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Sunday July 27, 2014
Because we didn’t have far to travel today we did not rush this morning and had a leisurely breakfast. Once on the road we headed east on US Rt. 40, where we passed through beautiful mountain country containing small towns and large ski resort areas, the road for the most part was good but we did encounter a climb of 6 miles at a 6% grade followed by a descent of 6% for 6 miles and then 4 miles at 5%; ...
... late 1770s. Gold seekers began arriving in 1858 and the Golden City was founded in 1859. It was a focal point for stage coaches, freight wagons and then the railroad in 1870. (courtesy of 'The tour of historic Golden')
In 1911, 'Cement Bill' Williams began building the road up Lookout Mountain. Oscar and I drove up this road and were seriously edgy all the way up - it is 4.6 miles and has 56 curves (including 7 hairpins). In ...
... and from my visit this time, I can see that they are building a new, strong, network of friends.
Saturday brought on a whole new adventure, with yet another group of great friends, including 2 month old Annabella. Off we went to the Air Force Academy (Kit’s undergrad school), by Colorado Springs for the Air Force / Notre Dame football game. Had a tailgate party in the
parking lot – with the hi-lite for me of getting to ...
... br> Coors Plant (of course)
Buffalo Bill Museum
Red Rock Amphitheater
Visit Barb in Denver
Visit Noell in Denver
Visit John, Debbie, Paula, Beth & Ricco in Fort Collins
Visit the Celestial Seasonings factory
Visit the Boulder Beer Brewing Company
Nola & Stuart have a cousin they also want to visit in Denver
A lot of things are on our list but we will make it an ol' college try to get all of this done while we are here.
Left Utah for Colorado this morning. Had breakfast and off we went. We are two days ahead of schedule to arrive in Colorado. We do not have reservations for today and tomorrow, so we are winging it. We drove the I-70 from Utah to Golden, Colorado. The topography and landscape definitely change drastically between the two states. In Colorado the elevations are higher, at one point we reached 10,000 ft. The state is much ...