Heading into the Rockies from Arvada we quickly hit a snow storm. Made it through the Eisenhower tunnel just before it closed. There were cars and trucks struggling and stuck but RAV4 combined with Dean’s driving skill did fine. Signs warned that Vail Pass was closed. We didn’t really know what that meant so we exited at Frisco to be safe. Turns out the Interstate was closed both ahead and behind us.
Frisco is at cute old town fixed up and touristy. The information center was filled with other stuck travelers, many in shorts and T-shirts expecting to be in warm Utah. The friendly staff suggested lunch at Prost Fine Beers and Sausages where we enjoyed a selection of wursts and hot cocoa while waiting for the Interstate to open.
Descended from the snow into eastern Colorado and finally Moab Utah at sunset. Too late, too tired, and too windy to look for a campsite we stayed in a motel . We ate our bag lunches for dinner then we relaxed in the hot tub.
Our first rule of car camping was reinforced today: be flexible and change your plans without regrets when you can’t make your schedule.