We’re free. We each signed our names a dozen times, then we handed over our keys and got handed a check. We’re no longer homeowners.
That was the only easy part.
We had until 1:45 to be out of the house – the buyer’s final walkthrough began at that time. Guess what time we left?
1:43. The buyers watched us cram the last of the stuff into our cars, which for some reason mortified me. Was it because we were late? Or because we had so much stuff?
Not that it matters. Not now, anyway. The walkthrough went fine and we closed without a hitch. We did have some fun when the buyers asked us where we were moving to, and Michael said “it’s parked outside.”
We spent last night with friends of ours, Dan and Lisa, in their beautiful Lyons home. They fed us, too (thanks, Lisa!). And this morning we got up, had some coffee, some paleo pancakes (thanks Dan!) then drove over to Riverbend to get in line for the camping “tarp run.”
Camping at RockyGrass is interesting. We’ve camped on-site, and while I still think it’s the most fun, getting in there is a bit of a shitshow. A free-for-all where it seems like people might run you over to get to the best camping spot. It’s more stress than it’s worth, in my opinion.
Riverbend, which is across the street from Planet Bluegrass, is a bit more mellow. This site used to be a trailer park – it got wiped out in the big flood of 2013. Now it’s a wedding site with a slew of tiny homes available for rent. And a wonderful campsite for RockyGrass and Folks Fest. It’s shady and the St. Vrain river runs right next to it.
When we got in line at 8:30, said line was so long I was afraid we’d get a lousy spot. Out in the open, full sun all day, something like that. But Riverbend is bigger than it looks. We found a great spot easily and everyone was really friendly. A neighbor even lent us his hammer for our tent stakes. Our nifty little site won’t have shade all day, but we’ll get it in the mornings, which is what I actually care about. We even ended up knowing a couple of our neighbors. RockyGrass is a small world in some ways.
I should have pictures for you in the next post – I was able to set up our super-cool solar lights from Revel Gear. We wrapped the lights around our tent so in addition to lighting up our evening picks, these awesome lights will make our tent easy to spot.
After setting up our tent, we went back to Dan and Lisa’s and picked up the dogs to take them to the Gunbarrel Vet Clinic. While a couple of different friends offered to watch them, Elvis (the older dog) is a bit of an asshole. I guess you could say he’s “dog selective” but I prefer my term as I think it’s closer to the truth. No reason to make any of my friends put up with that. We’ve also boarded them at Gunbarrel before and both dogs came back happy. The piece of mind is worth it for me.
Whew. I think the storm has passed. Everyone’s happy and taken care of. No worries for the next four days, at least. Time for some bluegrass!