We're so glad you joined us!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Cory is always on the lookout for nice rocks to climb and this trail provided several good candidates. This one at the top of the trail included a wonderful view as well.
After our hike, we drove across the valley to the east face of the Collegiate mountains and up to Cottonwood Pass. We were quickly piling on our coats as the temperature according to the truck was 22 F - quite the contrast to the warm temperatures in the valley! We didn't have our warmest coats, only light jackets so we were quick in catching the sights from the 12,000+ elevation view of both sides of the mountains.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Each of the boys were allowed to participate!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
We descended from that point to Aspen, which boasted valleys full of the trees by which the community gained its name. Not having planned the stop in the village, we stopped only long enough to get a drink from the fanciest McDonald's we've ever seen and drove through the narrow roads to see the various condos, shops and the ski resort.
We then travelled back the way we came, over the mountains on narrow two and sometimes one lane roadways. Unfortunately, we witnessed an accident site manned by the sheriff's department where we got a brief glimpse of a vehicle that had somehow slipped off of one of the steep slopes and was wrecked in the trees not far from the roadway, but probably dropped at least 50 feet vertically. We hope and pray the occupants made it safely from the vehicle!
We drove on to Leadville and had a nice dinner at Quincy's. When seated, the waiter advised that only one entree was available - rib eye. We all chose the smallest cut - 8 oz. and were served salad, baked potatoes and bread for a very reasonable price. The dinner was delicious and too generous of servings for one sitting. We gathered our doggie bags and contentedly headed back to the RV park. After dinner settled, we closed the day with birthday cake and turned in - having had a great day!
The next victim is NOT going to fit in that big blue bowl, so we tried out the RV shower.