One of my “new things” for the summer was our family vacation to Aspen, Colorado. My younger son said we needed to branch away from our usual beach vacation and see something different so we traveled to the Rocky Mountains and high elevation for a week.
We spent our first day on Aspen Mountain after riding the gondolas to the top. I can tell there is less oxygen here while we are hiking! What fabulous views!!
Our second day is spent at Maroon Bells which ends up being my favorite spot – so beautiful!!
This is our “Bonanza” shot from our horseback ride near Maroon Bells.
We also hiked along the Continental Divide and stopped at a deserted mining town, learning about the early history of Aspen before it became an area focused on recreation. Our last day was spent in Glenwood Springs where we hiked to beautiful waterfalls at Hanging Lake. Gorgeous!!
Of course, we ate well. I didn’t have to give up my typical diet of seafood or vegetarian entrees. The homemade pasta with shrimp from Ellina was delicious.
My favorite restaurant was French, Creperie du Village. What’s not to love about chocolate crepes?
Colorado was beautiful and the hiking was splendid! …but I still miss the beach….