Day 2, Denver, CO to Mantua, Utah

It was a long day today on the drive to deliver the XTR trailer to a buyer in Salt Lake City. It took about 9 hours to get from Denver to the Salt Lake City, and then we had to do some cargo shuffling and a quick car wash on the trailer to remove the road grime.

We did a little driving around the Mormon Temple and walked around the Utah state Capital building and adjoined gardens. We were going to head to find a campground so we could cook dinner, but I decided to grab something so we could get set up and rested. Sizzler was the choice and we ate cooked bovine and dead vegetables.

We scouted for a camp ground and found a free camp (or that is what it appeared to be) at Box Elder Campground. It was starting to snow and rain and we quickly set up next to the stream and got to to work on updates and then rest.

June 1, Day 1

Carl arrived and we caught up at the new Field House Beer Works on Powers Blvd (great local beer and nice setup) before heading north. A quick stop at AT&T to get his phone activated and we were off. An hour later we dropped off Peyton’s stuff in Parker, CO and then we drove to Thornton and camped at a super Wal-Mart. Not exciting or picturesque of a spot but we got food shopping done and had a few cold ones. Kudos to Walmart and other places that are Overland friendly.

Today we are off to Salt Lake City to deliver the trailer. Getting lighter as we go. I still need a bike rack. Hopefully craigslist will have something in SLC.

Night 0

Free camping.

I’ve lived in Colorado Springs for 7 years and last night is the first night I’ve camped here. Turns out Bass Pro Shop allows overnight camping. Woohoo.