Colorado and Friends 2018

Our travels are a highlight of our life experiences. My husband and I have fond memories of all the places we’ve traveled to. This year Colorado was a special time away. We were fortunate to be invited by our longtime and dearest friends to stay at their vacation home. It was a trip full of adventure and wonderful times of fellowship. Bill and Donna were the perfect hosts and knowledgeable guides for our fabulous week in Glenwood Springs.

A short train ride from Denver International airport to the Denver Union train station. I just love train stations with its history and nostalgia. We then hopped on another train to the Jefferson County Government Center where our friends parked their car. We drove a few miles north to the quaint town of Golden.

Golden Colorado-

Home of the School of Mines
Coors Brewery
Adolf Coors, founder of Coors Brewery

The town of Golden is a fun place to browse and spend a few hours. We saw the Coors brewery amidst beautiful landscape and the river rushing alongside. The landscape will take your breath away. And it did.

Glenwood Springs

We climbed up a trail to see the view of beautiful downton Glenwood Springs.

Hotel Colorado

Glenwood Springs is also famous for the Hotel Colorado. This is where President Theodore Roosevelt stayed when he visited. A tribute to the President and the Teddy bear that was named after him is cased in the hotel lobby.

My friend Donna actualy saw her great aunt’s name on the people who first stayed at the Hotel Coloradowhen it first opened in 1893.

It’s a great place to sit at the bar and look out at the beautiful landscape. They also make great margharitas.

The bike trails around Glenwood Springs is a good way to see the beautiful landscape.

Spending time in the jacuzzi was one of our highlights of the trip.

There were so many more places and activities we experienced during our stay in Colorado:

  • Air Force Academy Football game
  • 40 mile bike ride from Aspen
  • Grand Junction visit with family
  • The Monument drive
  • hike to Hanging Lake

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