Alternative title: THE WORLD’S NOT ALLOWED TO CHANGE EVERYTHING HAS TO STAY THE SAME FOREVER IT’S NOT FAIR
It’s the weekend! That means I can finally leave Calhan and go somewhere I actually want to! This time, it’s my old hometown of Fort Collins, Colorado.
This is where I spent the last week. To be fair, I did move to the far corner of the park- to my left are actual RVs and RV spaces, even if they’re not any more photogenic than this direction. Yeah, Colorado has mountains, but when you’re not in the mountains, it also has lots and lots of flat. Remember, it borders on Kansas.
I arrived at my new home, the Blue Spruce Mobile Home park. It’s a used furniture store run by an old couple who had enough land that they build a trailer park on it, and still hand enough land they put a half-dozen RV spaces on the land to boot. At least it’s a very pretty trailer park!
It has this trippy mailbox system that spins around. It’s pretty fun to spin it like the Wheel of Fortune to get your mail!
So. Now I’m in Fort Collins. Do you know what I’ve wanted to do for years when I returned to Fort Collins? Eat at Woody’s Wood-Fired Pizza. Built in what used to be a bank in “Old Town” historic Fort Collins, it’s a very tasty pizza buffet place we ate at when I was younger. Kevin and I loved it because we could ask for absolutely any kind of pizza at all and the cooks would often humor us as children and make them. So we’d have six kinds of nutty pizzas, several with smiley-faces, sitting on the buffet line every time we went :p It was so fun ^_^
So, now that I’d arrived in Fort Collins, what do you think I tried to do? That’s right. And here’s where the disappointment comes in…
You see, I swear I’d checked and seen they were still open just a few months ago. But no, they’re not. According to a news article from a local radio station, they closed in June 2011, and the whole block was demolished to make way for apartments and houses, so I can’t even see where it used to be! :(
Well. So much for that dream. Still in the mood for pizza, I looked at reviews for other places and settled on Beau Jo’s pizza, a place that, very oddly, sells your pizza not by the size, but by the pound.
The pizza was pretty good, even if the very thick crust was really weird.
Last time I was in Fort Collins I was too young to appreciate how nice their downtown area looks.