We started our trip at the Four
Mile Creek B&B in Glenwood Springs. Jim & Sharill were great hosts!
We stayed 2 nights at the
The creek was VERY CLOSE to the
cabin. It was very peaceful sounding with the windows
The first day we took a driving
trip past Mount Sopris (in the photo above) through Carbondale
and on to McClure pass.
Mt. Sopris from the valley.
On the way to McClure Pass.
There was still a little dirty
snow on the side of the road at the top of the pass. The Aspen trees were still
bare, but a few hundred feet below, they were full of bright
On the way back we stopped to see
the Hays Creek Falls.
Video of the falls.
The following day was our 25th
anniversary. While we were enjoying another great
breakfast, it started to SNOW. It was too warm for the
snow to stick to the ground, but it was great to enjoy while it
We moved to the Garden Cabin
after breakfast (it was on the right at the end of the video
This was a great room. It
even had a fireplace.
A couple of old folks rocking in
front of the fire!
Just a little snow on the leaves.
These mountains were green before
the snow, and they were green again by noon.
Every day we went to the hot
spring pool; the water temperature on this side was 105F.
This picture was taken on our anniversary about 11AM. The
outside temperature was 41F.
Pool Webcam while we were there!
The back or the car after swimming!
Tuesday, we took a ride through
the Crystal River Ranch to Carbondale. They water all day, so
the freeze the night before left these "frost rings"!
Remains of the trick ski area in
A little shopping in Basalt.
Ruedi Reservoir East of Basalt
There was a wedding at the B&B on
Tuesday afternoon. The bride & groom stayed in the "barn
loft" after the wedding.
Doris feeding the baby goats.
There are two brothers at the B&B.
Wednesday we said goodbye to Jim
& Sharill and headed toward Breckenridge. Doris drove all
the way including Vail Pass. A few years ago she would
have been covering her eyes through the mountains!!
Fireside Inn - our home for two days.
Peak 9 from downtown.
Thursday found us driving through
Fairplay to Leadville. Of course, Doris found several
Doris did all of the driving,
including two passes over the Continental divide.
Clinton Reservoir - still a
Idaho Springs on the way back to
Denver for the flight home. There were several nice
antique stores there.