This evening Mr. Squash and I are in Golden, Colorado. We had a very long day of hard driving through mountains, but the vistas were incredible!
I didn't get any photos along the way except at this rest area outside of Green River, Utah. We saw views like this for nearly 3 hours until we crossed over into Colorado where the mountains got higher and greener. Around 2pm today we crossed the Continental Divide East of Vail (appx 11,148 feet). Our trusty Pilot which just had it's 90,000 mile tune-up moaned and groaned a little, but nevertheless, chugged right through like the trooper it is!
We made a stop in Evergreen, Colorado to deliver one of my Bernina sewing machines I sold to a woman who lives there! She had inquired about it 2 years ago and I wasn't ready to sell it but kept her email. This past winter I decided to see if she still had interest in it and she did! I told her if she didn't live too far, I could deliver it to her since I no longer had the original shipping boxes. Turns out she lives in Colorado and I said it was too bad because we were going there in August. She said she had waited a long time and was willing to wait a bit longer! Isn't that fantastic? So, it all went as planned and we met up with her this afternoon. I believe it was just meant to be!
We arrived here around 4pm and are both dog tired, but needed to stretch our legs badly, so we walked up and down the main street.
Look what we found! Unfortunately, it wasn't my kind of quilt shop. Very nice, but just didn't have the fabrics I like. Across the street was a quilt museum but they had already closed for the day.
Farther down was this "Cowboy on a Break"! Rather than riding and roping, he is holding a fishing rod and casting for big, brown trout that inhabit Clear Creek just on the other side of those trees.
Check it out - the town provides tables and chairs above the river so you can relax and watch the rafters float down or the cowboy catching trout!
If you click on this photo, you'll see someone tubing down the river.
LOVE this bridge sign!
Why lookee here - some of those brown trout escaped the river!
And see what's down in the distance? Coors Brewery made Golden famous a long time ago!
Here's where we are staying. I think it will be an early night for us!
Tomorrow - Estes Park.