Before I continue with our sight-seeing in and around Trinidad, I have a cautionary, but funny tale to tell.
In order to access the Cher-Ae Heights casino, you can either take Scenic Road south from Trinidad or north from a more southern exit off US 101. Since we were coming from the south, we picked the second choice. Big mistake. Ron said that was the worst stretch of road in all the driving he's done on this trip. In addition to the road being the usual twisty, hilly, narrow, and, in some places, one lane, there was no way to avoid hitting the low-hanging tree branches.
When we arrived at the casino, we noticed one of the gutter extenders on the RV was missing. Just like this one, but on the opposite side.
Well shoot, these things come in a package of all four. We decided to drive back and look for it.
We drove the two miles to the exit, looking for a spot of white along the side of the road. No luck. Then on our way back, there it was! We don't know how we missed it the first time because it was right ON the road.
It's a little cracked and bent up, but Ron thinks he can make it work. And this mentality is why we both could retire early. LOL