Saturday, September 27, 2008

Exploring Colorado and the Top of the Rockies

We will spend a couple of days in Colorado and will do some exploring in the Vail/Aspen area. Our first stop was in Hudson, CO which was OK for an overnight, but not fancy at all. The next day we did have a chance to stop at a Welcome Station and explored the brochures. Orinda was intrigued by this statue which was abstract to say the least.

An amazing part of this trip is the passage through the Eisenhower Tunnel, which is the highest vehicular tunnel in the world at over 11,150'. This 1.6 mile tunnel is an amazing engineering feat and is quite a trip to travel through.

We spent the night in Gypsum, CO at the River Dance RV Resort which was a reasonable site, but rather expensive for the amenities. Of course, property values in the Vail area are incredible. You can see the amazing photo dog in the doorway of the coach showing his approval of the site.

The scenery is wonderful and the aspen trees are in full color which provide a slash of color against the mountain. We are looking forward to traveling tomorrow to explore this area.

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