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Colorado Keeps Calling
Contributed By Tina on 2012-08-27 16:37:25
Family News It has been a month since we returned from our wonderful visit to Colorado. It is now August 27th and we just had Tropical Storm Isaac pass offshore last night. No school today so here I am at home catching up on some writing. We are having maybe 35 mph gusts and so far not quite 3 inches of rain. Isaac is now heading toward New Orleans or possibly somewhere nearby on the Gulf of Mexico. It is that time of the year....
Colorado had a very hot summer and in two locations huge forest fires went on for weeks. It took a cold front and heavy rains from mother nature to finally stop the massive forest fires just before we flew out on July 12th. We spent the first part of our trip staying in Snowmass with Dave and Lori. We did some hiking and went to Aspen for dinner one night and spotted Melanie Griffith sitting at a nearby table. Now I would have liked to see Antonio Banderas but no such luck...
We had fun on the Alpine Coaster in Glenwood Springs Adventure Park and were
wonderfully entertained by our guide at the Glenwood Caverns. His comedic approach made thie cave tour definitely one of a kind!
Dave and Lori headed back to Denver to go to work and my dear husband and I headed further west down to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. This canyon is not well known like other canyons out west but it literally takes your breathe away as you dare peer over the edge.... We next headed to the the Almont, Crested Butte area and stayed in an 100 year old cabin ( newly remodeled thank heavens) on the Taylor River. Our friend ,Nancy Avalon, joined us for 2 nights and we had a great time hiking, horsebackriding, and fishing. Well Gene found the fish scarce but he gave it his best effort. Too many anglers in one spot? Crested Butte is a wonderful western town nestled among so many majestic 14,000 + mountains . Aspen trees were everywhere- autumn here must be truely awesome!
We spent the last days of our Colorado visit back in Denver with Dave and Lori. It was great seeing their little dog Jack and how well he recovered from his back surgery. Lori planned a girl's day which was lots of fun. Dave took us to the Denver Museum of Natural History - just love those big dinosaurs!! Our Colorado visit was fun-filled, inspiring, magical, and best of all shared with family and friends. No wonder Colorado keeps calling....
 
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