Before I moved here, my only impressions of Colorado were my very infrequent visits to my aunt’s home in Fort Collins (three in 25 years), John Denver and Coors Beer commercials.
Then the show “South Park” barreled on to the scene, and my perceptions of the state that eventually became my home were never the same. Not that I was looking for four foul-mouthed grade school boys and their wacky town, but some of the shows get details about Colorado scarily spot-on. It’s something that some people can appreciate, but only people who live here really get it.
There is a real South Park here, but it’s a region, not a town. RAS and I just went camping there, without the kids, and stayed near Jefferson. The camp itself was in a dispersed camping area meadow, which means no set areas and no facilities (that’s something I still have a hard time dealing with camping after seven years). Plus it was crowded with about 15 other makeshift campsites, ranging from screaming kids to drunk partying 20 or 30-somethings.
But once we took a little hike out, this is the view that rewarded us…and the place we should’ve camped, instead of settled for back at the meadow
I then tried to take some pictures for possible stock sales, but I’m not sure how focused this one is, or if it has any commercial value.
But this is a beautiful area…and you don’t think about the show at all.