Awesome autumn vacation in NewMexico & Colorado....aspens !!

  1. Finally, after fifteen years, I am realising my dream of seeing the golden, shimmering aspen trees in the autumn.
    How exciting!
    The aspens are more beautiful to behold in a sun that we can possibly imagine. I've read descriptions of aspens appearing "as molten gold". It's true, that is how they appear, like flowing gold....glistening in the setting sun.

    I've gone through five rolls of film already! Last week, we came through Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos. Drove thru the San Juan National Forest and San Juan mountain range. WOW!!

    The visual feast defies description. All of you who read this, I hope you will put Colorado on your "places to see" list , and especially to see in Late September / early October.

    There is a narrow gauge railroad between the towns of Silverton & Durango. It is an old mining train converted to hauling tourists....in either open or closed cars. I think it is about forty miles between the two towns....over and thru the mountains...along side streams, waterfalls, lakes, and many other countless wonderful sights.

    The train ambles up and through the mountains, stops in Silverton for four hours for lunch, sightseeing, entertainment, browsing, and then another fantastic train ride back thru the mountains. Don't miss it.... it is a "train ride of a lifetime".

    Wish all you BB buds could see this.
    I thank the Creator every hour for the privilege of seeing His work. It truly defies description.

    We're in Pagosa Springs now, a marvelous dream-like area of Colorado....movie setting scenery....which all of northern New Mexico and western Colorado is. Pagosa Springs ....gorgeous!

    Leaving Thursday for Telluride, Aspen, Vail, and Beaver Creek. Heard it snowed on the mountains last weekend... that should increase the visual delights...... shimmering aspens & snow-topped 13,000 ft. peaks !!

    After Beaver Creek, on to a week through Rocky Mountain National Park. Should be mind-boggling by late October..

    I'll save the best travel tips to give you all later.

    Nightingale, now I understand why you do not complain about driving an hour and more to work.... Lucky You !
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   jemb
    Glad to hear you are enjoying a well deserved vacation. Many years ago when I was in college, I spent 3 months in Colorado on a summer job . I spent varying amounts of time working in different areas of the state, so I got acquainted with several small towns, plus a few weeks in both Denver and Colorado Springs. I loved the aspen trees-- they seemed to quiver constantly. My favorite location that summer was a tiny town up in the mountains. We had snow there on the 4th of July!Since then, I've been back through both Colo and NM several times. Both states are blessed with beautiful scenery.
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    have fun.
  5. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by prn nurse
    The visual feast defies description. All of you who read this, I hope you will put Colorado on your "places to see" list , and especially to see in Late September / early October.

    Definately putting on my "places to see".. thanks prn nurse!

    ENJOY the rest of your vacation
  6. by   Rustyhammer
    I wish I had known you were here in Santa Fe.
    I would have bought you lunch.
    Glad you enjoyed your vacation.
    -Russell
  7. by   adrienurse
    Hey people I need visuals!
  8. by   live4today
    Colorado is beautiful country! We lived there two whole years before we moved to Texas on military orders a year and a half ago. A must see in Colorado Springs, CO are the "Garden of the Gods".......beautiful indeed! :kiss

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