After a fun week each with two of our kids, Sweetie has been repaired and serviced, and Cindy has moved in to look after things, so we are now ready to hit the road for a little while. Basically our plan is to head for the high country of Colorado to beat the heat but it will have to change some to deliver the lower temps we are hoping for - may have to do Montana next year.
Our travel plan begins with spending seven days getting to Denver and staying there for six full days touring around the area and visiting with friends. From there we will head across the mountains for a week in Grand Junction as the girls liked it during our last visit and wanted some more time there – we are expecting hot in Denver and GJ so we’ll head up onto the Grand Mesa for cool.
From Grand Junction we will go south to Montrose for 10 days from which we will visit Silverton, Ouray, Telluride, the black Canyon and other points of interest. Then it will be on to Gunnison for 10 days for visits to Crested Butte, Lake City and the surrounding mountain areas.
Next up is 10 days in Buena Vista, where we spent a few days once before, from which we’ll go to Salida, Aspen, Leadville and perhaps the Royal Gorge. Finally, we’ll leave CO and head down to Santa Fe, NM for a week to check out what the city has to offer plus visiting Los Alamos and areas north of town – eg. Taos.
From Santa Fe, we’ll take about a week to get home and start getting our place ready for winter.
If you’ve visited these areas, we would really appreciate your advice on places to go, things to do, places to eat, and anything else you think we should know.
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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.