14 April, 2008

Weekend trip to Colorado

What a beautiful place!
Cold crisp air, blue sky, gorgeous nature.

We stayed in Golden,
a smaller town on the out skirts of Denver.
On our evening walk I captured some great pictures...


Outside Golden,
we visited a fantastic rock formation,
Red Rocks.


Having a geologist for a husband,
I got some good info about how these rocks were formed,
the sight was breath taking,
I have never seen anything like this...


One of the days we went to Estes Park,


and to the National Park near by.
And we found snow!! Jippi!!


See who we bumped into right in the small town center.
A large herd of Elk.


Next day we visited another small town
called Central City.


Driving there we had this fantastic view
of the Rocky Mountains. Beautiful!

We where told that Central City
is where the "Gold rush" started.
Now it is a town full of casino's and gamblers.


We went for a stroll,
and I have to admit
that I got the "ghost town feeling"..


It was sad to see all these pretty old houses,
I'm sure with bucket loads of history,
all with little shop front,
and all empty!


They where screaming for retail business.

I wish we had a little more time for exploring,
here was a lot of very interesting details!
I tried to imagine these streets 100 - 150 years ago,
it was like going back in time...


Vi hadde en fin tur til Colorado denne helga,
nydelig natur og masse frisk luft!

8 comments:

Ninne said...

Så nydelig det var der!!!
Og så fikk du attpåtil litt snø under skosålene, det må ha vært herlig! Her er vi mest glad når vi har barmark for tiden!
Takk for titten!

Mien said...

For en flott tur det må ha vært! Jeg har vært fascinert av Colorado helt fra jeg så Centennial på tv en sommer på 70-tallet. Heldiggrisen!

Du har forresten utrolig mye fint i bloggen din!

Ha en fin dag! :)

Hilsen Mien

StarSpry said...

I'm glad you had a good weekend! You got some great photos :) I love how the Elk just come right into Estes Park, and Red Rocks is an awesome place!

Anonymous said...

Ååå så mange flotte bilder :) Skal bort i helga, så eg tar min ukentlige bloggbesøk runde i dag. Ønsker deg ei strålandes fin helg :)
Klem fra Ronille

celestina marie said...

Hi Randi, enjoyed your pictures. This is a beautiful place. Amanda moved to Colorado last September with her new job. She loves it. We plan to visit her.
Have a good weekend my friend,
Hugs,
Celestina,
La Rea Rose

GAWO said...

Så spennende å få lov til å være med deg på tur. Du har opplevd masse ser jeg og heldige er vi som kan få ta del i hvertfall en liten smakebit. Takk skal du ha for at jeg fikk være med.

Ruth said...

Så flotte bilder. Og jeg er enig med de andre. Takk for at du lot oss dele turen din med deg.

celestina marie said...

Hi randi, had to stop by again to say I have given you an award. Stop by to pick it up anytime.

hugs, Celestina
La Rea Rose