently, just fallen over the road. We couldn't go over it, we couldn't get around it and we certainly couldn't turn around or back down the whole mountain. So Dave takes the borrowed hatchet and he's going to chop the tree. With each chop, the hatchet head flew off and had to be attached again. But he finally got it cut and we made it to the campground. It was early June and we were the only tent campers, and just a few RV's. We settle into our site and turn in early. During the night, we smelled the campfire burning again, even though we thought we had extinguished it. In addition, it sure was windy, and I remember commenting that it " sure gets windy in the Rocky's". The next morning we go to check out and discover a tornado had passed over the campground, and the owners forgot they had people in a tent! The wind blew a giant boulder into the door of the laundry area! Needless to say, I have not camped in Colorado since.

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