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... and through several mountain towns, it was a beautiful ride. Along the way we took a side trip into the “Red Rocks Park”, here plate movements millions of years ago pushed these red rocks to the surface, creating these tilted red rock formations. What makes these red rocks even more unusual is that they are only visible in this one small area.
WARNING - I got a bit carried away with the history and the hummingbird facts on this one!
While Astrid was diving today, Oscar and I took a trip to Golden, a town in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It's just to the west of Denver so easy to get to from Astrid's diving, in Arvada.
A short history of Golden goes as follows: the early inhabitants of the Golden valley were the Ute, followed by the Arapaho and Cheyenne ...
... number passed me. We moved like that all the way into CO and only had to slow down as we passed by the larger towns like Grand Junction. We stopped for fuel at Glenwood Springs. From there as we climbed again, the autumn colors got even better. By the time we got to Avon the mountainsides were brilliant and the snow topped peaks in the distance made the scenery as pretty as I've ever seen there.
Traffic began to build as we topped out at Vail ...
We got to Golden and pulled into our sight. Nola & Stuart had gotten there just minutes before. No pictures today. Got caught up with them and planned the next day. We decided the best thing to do tomorrow (August 23) is to go to Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park. That is going to be a long day so we will "get it over with" first.
We are going to be in Golden, Colorado, for 10 days. The plan is to see:
Rocky Mountain National Park
... did not know anything about beers so I was surprised that Coors bottles not only Coors, Coors light, but also Blue Moon and several other beers. My favorite beer was the Blue Moon Belgium White beer. After the tour we went to downtown Golden and had a late lunch. We went back to the campsite and took Chuckie for a ...