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... are very very glad we did it....thanks Sarah and Josh for the recommendation!!
Once we came back down, we were in Aspen and it was 1pm so we decided to have a late lunch. Whilst driving around to find parking, Darren glimpsed down a street and saw a bear!! I guess it's not too uncommon to have bears around but by the time we could turn around safely, it was long gone.
I have finally reached the point where I can just relax around a swimming pool. I know quite silly to arrive at this but the last six weeks have been amazingly fantastic but really intense. It is nice as well to have time with my friends in Boulder.
I will not have made it without Theo as he mentionned on FB, 40 days, 10 000 miles, 25 states and al least 12 National parks.
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...
We followed the train tracks for miles, often seeing long trains towing countless tankers carrying oil or cars filled with shiny black coal. And Steve commented that Obama would not approve. At times we were looking at sandy desert land, tan or gray, with sage brush, some a bright silver green and others brown from a lack of water. And often the land looked like a dry river bed. And, if this ...
... I still do that despite being retired). To my shock, it was 4:00am!! I told Sheila about my error - she didn't have good words to say. Despite the Foobar, we headed off early. Lessons Learned - it is important to be able to tell time.
On our way to Colorado, Sheila and I talked about the things we wanted to do in the days we had planned. Sheila looked at THE PLAN and with a puzzled look asked me if we knew where we were staying tonight. I told ...