That would not last long though!
So we got packed up fairly quickly and hit the road just before 9:00am. Most of the traffic was headed in the opposite direction with people going to have a great day on the slopes with all of that fresh powdery snow!
The road was snow covered, but driving carefully with the little blue car, it was no problem.
For all you RV'ers out there...check out this guy boondocking!
Some backcountry skiers have already made tracks in the snow!
We may not like the cold, but the snow sure is pretty when it looks like this.
But when we got to lower elevations and highway 40 connected with the I-70...it was just a mess. Then, we got stuck behind a bunch of snow plows as well, so it was messy and slow going. Not a fun part of the drive. But, we were soon at the outskirts of Denver, and traffic was actually pretty good.
Messy drive in to Denver.
We made it around the west side of Denver, and were soon heading north to our destination at Cheyenne, Wyoming. Things were going pretty good...it wasn't snowing although it was overcast, and traffic was moving along pretty good. Until we got close to Fort Collins, Colorado.
There, the signs over the highway said that the I-25 was closed towards the Wyoming border. So, we stopped at the tourist info welcome center and picked up some info on Fort Collins and somewhere to stay. We ended up at the "Plaza Hotel", the cheapest place we could find to sleep...for $39 a night!
Then we drove into Fort Collins to wander around. It's a nice town. Not really a town, with a population of 146,000 people, but the downtown area still has a "town" feel to it.
Ruth, at the bike library, where you can check out a bike. Not really bike riding weather!
Fort Collins occasionally gets snow in April, but not this much!
Three days ago, there was no snow on the ground!
I guess this bicycle owner decided to take the bus home!
And so we're stuck in Fort Collins. This morning, the I-25 is showing as being open, but only as far as Cheyenne which is about 40 miles away. So even if we do get on the road, that's as far as we're going. There's still a major storm happening north of Cheyenne, so the only real benefit would be that we have a couchsurfing host lined up in Cheyenne.
Not sure what we're gonna do.
Yesterday's drive, 127 miles (203 kms).