Buena Vista Super 8 Motel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Travel Blogs from Buena Vista
Thursday, July 30 Today we rode the motorcycle 8 miles down a dirt road to Tin Cup, a historic little town known for its silver mines back in the old days. It's very small and there's not much there, but it was a fun ride. We were here many years ...
... down (after hitting a low daytime temperature of 59 degrees… brr.) The campground is rather remote and is quite lovely. We are surrounded by pines and there is a river rushing within earshot.
I’m pretty well convinced that every track of any animal that I see is just evidence of a little bitty bear… But hopefully I make it another night without getting eaten! I have a fire poking stick which I have deemed the bear poker. It surely will protect ...
... and statues; they even watered their designated patch of RV-side
grass. We took a spot at the very back - away from everyone else. This way no
one was bothered by our dogs laying in the grass unleashed.
There are a number of 14ers around BV and we could see
many of them from our spot, including Mt Princeton. A “14er” is a mountain with
an elevation between 14,000ft and 14,999ft. Before we went to Cottonwood Hot
Not an easy sleep last night and both of us woke at our normal time - in the UK ! Leadville is pretty quiet at 2am and so we put the bikes back together from their airline friendly bags. The walls of the Super 8 motel in Leadville are not that sound proof and there was a lot of whispering and muffled mechanical assembles. That lasted about an hour even with some chain complications and the Golden Burro ...
... there with us, including a couple of RVs/campers. We introduced ourselves to the neighbors, and made ourselves sandwiches for a late lunch.
There's a trail up the hill to the north, so we took a bit of a hike to see what we could see. Holy cow, hiking at 12,000 feet takes the wind out of you!
A car of 3 credentialed photographers pulled in next to us, and we made small talk. Then they muttered that they'd failed to plan for food, and had just a couple ...