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sunny 42 °F


It was an early up for my friend, Pat had to be at the Denver Int'l Airport by 0830 to catch her flight back to Minneapolis/St. Paul. We had a great time touring together these past 10 days. I returned to the campground, attached the car to the tow bar on the MH and headed west through Denver toward Breckenridge. Passing westward through Denver it was not long before I encountered the beginnings of the Rocky Mountains. The highway grades increased along with the majestic beauty of the mountains and valleys. Highway 1-70 is a busy one so in driving one has to be vigiliant. Much of the way the roadway was constructed along the river/stream bed where possible. Little towns with their origin dating back to the gold rush days were seen along the way. Towns like; Golden, Idaho Springs, Silver Plume relate to their history. When son, Tim & family decided about 4 months ago on specific dates in which to meet out here I made reservations at a nearby campground in Breckenridge. They booked a hotel room in Keystone, about 8 miles down the road. Both communities are noted for their winter snow skiing, and their summer vacation destinations.

By design, I arrived on Friday to get settled in. Tim & family drove over from Denver on Saturday having spent a couple of days with Marie's brother who lives there. We rendezvoused for lunch, then went to a 'Family Fair' at their resort where the girls (granddaughters) played in an inflatable 'bouncy' house, got wet in the bubble pool, and all rode in the minature train. Grandpa then left for a mid-afternoon nap. The high altitude here (9,600') affects me with fatigue (could it be my age?). Marie had booked for the evening a wagon ride & BBQ dinner through their resort. It took us out into the country among the mountains to a beautiful area (White River National Forest Park) where several log cabins are located. Motorized vehicles of any sort are prohibited in the Park so all supplies are brought in by horse & wagon. There were 2 wagon loads of guests along with a singing guitarist who entertained with campfire songs. All the kids enjoyed it & perhaps a few adults, too. We returned just before dark and the temperature had dropped into the high 40's. Cool. I returned to my MH quarters and flopped into bed going off to sleep immediately. Tomorrow a day with the kids is planned for Breckenridge.

Posted by dixter 08:01 Archived in USA Tagged & keystone breckenridge

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If the high altitude doesn't get, your granddaughters will. Remember, eating, wine and napping are the best medicine for dealing with grandkids.

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