Grand West Village Resort
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Non-smoking hotel
- Non-smoking rooms
- Microwave in room
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... then walked to the post office to get our new phone covers (exciting right!!). On the way back we sat on the big rocks by the river and just enjoyed the sun and the views....in the afternoon we headed to the gym to check it out and ended up signing up as it's the most reasonably prices place around.
Thursday - I took Darren for his first ever proper gym session!!! I was pretty excited to get my hands on the ...
... the pass which is a mountain road with switchbacks and steep drops, then eventually you end up in Aspen.
We left around 10 am and started the drive...even before the pass it was so beautiful with views of mountains, lakes, and all different coloured leaves on the trees. A lot of trees have started to lose their leaves so probably was much more colourful a few weeks ago.
... there's always a next time! They also have lots of art work/canvases etc on the walls of the local area which are just amazing!
Afterwards we went to Walmart to get a big fan as the screen on our windows don't allow much breeze in and it can get pretty hot!
Darren also got a little sketch book as I keep telling him how good he is at drawing but he doesn't' think so....now he has a sketch book he can practice more and see how good he really ...
... easy reach.
But let's get back to the Aspen trees, I adore them for the colour of their barks blue silvery and their amazing golden leaves which generally abandoned the branches at the gentle swirl of the colorado wind.
A man is responsible for my addiction for the rockies and the Aspen trees, his name is Ansel Adams and you all know some of his iconic pictures of the American national parks. He was born at the start ...
... town for groceries. The remainder of the time we simply read and relaxed.
From Beaver Lake, we connected with the Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway along the upper Arkansas River Valley, driving south to Buena Vista, Colorado. We had traveled perhaps 30 miles so it was time to take a break and we stopped to shop at the weekly farmer's market. We met a young couple from Ft. Collins who suggested that we camp near Mt. Princeton where we ...