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
Lunch Stop by the River
Close Up and Accessible
The Powerful Colorado River Carving Its Way
Early Castle Valley explored by the Mormons
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 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 Sliding Over the Valley
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.