Jul 152013

The last leg of the journey was surprisingly beautiful as we explored Arches National Park north of Moab, Utah and then into the alpine mountains of Colorado. Both are lands of extreme contrasts and stunning beauty.

Right beside the Colorado River

Right beside the Colorado River

Lunch Stop by the River

Lunch Stop by the River

Close Up and Accessible

Close Up and Accessible




The Powerful Colorado River Carving Its Way

Early Castle Valley explored by the Mormons

Early Castle Valley explored by the Mormons

 Canyonlands formations arising in the distance.

Arches National Park formations arising in the distance.


Native Americans just like artisans around the world selling their creations along overlooks.


Headed into the heart of the country.

We had a relaxed and welcoming week with Eric, Kerri, Henry and Eliot at their lovely spacious vacation home in Dillon, Colorado. Although the boys spent most days in Science Camp, they were home in the evening for sessions of basketball or a movie.
Morning hikes began just out the front door and up the mountains into valleys still sprinkled with wild flowers. After walks, Kerri and Michele explored Breckenridge, Vail and Frisco poking into every corner and cranny of their fun and unique shops. Seldom up to shop, Bob and Eric fished Dillon Lake as well as the many local streams practicing their catch and release skills. Daily showers and sometimes downpours kept all the greenery glistening and the air crisp and clean. It is such exquisite country and invites exploration it is no wonder that everyone looks fit and glowing.


Our first view of Dillon from the highway includes the lake.

Eric on a daily ride, this time with Uncle Ashe.

Eric on a daily ride, this time with Uncle Ashe.

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Eric fishing Dillon Lake with Uncle Ashe but just like he did with his dad during our visit.


Eric at the top of Loveland pass.


Bob and Michele at the highest point in our trip.


Sunset Arriving


Sunset Sliding Over the Valley

View from the Dillon Deck

View from the Nelson’s Dillon Deck


Yet Another Gorgeous Dillon Sky from the Nelson’s Deck


A visti to Keystone to try to buy winter lift tickets.


Keystone, yet another charming and family oriented village.


Lunch after a Breckenridge shopping and exploring adventure-delicious and festive.


We just finished a wonderful lunch in Breckenridge. Waiting for the showers to arrive and savoring our time together.

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