We arrived at the park and immediately noticed it's beauty. It was encompassed by a huge lake. But the best part of all was that it was almost completely empty. It was enjoyable to feel alone with nature after being surrounded by a lot of people in the Badlands. We set up camp, as normal now, and had our dinner. I was able to make a fire with the good wood that the park ranger brought for me. It had rained the last few days so all the wood I could find was wet, he was nice enough to bring me some dry wood. I actually ended up taking a shower by mixing cold water with boiled water to make a nice warm water. It was elementary but it felt so good.
This morning we headed out again towards Co. Springs. I am writing to you from this amazing deli, Masterpiece Delicatessen, in downtown Denver. It just opened and the food is incredible. I recommend it to anyone in or going to Denver. I had a reuben sandwich that had the best roast beef I have ever tasted. No, we are not talking lunch meat here. The real stuff that is somewhat shredded into nice chunks and so tender that it falls apart with one bite. And it is bright pink, not brown. Very nice!
So, we are on to Co. Springs to meet up with some old friends. It will be nice to see a reminder of Baltimore.