Saturday, August 25, 2012

40th Anniversary Day Trip

David and I decided that we
wanted to escape for a day and explore
the west side of the front range to celebrate our
anniversary.


David cannot take a trip without snacks
and I must admit that I was more than willing.
This junk food really tasted good
because I have been dieting lately.

Much of the land was very flat driving
to Breckenridge.  We found
this field filled with
timber fascinating.  

One of the very small towns we drove through
was Alma.  The 10,578 on the sign is definitely
not the population, but the altitude.  

Not a Wal-Mart in sight, but they didn't need one.

What captivated me most about
Breckenridge was their beautiful
flowers.  I will do a separate post
to allow you to see the beauty.

Hanging baskets everywhere.

We ate lunch at this little hole in the wall.
David loves breakfasts and he can
probably count on one hand the number
of really good breakfasts I have made
him in our 40 years of marriage.

It was a  beautiful day.  

The reason this is a little cloudy is because
I was taking the picture through the plexiglass
of the gondola.  We went to the area where
the ski lifts take over transporting skiers up the
mountain in the winter.

No, this is not us.
The guys who were tubing were more
than willing to get their picture
taken.  I'm sure they didn't
realize they would be featured
on a blog.

We travelled on to Aspen and I have to admit that I was
not enamored.  It is block after block of HUGE
hotels.  Definitely a tourist town.
Some of the homes were quite nice though.

Isn't this a carefree statue?

The drive to Golden was gorgeous.
We went through several tunnels.
We found a Railroad museum in Golden
that David wants to take the grandsons and sons to.

We finished out the day with
delicious Mexican food.

What a special day to spend with my best friend.

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Congratulations on 40 years, Karen and Dave. It was fun to see your pictures and look at some of your blog. May you have many more years to travel new paths "wherever He leads!"

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Remembering 40 years ago.....

Happy Anniversary to you both!

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