Rocky Mountain Weekend: Parks and Elk

October 2, 2011 – Sunday morning we got on the road bright and early and… drove to the gas station.  What, we needed to get gas in the car so we could continue on and see the sunrise hitting the Flatirons in Boulder. Oh, and also drive up to Estes Park.  This weekend was the…

Rocky Mountain Weekend: Guanella Pass

October 1, 2011 – We decided to do a whirlwind weekend in the Rocky Mountains.  It’s been a few years since we were both in the Denver area, and there were a lot of good restaurants and fun sites that we wanted to experience. The weekend started with Louisa flying into Denver on Friday night…

Drive from Colorado to Virginia

We recently finished a two-and-a-half day cross-country drive from Colorado to Virginia.  It began Thursday, October 8th, when Louisa flew from Roanoke, VA, to Dulles and then to Denver, CO. On Friday, we finished cleaning out the old apartment, and then went to the Triceratops Trail in Golden, CO.   We enjoyed seeing the dinosaur prints,…

Mt. Elbert Trail

August 16, 2009 – It was our last weekend in Colorado.  So, we decided to get up before dawn, grab sweatshirts and head lamps, drive three hours into the mountains, and go for a hike.  We got breakfast, made coffee, grabbed our stuff, and headed out.  It was early.  And dark.  And early.  Coffee could…

Frisco BBQ Festival / Challenge

Each year the town of Frisco, CO hosts a BBQ festival / challenge.  Teams travel from all over the U.S. to compete for the best BBQ.  Most teams also make food to sell to the general public.  This year we got to enjoy pork and beef ribs, BBQ chicken wings, pulled pork, and beef brisket. …

Rockies Baseball Game

We got tickets to a Tuesday night Rockies game.  Our seats were great – second level, third base line.  We saw a few home runs by each team, far too many pitching changes, both original pitchers actually got a hit, and the wave went around the stadium several times. Photos are here.

Rocky Mountain NP: Bear Lake and Glacier Gorge Hikes

June 14, 2009 – The next morning we woke up early again (before 5:30am) and went to the Big Horn Restaurant for breakfast.  The coffee was good, and Louisa enjoyed her blueberry pancakes while Tony had a croissant breakfast sandwich. After breakfast we headed back into the park in order to get a parking spot. …