I have completed my layover here in Seibert, Colorado. I am underway now for the Denver, area. I used the few days I was here to get caught up on some work and research RV Parks in the Denver area.
Like any new area I come to, I don't know what I am getting into. You can read all the descriptions of an RV Park on the various web sites, even ones with pictures and when I finally arrive, I can't tell it is the same RV Park I read about. So, I keep my expectation's under control and really don't expect to find a Star Light Star Bright trailer park.
That said, I found several RV Parks mostly on the south and west side of Denver. One's name caught my attention and I called ahead and they have spaces available. So I will go there today and see what the Flying Saucer RV Park is like. Of course I don't expect to find the Star Light Star Bright trailer park but if I can find it to be as close knit a family atmosphere as the Star Light Star Bright trailer park was in the movie The Last Starfighter, then I will be happy.
Updated to reflect my arrival:
I arrived in Englewood where the Flying Saucer RV Park is located. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it is a quiet and spacious older park that is being kept up well. There is a long term section and a short term section for daily's and weekly's. I am staying for at least a month so I was put in the long term section but it is immediately next to the short term area.
For anyone else thinking of coming to the Flying Saucer RV Park who saw the Wifi ad, take note, the wifi is only available if you are setting on the porch or parked in your vehicle in front of the office. No spaces are in reach of their wifi. So, yes they have it, but you need a laptop and set on the office porch to get it.
I would like to take a moment here to thank Jim and Lisa Ensz for my enjoyable stay at the Shady Grove Campground in Seibert, Colorado. Their park is a family owned and operated business. Whenever I went into the office, say to check out a couple of DVD's from their video library, I was likely to be helped by Jim or one of his teenage children.
Jim is very hands on with his business. When I arrived I told him it was very important for me to have a good wifi connection. He walked around with me to 4 or 5 different spaces while I checked the signal strength for his wifi signal. I ended up in a spot near the office with a very good connection. It was a relief to have a descent wifi connection after my experiences over the last couple of months.
As for wifi here. Englewood is a suburb of Denver and is well within the EVDO broadband signal for both Verizon and Sprint. So, I will have a great internet connection the whole time I am here.
My first mission for Friday is to find a good grocery store and the nearest Barnes and Noble or Borders book store. I also want to spend some time writing a couple of blog entries. I plan on doing a summary of Branson and a summary for my deep south visit. To include Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Missouri.