|Golden Aspen among the pines|
Ron and I drove to Espanola, NM, then north on US 285 to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The aspen were already golden in the mountains north of the San Luis Valley. We oooh-ed and aaaw-ed our way through Poncha Pass and past Salida in the Arkansas River Valley. We headed up Colorado Hwy 9 to Fairplay, CO, over the Hoosier Pass and down into the valley where the town of Breckenridge is at the base of the Tenmile Range.
The autumn foliage was astounding. The skies were deep blue and the temperatures were in the 70's...a perfect fall day!
We enjoyed a nice dinner out at the Ember Restaurant. They feature an artistic menu.
I was enjoying the Softshell Crab Slider appetizer with chapoline guacamole with crunchy little garnishes on top when Cathy told me they were crickets. They were good! We spent the night at her vacation condo and caught breakfast at Daylight Donuts.
|French Ridge Condominiums|
|Heading west from Frisco, Colorado to Leadville via I-70.|
|Matt and Mary's new home|
|Mary and Matt|
|Ron and Matt|
|Mary and her father, Mark.|
The next day, Ron and I headed home to Albuquerque. The road trip was 3 days long and approximately 950 miles of driving. A great little fall getaway!