This week's travel post is a continuation of our May vacation to Colorado. If you need to start at the beginning, go HERE. You can also click on Blog Archive in my side bar to see my previous travel posts.
On Day Four of our Adventure to Colorado, we had planned on seeing a glacier, so I picked a hotel that on the map looked very close to that glacier, but in reality it was quite a distance away because there was a mountain in the way. Surprise! Mountains in Colorado! Who would have thought. Well, we decided not to drive to the glacier because of the distance, and we already had enough snow and ice in one trip anyway (Rocky Mountain National Park), BUT, our hotel was non-refundable, so we had to stay there.
Thus, the morning of Day Four, we decided to just hit the road and head for our hotel with absolutely no idea of what we were going to do that day.
About an hour into our drive, my husband saw the Golden exit signs and asked if I wanted to stop and take a look. I was ready to relieve myself of my morning coffee by now anyway, so I said "Why Not!".
Now, I have never heard of Golden, Colorado in my entire life. But apparently it is a well known town for it is where they produce Coors Beer and it is also the location of the Colorado School of Mines. But for me, it was a delightful little gem that I discovered all on my own.
Clear Creek Trail for awhile. This is a beautiful, 24 mile trail that links to neighboring communities, but we only hiked on it for a short distance.
While hiking we encountered the Search and Rescue Team doing a drill. It was fun to watch them float in the cold, flooded waters.
They used bandannas for napkins and my husband had to have a little fun with them!
After we ate, we decided to walk along main street and visit some stores. We found this wood carving for sale outside a store on main street.
But we weren't quite finished with Golden yet, because my husband insisted we drive up one more harrowing mountain top road: LookOut Mountain! More on that next week.
Till then, have a great day! Amy