It’s been a good month at Shady Creek RV Park in Cedaredge, CO, but we’re ready to move on as we always are after hanging around one place for a while. We found plenty to do in the area, and also got most of our to-do list done.
Since the RV park is just a block off Main Street everything is within a short walk or bike ride, including the post office, Ace Hardware, bank, brew pub, Food Town, Family Dollar, and the animal shelter. The larger town of Delta with a Safeway, City Market, and Walmart is only 12 miles away, Montrose is 35 miles, and Grand Junction is a 50 mile drive for anything else you could possibly need..
Main Street Cedaredge consists of two blocks of small businesses, and this is the norm for the number of cars we’ve seen. There is one traffic light in this town of about 2,500 people.
Thanks to Lynne (Winnie Views) we learned that we could order from Amazon by adding PO Box to the General Delivery address and they would ship USPS. It always drives us crazy that Amazon cannot tell you in advance what shipping method will be used and we’ve been burned a couple times before so we just quit ordering from them. We tried it out 4 or 5 times here and it worked so it looks like Amazon will be getting our business again.
The liquor store is right across the street from the RV park so we never ran out of beer.
In addition to the hikes we did on nearby Grand Mesa, we found plenty of other things to see and do within about a 60 mile radius of Cedaredge. On days that we didn’t go out for a real hike or a day trip, we got our exercise by walking from the RV park less than a half mile to the Surface Creek trail. The trail goes for about a mile and a half along the creek, passing by the golf course. A dirt road extends past the trail along the course, and we typically did a 4-6 mile walk depending on whether we continued on the dirt road or wandered the streets of the huge golf course community.
We frequently saw deer in many of the backyards on our walks.
Including our own.
The cats have enjoyed it here since it is so quiet. During the entire month there were only three families with kids who stayed just a few nights so it’s been very peaceful.
Grasshoppers on the window provided hours of entertainment.
Sophie has become quite the tree climber. Jim only once had to get a ladder to rescue her.
It’s been a very nice month. Today we move on to Ouray and reunite with the gang.