Saturday, July 25, 2015

The Way Home

We flew in and out of Denver for our trip to California. Arriving at dusk in Denver, meant we would be heading into the mountains after dark, which is never a good idea. So, we spent the night, and were able to hit a couple of the big box stores before we left town.
We go through several mountain ranges, that make of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado (and several valleys). Here we have pulled over at an observation point to stretch our legs. You are looking at the Sawatch Range (near Buena Vista), which is made up of fifteen peaks over 14,000 ft. We must go over these into another valley, before our climb  up the San Juan Range to our place.
The skies are looking a bit threatening....as you can see.
We did take the time to read all of the information signs about the area. Colorado is so good about telling you about the area you are in.
I must admit that I didn't  actually read them all. I was too busy looking at the other sights.

7 comments:

  1. just gorgeous views and skies!

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  2. The drive through the Rockies is gorgeous, indeed. You are one lucky lady. :)

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  3. Threatening skies, but beautiful landscape!

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  4. Love the last photo - I am unfamiliar with the pretty weed which looks stunning against the Rockies in the background

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  5. Even with the clouds those views are stunning.

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  6. It is nice driving through your country and the beautiful landscapes.

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  7. An amazing trip that requires an alert driver and passenger.

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