The Switzerland of America – Ouray, Colorado

Ouray is one Colorado mountain town that makes for a great visit. It turned out to be one of my favorites. While a tourist town, it is small and quaint enough to be truly enjoyable. Nestled in the San Juan Mountains, it is in the heart of 4x4 country but also has plenty of hikes, … Continue reading The Switzerland of America – Ouray, Colorado

Montrose, Colorado and the Black Canyon

    While we were in Grand Lake, Colorado, Celia decided to return to Wilmington, NC to see her Dad who made a trip to the hospital unexpectedly. We found that the airport in Montrose, Colorado had comparable prices to some of the larger airports so we decided to continue west instead of backtracking to … Continue reading Montrose, Colorado and the Black Canyon

Rocky Mountain High – Denver, Colorado Part 2

Rocky Mountain National Park Our daughter was able to fly in for a visit and we have had a wonderful time. Due to the heat, we have made plans to visit areas in higher/cooler elevations. No visit to the area would be complete without a visit to the Rocky Mountain National Park. All of the … Continue reading Rocky Mountain High – Denver, Colorado Part 2

The Mile High City – Denver, Colorado – Part 1

We were very excited that our youngest daughter joined us for a week in Denver. We knew that Denver is a rapidly growing city so there would be many areas that we could explore while she was here. Not only does Denver itself offer many possibilities of things to do, it is near the Rocky … Continue reading The Mile High City – Denver, Colorado – Part 1

Heavenly Places – Colorado Springs, CO

After spending most of the month of June and early July in New Mexico, we headed north to Colorado. We have not spent much time in that state so we were looking forward to seeing this part of the country and also visiting with some of David’s family. Our first stop was Colorado Springs. Although … Continue reading Heavenly Places – Colorado Springs, CO

New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle

The Enchanted Circle surrounds the highest peaks in New Mexico, including Mount Wheeler at 13,161 feet. The route includes the towns of Taos, Questa, Red River, Angel Fire, and where we camped, Eagle Nest. We were able to park right beside Eagle Nest Lake in the state park there. This dry-camping location is especially popular … Continue reading New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle