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Today we knew exactly what we wanted to do....drive Independence Pass!! Sarah and Josh had told us how awesome it was so we just had to find out for ourselves!
Independence Pass is only open in the summer so would be closed soon...if you look it up I'm sure it will show you the route but it basically takes you down through Minturn, then through Leadville (the highest city in ...
... had a really nice feel to it...I think it will be nice to live just outside of Vail so we can really appreciate the surrounding areas too.
Once we got back, we had planned to make the most of the Vail and Beaver Creek Restaurant Week.....you can dine at lots of the really fancy places that we couldn't normally afford for just $20.15 (last year it was $20.14....). We figured as a little treat to us we ...
... in the 60's but internet connection or even phone connection are not always working so by the time we finished the driving, the travel pod and organised the following day adventures my sleepy head cannot cope always with answering emails.
So thanks so much for all the comments, emails that you are sending me and I hope not too bothered you too much and you love the pictures. They are usually taken when ...
Aspen reminded me a bit of Banff, cute little ski/snowboard town with lots of hikes in the summer.
Unfortunately, I did not realize how high up Aspen is (2400m above sea level) and once we started our hike at Maroon Bells, I felt quite dizzy and tired. Turns out I must have had some sort of altitude sickness at 3000m above sea level... That happened on our hike in Santa Fe as well.. well, now I know :)
I recovered quickly and finished the hike at least...
... of waterfalls all the way up. No pictures--we were concentrating in the road! On the way back, we took what we thought was a short cut, but it turned out to be a long cut--we did see some new country. We were glad to get back on a paved road! This afternoon we packed everything up & took our last walk here. We're loaded and ready to head out for our next stop tomorrow ...
Other places to stay in Aspen
311 West Main Street, Aspen | 3 star b&bfrom $124
232 West Main Street, Aspen | 3 star b&bfrom $136
404 South Galena Street, Aspen | 3 star b&bfrom $130
1679 Maroon Creek Road, Aspen | B&Bfrom $79
905 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen | 3 star b&bfrom $109
134 East Hyman Ave, Aspen | 3 star b&bfrom $186
128 East Main Street, Aspen | B&Bfrom $90