Tuesday, October 21, 2008

More Beautiful Aspen and Mountains Part One

I hope you are ready for some more sightseeing. I've been saving these for awhile. We started in Denver of course and drove through Golden up to Black Hawk over to Nederlands and finished our trip in Estes Park with a wonderful finale for you too look forward to.

Can you see that little black dot in the white cloud to the left? That was a hang glider. He was so far away but they were fun watching.

These were taken as we drove by Black Hawk. It is a gambling town with lots and lots of casinos. Central City is a little further up the the mountain. Central City was the first to become a gambling town and Black Hawk joined in very soon after. There is a famous Opera House in Central City. There is the face on the barroom floor and many tourists come to see her. If you click on Central City and then at the link at the bottom of that page for more information you will be able to see the face. I liked the town better before all the casinos moved in.

As you can see it was trying to rain and we did have a few sprinkles. It was pretty cool up there too. I'm glad I had my sweatshirt.

The mountain peak you can see in the background is Longs Peak. You'll see more of it later in the drive as we get closer.

That's all for today I hope you enjoyed the beginning of our afternoon.


Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Dear Judy,
Thanks for sharing the wonderful mountains, with us!
And thanks for your lovely comments too!
You are right... I have been so lucky to win this Give-Away and also to recive so many wonderful presies in the past!
I do have wonderful friends, and you are one of them, for sure!


P.S - Alan say`s HI!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

What a lovely drive! I hate going places, except when there's pretty scenes for my camera!

Cherdecor said...

These towns in the mountains are so unique! I enjoyed Central City and the Face on the Barroom Floor.

I love the mountains and the foilage. It was a great drive! Thanks for taking us along.

The Vintage Kitten said...

Lovely photographs and fab scenery. I want to go on more of the trip please! X

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Beautiful! I have been to Colorado once several years ago and was in awe of the beauty there. Those aspens are so pretty.

Kim's Treasures said...

Great fall photos! Hard to believe snow is coming next week!

a pink-bee said...

Always such amazing pic :)Thanks for sharing :) I finally am back on computer :)
Have a happy day :)

Tracie~MPMaison said...

Hi Judy,
What pretty pictures. I love going when someone else is doing the driving so I have time to look around. I tend to do that anyway and my husband always reminds me to "look at the road" ;)

The pines and the sky, so lovely. So wish we had some of those skies here, it's in the 90s here today and supposed to be hot this weekend. I want to bake!

I had to laugh at what you said about the Casino town - we have winery towns here (ours is one of them), you'd think it was France or something ;)

Happy day!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hi Judy, I've been away.... I've got to tell you a funny story. I had recently been craving a new recipe I read on someones blog, but couldn't not remember (a menopause lapse) who's blog had posted it. Well, after hunting till my fingers couldn't type another letter I'd given up. Lost...forever... in cyberspace, the Tomatoe Basil Soup recipe. Since I've been gone, I was (catching up) reading your past posts and you've probably guessed what I found!! The RECIPE! YEA! The bonus was when I discovered that lil' gem I ran into other delicious recipes I'd like to try. Thanks to you and Safeway online grocery shopping I can get cookin!
My Parisian Give Away (valued at $200+) is now posted. You won't believe your eyes! It is my way of showing my heartfelt appreciation for all the support I was given in the infancy of my blog. I'm truly enjoying this blog journey, especially the new friends I'm getting to know through our visits. Thanks for sharing your precious time with me.
P.S. Give those two fluffs Anna and Bailey some extra catnip on me tonight. :O

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Beautiful pics . Have a great day.

Barb said...

Hi Judy,

Thank you for stopping by. Time goes by so fast, doesn't it? The pictures are just so beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend.