Oakwood Copper Ridge
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... it was nearly sold out. It was also one of the ones on Max's list, so we got that too. It is from the Russian River Valley in Sonoma, its too bad we didn't know to look for it when we were there! It was a fun way to spend our last night.
Before we left Moab we drove through a little of Arches National Park. We didn't want to spend the time to get to "Delicate Arch" which is the most famous one, but I did take some pictures which I will attach here. ...
... we had a lot of trouble picking up our next hire car with Fox rentals. After an hour it was sorted and they upgraded our car from a corolla to a Chevy Malibu V6 with cruise control including leather trim and heated seats. Automatic too. Took us about half hr to get to Don and Misha's place in Erie. Spent the next few hours getting to know each other. Lovely night and lovely people.
... then we were back into pine forests with mountain backdrop until we reached Nederland. A very alternative town which was maintaining the older style mining town buildings and an interesting covered bridge. We had iced coffee under an umbrella at a little cafe surrounded by wired people. It looked like cannabis was sold in the shop next door. Maybe it's legal here I don't know. Then we drove down the steep Boulder Canyon with the fast flowing river beside us and rock climbers ...
... along gravel roads in the dark. I opted instead for the Colorado National Monument which is a national park in all but name and is just off the motorway.
On the way I stopped twice for gas and food and saw two curious things. At the first stop the man who took my money had a name badge and his name was "Mister" – he was wearing denim dungarees and reminded my of Uncle Jesse so I think the ...
So, in true Greg Style, I managed to schedule my vacation after a truly grueling several weeks of work, including a solid 7-day work week of 12 hour days working mainly in the 110F Arizona Sun working on a new solar plant.
Got back to Denver just long enough to hang out with some friends, do laundry, and realize how far behind on everything I really am. Whatever. It's time for traveling.
Other places to stay in Louisville
948 West Dillon Road, Louisville | 3 star hotelfrom $110
902 West Dillon Rd, Louisville | 2 star hotelfrom $103
845 Coal Creek Circle, Louisville | 3 star hotelfrom $133
Westminster/Thornton, Louisville | 2 star hotelfrom $103
1196 Dillon Rd, Louisville | 2 star hotelfrom $93
960 West Dillon Road, Louisville | 3 star hotelfrom $107