Rocky Mountain Way
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Arrived at Tom's at 9:00 p.m. We got on bikes and rode to
Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company.
After dinner, we rode bikes to
the Hot Spring Pool...the world's largest, then continued along the Rio
Grande Trail for a couple miles.
Rode bikes on the Rio Grande trail again, this time to Basalt, which is
about 20 miles from Glenwood Springs.
Since this trail was previously a railroad line, the elevation is very
gentle, as shown here (out and back).
Here's Tom on the trail in a big dentist's mirror.
Stopped off for breakfast at The
Village Smithy in Carbondale. This is our waitress, Diane.
Turns out that Diane and Tom have a friend or two in common.
Continuing on after breakfast, always happy to see a "No Motor
Stopped at a sporting goods store and met this lil guy...awww, he
didn't want his picture taken but obliged us anyway.
I wonder if he's related to this little angel.
Liz, this Mondrianesque tribute is for you.
Came across a cool sculpture and so tried to honor it with a
pose. Maybe someday I will be able to do what the master
Below, heading back to Glenwood Springs. Pretty as a postcard.
Went out for dinner that night and on our way to the restaurant, we
were greeted by some cool kids sitting on
They invited us to hang out with them. Here are Matt, Trina, and
And here's Matt with Kim
Rode along the Colorado River trail.
We heard this was not a great year for Aspen foliage, but these trees
are pretty anyway.
Rode bikes from Aspen to Maroon Lake. Short ride, but significant
Here's the elevation profile for out and back.
Awww, mommy and baby marmots might be crossing.
And here's a cavewoman!
Tom and Karen at Maroon Bells Mountains (see, they look like
bells). There is snow on them.
Maroon Lake at the left.
Got back to town and next went white water rafing.
Our guide, Rick, was from Tucson! He took this picture of us
before the journey.
And here we are on, and sometimes in, the Colorado, paddling for our
Went into town to do some shopping. Wanted to buy a shirt at this
new hotdog restaurant, but no luck.
Maybe next time.
Went to the farmer's market and had the best peaches ever, then went
back to Tom's.
Headed back to Tucson the next morning.
It was a fun trip. Thanks for reading.
Poppies. Will. Make. Them. Sleep.