Kay left the casa here yesterday for Angel Fire, NM and a five day, well deserved getaway from Fruita and the heat (Angel Fire is in the mountains at 8,600 ft) to visit our friend Cathy whom we work with at the Bosque Del Apache. It was a daylong road trip of 375 miles and she arrived in Angel Fire late yesterday afternoon. The dogs and I are home alone…PARTY!…not.
Two weeks ago over my birthday we all took a mini vacation and journeyed to Frisco, CO on the eastern side of Vail Pass. We went via Aspen and over Independence Pass (12,096 ft) to Leadville (10,152 ft) then down to Frisco at 9075 ft. Here are some pics of Frisco:
Frisco is a very cute small town, very touristy, and nice and cool compared to the oven called Fruita.
Kay had been wanting to go to Leadville where she had been a few times years ago and visit the town’s cemetery which is quite unique.
The cemetery dates from the mid 19th Century on, and has quite a variety of graves… miner’s and their families, prostitutes, Hispanics, Eastern Europeans, Chinese and many, many children. Life in Leadville was hard.
Quite the place.
On are way back home we went via Vail and stopped at the Betty Ford Alpine Garden in the town of Vail.
Betty and and her husband, the Pres., spent a lot of time at Vail and gave the town this lovely gift.
And, as in many mountain towns out west there were the ubiquitous Yogsters. Many of whom appeared to be napping or writhing in pain.
But all things must pass, and it was back to Fruita we went from there.
This past Thursday we quietly celebrated our Wedding Anniversary with a wonderful meal at an excellent Italian restaurant in downtown Grand Junction. What a long, strange, amazing trip it’s been and will continue to be!