Wednesday, July 11, 2012


We reluctantly left Gunnison Monday morning and headed east over Monarch Pass, through Colorado Springs and north just a bit to the town of Monument for a short and not-so-sweet appointment with an RV technician. We needed some time to figure out our next step, so we checked into a park we'd been curious about: Jellystone Park in Larkspur. With family in nearby Castle Rock, we've wondered if this very kid-friendly place could be a regular stop for us.

Well, we wonder no more! This site has been our home for the last two nights. It's spartan, unlevel and dirty. The voltage gets so low it's scary. And, forget about anything that resembles the advertised free wifi. We can see (and hear) busy I-25, which is a stone's throw away. The only thing that buffers the hum of the interstate traffic is the freight train that rolls between the park and the freeway.

All this is ours for 60 bucks a night!

Our geocaching efforts led us to this nearby piece of Douglas County history along the busy I-25 corridor. The Crull/Hammond Cabin is believed to have been built circa 1874, and is the last surviving structure of a town that was once known as Huntsville. A developer purchased the surrounding property in the 1980s, and donated the one-half acre upon which the cabin sits to the county. In the 21st century, the Larkspur Historical Society restored the the structure to its late 19th century glory.

After finding the geocache, we peered inside the windows for a look back in history. Now, this is roughing it! 

With 11 days until our next service appointment north of here, we're leaving Yogi, Boo Boo and our less-than-favorite park in the morning for somewhere more scenic and fun. 

1 comment:

Jim and Sandie said...

That will definitely NOT be a place we stay at. At $60 a night we probably wouldn't have stayed there to begin with but your review seals the deal.