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... and are glad we didn’t), we returned to Independence Pass.
As we ascended the east side of the Rockies, Kathy noticed that the rain drops were getting bigger and seemed to contain ice. Soon we saw it was starting to snow. By the time we reached the summit of the pass the road was covered and everything was turning white. About a hundred yards down the west side we saw a red Toyota that seemed to be stopped in the road. As ...
Once ensconced in our space in Basalt, we visited Larry and Kathy at their newly-rebuilt hotel in Aspen which was, in Kathy's words, "Just darling!" Chris, the on-site manager, suggested Happy Bowl for supper and we all found it some of the best Thai curry we ever ate. On the walk back we toured the Jerome Hotel which is a very old example of fine hoteliery from Colorado’s pioneer days. Startlingly fine appointment await at every ...
... couldn't get to the very top so stopped at Summit lake, only at 13,000ft but stunning.
In Georgetown we stopped to see the Rail-loop, made famous because the train does a loop to gain the height required. All a bit of mountain history, tied up with the mines. This small town like so many other are all so pretty, well keep, artistic and seem viable.
Continuing along through ski-land mountains we made our way ...
Today's trip to us out to Aspen Ski areas. I say areas because Aspen is the location of several different ski slopes...I didn't realize that. The area reeks of money. Even the kids soccer fields are artificial turf. Not going to say too much, because we are at Mickey D's to do this blog. The pictures start out with a couple before Aspen. Then a few of Aspen. And then it is uphill from 8,000 feet to 12,000 feet to ...
... There will be a short one-hundred days with
no snow and no skiers. Only workmen, in pick-ups, getting
things ready for next season.
We know we are blessed to be out here,
traveling, following our own plan, going where we want, but still one
wonders, is there something more I really want to do. What makes us so
afraid that we might be missing something?
Oh well, enough of this. In the morning
we'll get ...