When I Ride…

Hello Aspen Trees!

This is what I saw when I opened the window to our hotel room this morning. Sun shining through aspen leaves, priceless.

Well, I take that back. The fuel to get up here is no small thing but well worth it. We walked to a local joint last night, ate some appetizers and  I had a gin and tonic. A welcome respite after another full day of driving. Extra lime, please!

We drove to Vail not only for the time off, but to attend the wedding of some friends that was being held at the Sonnennalp Resort.

The Sonnennalp is a bit fancier than what we would normally do, but it was lovely and I took advantage of an awesome reflexology appointment in the spa. You must ask for Elizabeth if you are ever in Vail and want a spa experience. She cranked on my feet like they were made of clay instead of bone, flesh and tendons. WOW! Afterwards, I was light headed, I felt so good.

Next morning, we were up and walked around the corner to the Farmer’s Market. I think it’s the last Sunday of each month during the summer. There were probably about fifty vendors, selling anything from Goat’s milk Skin Lotion to woven baskets from a woman’s co-op in Ghana.

We bought fresh, organic veggies to haul to Crested Butte and then jumped in the car and headed South.

Stopping a view times for photos of course, it took us about four hours to drive into Crested Butte where we had friends waiting on us.

They brought dogs and we spent a few hours laughing at puppy antics while we stretched our muscles in the cool grass outside the condo. Mt. Crested Butte is a little over 10,000 feet and quite a sight at sunset.

Here is a view to our East …and our view to the West.

What a great spot. Think I’ll be fine here for a few days. I think there is a music festival tomorrow. More on that later. Peace.

This entry was published on August 1, 2011 at 6:12 pm. It’s filed under travel and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on “Hello Aspen Trees!

  1. Oh sweet Colorado, I miss you…

  2. A place such as a lot of energy & Beauty …

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