And the hands-down winner of “best laundry” and “best showers” for this trip is Kodachrome State Park. Seriously, no contest at all. Yeah, yeah, this place has got some gorgeous scenery. And yes, it is right on the way from Capitol Reef to Bryce, so it does make a good pit stop. And oh, by the way, it does have some hookup sites, so you can recharge the RV batteries if you’ve been caught in days of bad weather or overcast skies.
It was also a good place to recharge my personal batteries, with reading, napping, and staring up at the moonless sky at night, enjoying the Milky Way over my head. But honestly, this stop was all about getting clean.
It’s rare to find a campground that has a laundry right onsite, let alone one that has super-modern front-loading washers and dryers AND only charges $1.50 for each. But it’s the view that seals the #1 ranking for this campground laundry. I mean, just look at this shot.
That’s the view from the Red Dirt Laundromat. Right across the parking lot are two picnic tables in the shade, which is where I sat outside and enjoyed the breeze and the views while my clothes were getting clean.
I didn’t take pictures of the bath house, but I really should have. Instead, enjoy this photo taken on the short drive to the bath house.
You’ll have to picture the individual shower rooms (!) in your head: fully tiled floors, bamboo benches and a handful of solid hooks for hanging stuff up. Now, add in the two most important things in any shower facility: endless hot water AND a rain shower head. Like this one…
Yes, that is a hand-held wand PLUS the rain shower head. I might have taken the longest shower of my life in that place. After 22 nights with just my little trailer shower closet and monitoring my fresh water tank usage carefully, it was pure luxury to stand under this fake rainfall and let it wash me clean for as long as I could stand the hot, hot water.
Some campgrounds are about the sites, the hikes, or the company. And some campgrounds are all about the shower and the laundry. That’s just the way it is when you’re living the vagabond life.
I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave.