We have visited approximately one-half of the state capitol buildings in the United States, however, until now we had not made the effort to visit the California Capitol. During our summer visit to Lake Tahoe, we took a short “vacation” to the San Francisco Bay area. On our way to the bay, we stopped in Sacramento to tour the Capitol.
We wanted to visit Denver and the surrounding area so we parked in nearby Wheat Ridge, CO, at Prospect RV Park, about 12 miles west of the heart of downtown Denver.
We didn’t get around as much as we had intended due to a couple of complications. However, we did check out the town of Boulder, home to the University of Colorado, and the town of Arvada.
We chose to spend the Labor Day holiday period in Cheyenne, WY, the capital city for Wyoming. In Cheyenne, we were parked at A.B. Camping.
The location that became Cheyenne, was originally the site chosen as the point at which the Union Pacific Railroad would cross Crow Creek, a tributary of the South Platte River. Once the railroad was completed, Cheyenne grew rapidly. Today, Cheyenne is still a very important rail hub. In Holliday Park you can see one of the eight surviving world’s largest steam locomotives, nicknamed “Big Boy”.
Northern New Jersey (Newark/New York City) is not very RV friendly. There are not many campsite/RV park options that will get you close to NYC. Also, since many of the roadways in this area are older, you have to try to plan your driving route to avoid low clearances as well as tunnel and bridge restrictions. But we didn’t want to completely bypass NYC.