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... in front of their stores. After photographing some historical buildings, I did return to the Rapids Inn for dinner. It is over 100 years old and sits by a beautiful creek which feeds Grand Lake. Just perfect!
Thanks to Wayne and his big camera lens for most of the photos. On over Rabbit Ears Pass to Steamboat Springs with my fingers-crossed that the Honda is okay.
This morning we slept in a little. I think the excitement of the trip, combined with the high altitude and fresh air and exercise has worn us out a little, and as we slow down and relax we realize we aren't as young as we used to be!! We checked out of our motel and headed down town for a cup of coffee on the river walk. Love, Love, Love this place. Most of the shops were still closed, but we sat outside and enjoyed the view of the river. Then we headed toward the park, ...
... dish that was excellent. They also serve an appetizer of Fried Raviolis, which I ordered for old times' sake; St. Louis restaurants serve Toasted Ravioli--something I had never seen prior to moving there. When I ordered, in fact, I said, without thinking, that I would have the Toasted Raviolis, and it threw the waitress for a momentary loop. These were good; have some jalapeno or something in them that gives them some kick. Not the St. Louis original.
... fast flowing waters, and rafters.
Subway again for lunch, and then we came onto the I70, one of the most scenic interstates in America, as it twists and turns, gaining height and descending crossing the Rockies. We passed through all the famous ski resorts such as Vail, Dillon and Beckenridge, looking at all the expensive huge ski chalets.
We turned off the interstate for the last 30 miles, and drove through a surreal mining town called Central City, ...
... into the traveling way of life by then to relax and not have so many plans! I do hope to go to Tasmania though, and then hopefully New Zealand! But, you never know... I'll just have to see how it goes!
Until then, I have other thing to do now so I will continue this blog when the time to begin arrives!
Looking forward to it, Heidi