Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Aspen Trip - Day 7 - Tues

Headed back today - stopped in Frisco for a late breakfast.  Almost got bumped for $300 and a free ticket, but someone else got to the counter first.  Boy, was it ever hot when we got home.  Thanks for picking me up, Matt.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Aspen Trip - Day 6 - Mon

Our last day here and we took it easy.  Carol Lee and Marie walked down to the bakery for breakfast and saw Ken Burns (positive it was him) and Greg Kinnear (maybe it was him). We took a walk on a trail near the condo and found a geocache. Then we ate a late lunch at a fancy old hotel.  Took a drive out to Snowmass this afternoon.  Will try to eat up all our food tonight - leave early in the morning for the drive to Denver.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Aspen Trip - Day 5 - Sun

Went to another orchestra concert this morning. They had a percussion soloist who was really good.  This afternoon we drove up to Independence Pass and hiked around and threw snowballs! Anyone there in Texas jealous? I also hiked up a pretty big hill at 12,000 feet to find a geocache. Tonight we went to a brass and percussion competition at the Aspen school of music.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Aspen Trip - Day 4 - Sat

This morning we went to the Farmer's Market downtown and walked around and shopped and sampled stuff. Then we rode the gondola up to the top of the mountain and had lunch at the restaurant there. After lunch we hiked a little ways up the ski trail and sat down in the grass to listen to a concert in the meadow. It was a tuba and euphonium quartet and they were really good.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Aspen Trip - Day 3 - Fri

We went to a wonderful orchestra concert this morning, then drove up to Ashcroft for lunch at the Pine Creek Cookhouse (Lance's favorite place). Beautiful mountain scenery and fancy food. We had a trout appetizer and then I had the Rainbow Trout melt on toast, with a pine nut / cranberry / kale salad. Not my usual fare, that's for sure.  Going to town this pm to walk around.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Aspen Trip - Day 2 - Thurs

Today we got up really early and drove up to the top of Maroon Bells, which is a very cool (temperature-wise and neat-o-wise) place, although it did warm up a lot as we hiked.  Lots of pretty views of the mountains and river and lake.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Aspen Trip - Day 1 - Wed

We went hiking at the Aspen nature center and the John Denver preserve area today. Then attended a wonderful concert at the music festival tonight.  The condo we're staying at is really nice and the weather is so great.