ne year ago today we started out on our journey; it was the reason for this blog, don't 'cha know? Now we have settled in and are ready to experience this and that; A mission to explore new worlds, To seek out new life and new civilization, To boldly go where most people have gone before! Hey! That's what blogs are for!
When we came to our last town on our list, it happened to be Fort Collins. We contacted a real estate agent and had him come up with some possible homes in the area. But what would we consider the "area". We thought that perhaps Fort Collins was not enough, and that maybe the towns nearby would also be worth the time to check out. Like maybe Timnath? Or Bellvue? Laporte? Whatever! You get the idea.
The problem was, we never had a good map of Colorado. But while we were looking around, we saw a sign someplace that said Greeley. I don't know exactly what it was, but it seemed like we were not that far from Fort Collins, and something caught our eye that gave us the impression that we were in the City of Greeley
We knew that Greeley was "near" Fort Collins, but we were not actually sure how close it was, but because we never bothered to check, like on a map or something, we just "assumed" that Greeley was as close to Fort Collins as Bellvue was to Laporte. So we told our agent to look for homes in Greeley too!
When we drove back to Chicago, we looked at a map and were shocked to see that Greeley was 32 miles from Fort Collins! Ha! How stupid is that?
Of course after more analysis, we knew that Fort Collins, and ONLY Fort Collins would be the place! I never gave the Greeley mistake much thought until I found this today:
I was in the North-East part of the city limits of Fort Collins! So what's this? Was I in the "City of Greeley" twilight zone, or do the residents of Fort Collins have access to a device that can open or close any and all air that goes to the City of Greeley?
A good idea, but not so, unfortunately. Apparently there is a big underground pipe that supplies water to the City of Greeley and I happened to come across the valve that is used to let off residual air pressure. I'm sure we must have seen something like that back in March last year and we just gots confused is all. Shucks!