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... restaurant, and a very small coffee shack. It seems that everyone in town works at the local marble quarry. This is the quarry that built Washington DC. Marble for the White House, Lincoln Memorial and many other landmarks came from this mine.
One of the reasons that I choose to camp here for two days was that I was dying to see the Crystal River Mill. This is a long abandoned mill used in gold mining ...
What a day! First on the list was the Stanley Hotel. We took the tour and found out the hotel was where Stephen King was inspired to write The Shining, but none of the movie was filmed there. We got to see a few of the main rooms and learned about the twin brothers who built the hotel in 1907. It's supposedly haunted by several ghosts, and Jim Carrey was freaked out by the room he was in and left the hotel in the middle of the night.
... Gothic is a biological research laboratory in the Elk Mountains. Gothic was a neat town. Lots of research buildings and cabins. One store which sold ice cream and snacks.
To get to Gothic requires a 4WD vehicle as it was a dirt road for about 15 miles. With the recent rain, it was quite muddy. But the RAM was up to the task. We learned that another mile up the road we would find a trail that lead ...
... and learned from John's music. When I had a family, we listened to his music throughout the kid's childhood. I had the pleasure of attending three of his concerts. His music has shaped my views of the environment. His music has also described places that drove me to visit them in person and enjoy the beauty he described. Most notably the beauty of Alaska and Colorado. For me, John Denver's music has shaped my life. He ...
"It's a long way from L.A. to Denver. It's a long time to hang in the sky.
It's a long way home to Starwood in Aspen, my sweet Rocky Mountain paradise.
Oh, my sweet Rocky Mountain paradise."
John Denver 1971 (Starwood was his home in Aspen)
Chilly overnight but woke to brilliant sunny morning with hot air balloons over the snow capped mountains. Drove from the camp along the river valley. Spotted bison and pronghorn. Arrived ...