I’m not sure what impulse drove me to stop on Thursday. I needed to get gas, that was definitely part of it. And I really wanted a shower. Mostly, though, I think I just saw the signs for Spring Creek Campground at exactly the right moments.

Whatever drove the impulse, it was a great one. Although I don’t think I’d like the campground as much when it’s crowded — the sites are really close together — it wasn’t crowded, so it was perfect. I could hear the river from inside the camper, and it was so still and peaceful at night that I didn’t bother closing the blinds or putting up the window covers. I just appreciated the darkness and the sounds of nature.

I feel like there’s so much more I want to say about it, but all my words feel like babble. If a picture is worth a thousand words, what are several pictures worth?

fire pit and bench,

The front of the campsite. I was parked facing the water, which was the Boulder River.

camper at sunrise

The campsite viewed from a distance. A pond on one side, a river on the other. So peaceful!

celestial sunrise

Sunrise while I was walking Zelda.

Breakfast at sunrise

Breakfast on the bench.