I’d like to take you on a short tour of our home for the summer. We discovered Travel Port in the summer of 2012 when the Waldo Canyon fire encouraged us to move farther west from Woodland Park, where we had been staying. This quiet little park, where the camp hosts, owner and campers are more like a small community or family than a business venture, had an opening and we stayed for a month or so. Each Saturday night then they had a potluck dinner with a different theme. Now it is only every other weekend, but the camaraderie that is built around the tables keeps people coming back year after year. If you’ve been there once, you’re known by name when you show up again. Since we weren’t going to volunteer at the camp again this year, we decided to go back to Travel Port. It’s better known to the locals as Gilley’s, since Bob Gilley (and his wife Pat, who passed away a year ago in the winter. Pat’s memorial service was attended by long time campers as well as local residents who couldn’t help but love her.
One of the things many travelers notice as they drive by is that the fence along Highway 24 is lined with bicycles. They may not even notice the RV park, but they certainly notice the bicycles. A Colorado magazine, Out There Colorado, I think, wrote an article about the place, so I’m copying their article.
To the left of the entrance are mini storage buildings and to the right are more of Bob’s treasures, as well as the office and park.
Even weeds are flowers if you aren’t the gardener! As we walk around our area at Travel Port RV park, it’s either weeds or nothing, so we kinda like the colorful addition of the weeds!