Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Puttering Thru Northern Colorady

Took a 2 day putter between Denver and Steamboat Springs earlier this week. Drove I-70 and Hwy. 40 to and Hwy. 131 and I-70 fro. 

Overnighted at the Steamboat Grand Resort at the base of the ski slope. Nope, no snew, but lots of green and fleurs. 

Looking out the balcony at some aspen trees.
This was a comfy bed.
Comfy furniture and a fireplace.
Pulled poke, slaw, waterymelon for lunchie. Oh, and a mojito or 2.
Nice weather for the putter-about.
Feet up. Yup. Fireplace on. Yup.
No snew on the 'tain, but lots of grass 'n trees.
The road to somewhere.
Some nice fleurs will be out in a few days.

Along Hwy. 131 north of Avon.
Colorful weeds!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Chihuly Exhibit At Denver Botanical Gardens

 SHE™ amongst le fleurs.

 Bees gotta drink!

 Glass art amongst le fleurs.

 A shaded resting spot.

 Lots of flutterbys out and about.

 Is this a wermy tree?

 A tale o' two towers.

 A garbage thief!

 A 'nother wermy thing!

 After visiting the Gardens, we went to Lodo's and et upstairs on the PATIOH. I noticed two rather snazzy police cars down below. Nice rides.
 A nice, chilled Coors Light 'n lemon.

We et salade 'n sammich.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

2 Weeks In Colorady/Manitou Springs 2014

Just a short drive from Denver is the burg of Colorado/Manitou Springs. You can have a nice time walking Garden Of The Gods and driving to the top of Pikes Peak. Yeah, the air is rare We enjoyed 2 weeks of doing nothing.

These pictures uploaded completely out of order. Oh well.

 The road leading up Pikes Peak

 Mountain reservoir.

 Looking out over Manitou Springs.

 In Garden Of The Gods. Look ma, no brains!

What really goes on in Cheyenne Mountain?

 Hmm. I believe we've found Big Butt.

 Not my house, dangit.

 Moar GOG.

 RV park in town.

 The gift shop on top of Pikes Peak, over 14000 feet high.

 Hwy. 24, west of the Springs. You can see burn area from last year's fire up to the left. This fire has caused flooding whenever it rains hard.

 The drive to the top of the Peak.

 The view from the top.

 What 'chu lookin' at? Feed me!

 The top of the treeline.

 Alpine rock garden.

 Way up high on the Pike Peak Hwy.

 Montana and Colorady bier faceoff. Result: TIE!

 Mountain trout.

 Buffalo burger.

 KOA Kampground outside of town.


 Local chainsaw art.

The nebbor bought this motoryhome to sell for a profit. That's what he do for a living. He polished my headlite covers, refusing any attempt to reimburse him for his work. Nice fellah. Most RVers are!

 Who took all the oxygen?

Sure, why not buy fudge up heah?

Her 'just take the &%$# picture' look.

That creek in the earlier picture above... this is the same creek up higher in them hills.

This ain't the way to come down the hill.

Colorady sky.