We never like to go back the way we went, however that WAS our plan when we visited The Rockies. However after dealing with bumper to bumper crowds, not wishing to get anymore oil on the jeep (road crew was resurfacing a part of Trail Ridge Road), feeling heartbroken over the changes happening to the park we decided to take on a different route and see more foliage...hopefully, fingers crossed!
Jerry started playing with the GPS and our route developed. Instead of the 175 up and back planned trip, how about 242 miles round trip and a good 9 hours to complete the journey.
|We were only going from point #1 to #2 and back...REALLY!|
We enjoyed more foliage, lakes, mountains, cliffs, rivers, tunnels and bridges....glad we decided to see a different route. Part of it we had seen while heading up to The Rockies in 2002, but who can ever get tried of a stunning mountain drive. NOT ME!
|Ready to Sail...Grand Lake, Colorado|
|Ski Runs @ Winter Park|
|More Twisty and Turns|
|Believe to be Mt. Evans|
Well this is not what we want...I-70 traffic jam. There has to be another route off the highway... and yep the gps agreed but not until we got down the highway a few miles - thank goodness.
Yep our kind of road again...
|One of five tunnels|
|Completely was caught off guard with this bridge|
|Bridge over Golden, CO|
The scenery ended, but remember that farm on the west side.... Jerry enjoyed buying, but I much more enjoyed the pets. This will end our very long day....until next ~D
|Berry Patch Farm|
|Some interesting chickens, its as they have socks on|
|Pop belly pig posing for his picture|
|some sort of berry bush|
|Rolls and rolls of fresh produce...we wanted to stop and pick a few|