John & Anne Wiley

2014/06/21

Last of First

Going thru our hundreds of glorious pix from our first real time in the Denver area, I found these last “have to add” few. Starting with “Goat Gal” Maddie, who so generously and playfully showed us not just her magnificent goat and truck farm but also some highlights of Boulder.

0791 Goat Maddie

0791 Goat Maddie

One of those highlights was strolling downtown with her, singing along with the “Globe Man” and then sampling brews at some of the local hotspots.

184139 To Life!

184139 To Life!

The next day we drove up to Nederland “on our way” back to Castle Rock, and it looked legendary across the alpine lake as we approached.

0891 Nederland

0891 Nederland

After a hearty lunch we drove along the icy river and paused to tour the freakish town of Black Hawk. It was probably a forgotten village a few years ago, but now there are lots of new casinos with names like Crook’s Palace and pristine sidewalks along streets with names like RichMan into the main town much larger than this residential side of the highway.

0911 Black Hawk

0911 Black Hawk

Further along the river we paused at many scenic spots like this one where colorful lichens tag the vertical rock wall rising from the far bank.

0946 Organic Graffiti

0946 Organic Graffiti

Leaving the Rockies we paused again to explore the fascinating little frontier town of Golden.

0977 Golden Life

0977 Golden Life

Back in Castle Rock we took a sunset stroll with Cam and Stacey, feeling both excitement to fly the Rockies again on our way home and at the same time wanting more time with the wonderful people in beautiful Colorado.

194942 Return Invitation

194942 Return Invitation

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