The Ritz Carlton Club Aspen Highlands
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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 ...
This morning we had planned to skype a few people, however the WIFI had gone down last night and still wasn't working so we had give up on skype for now.
There were a few things going on today in near by towns...first off we stopped in Edwards (10 mins drive west) for a Pumpkin Patch. It said there would be lots of pumpkin displays, however there wasn't as much as they had made out...it was still fun to see so many different shapes, sizes and colours of pumpkins.
... seeing the local liquor store called 'Beaver Liquors' and also finding a really nice lake and park called Nottingham Park. There was a bench swing by the lake so we sat and admired the mountains whilst swinging and just taking in all the natural beauty around us.
Avon is such a cute town and pretty modern too with lots of roundabouts (or rotaries as the tomtom keeps telling us!!) and sculptures and ...
... of plan of silly add-ups on the route and the intolerance of being on speeding routes.
So Theo left few days ago and I try to pile up some energy for the month to come. I will pick my friend Sandy in Chicago and we will go north to Canada before I will stay few days in Montreal to see my friend Wendy and her lovely boys. From them heading back to New York after few hours in Providence.
The one ...
... Christmas Tree Lighting
That evening we went the the St Regis for their annual Christmas Tree Lighting. It is quite a spectacle. Carol singing, Champagne bottle opening with a Sabre (very dramatic) and of course a huge, superbly decorated and well lit tree. The star of the evening was Santa's arrival and the many children there waited patiently in line to speak to the jolly man. Obligatory family photos were ...