Just a Drive-by

On our trip from the Denver airport to Aspen, we decided to go through Glenwood Canyon, leaving Independence Pass for a day trip during our stay. Since the weather didn’t cooperate, and the rain in Aspen was snow at the over 12,000 ft elevations of the Pass, we never got a chance to see it. Since […]

All Around Aspen

This is just going to be a post with random pictures of Aspen, without much substance, so I’ll apologize in advance. The weather didn’t really cooperate the entire time we were there, so we were forced to grab an hour here or there to explore when we could. We didn’t do any tours or visit a single museum […]

The Maroon Bells of Colorado

The weather did not look good for our time in Aspen (October 17-24), with rain on most days and thunderstorms on others. That’s the problem with travel during the off-season – had we come a couple of weeks earlier, we may have experienced better weather and definitely more of the bright yellow leaves on the trees. That being said, […]

The Mountains of Colorado

When we started planning a trip to Colorado, we had decided that we would drive, to save flight-money and also the need for a rental car. We enjoy road trips and could drive right into Aspen, passing any landmarks we would want to visit along the way. When we noticed Southwest’s great sale – MKE nonstop to DEN […]

A view worth waiting for.

Thirty six or so years ago while living in Arizona, I drove back to Iowa to see the fam. My sister-in-law and my pre-pubescent nephew asked if they could hitch a ride part way on my return trip and be dropped off in Colorado Springs to see Janie’s sister. Of course I agreed, even though Jeff was quite […]