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Monday, July 18, 2011

Buena Vista and Aspen

Julie and I took a trip to Buena Vista and Aspen last weekend.  I rented us a cabin in Buena Vista and it was so cute!  I can't wait to take Joe and the kids there.  I love BV and would love to live there one day.  It is a small town of less than 6,000.  It has so much to do right there in town and very close by.  The Arkansas River runs through the town and a lot of the houses have the river right in their back yards!  I love listening to the river flow.  We didn't even see any bugs by the water.  There is fishing at a small pond in the center of town.  You can kayak anywhere you see water.  There are mountains everywhere, perfect for hiking.  You see kids and families out everywhere.  Cars are not needed in town.  The houses are beautiful.  Here are a few pics from our trip.

Our cabin.  It had a full (but small) kitchen, dining area, bathroom, living room and 2 sleeping areas.  Outside in the middle of the complex was a hot tub, horseshoes, tetherball, lounge chairs and volleyball.  The cabin was pretty much right in town, but it didn't feel like it.

The Arkansas River.  We hiked along it our first night there.
Julie and I the first night getting burgers at a popular place in town.  They had the best onion rings!

The Maroon Bells in Aspen.  It was an overcast, cool day, but still beautiful.  I can't believe we have lived in CO for 10 years and have still not been to places like this!

A Marmot on the rock.

The drive up Independence Pass to get to Aspen.  This pass is closed for half of the year because it is too dangerous to drive.

Independence Pass

We spent one day in Aspen, but I didn't take any pics of the town.  It is very quaint, cute and remote.  I loved it as well.  You have to have money to spend any time there!  There is shopping and restaurants galore.  Huge houses on the mountains.  I was a little disappointed we didn't see anyone famous :)

The next day we spent at the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs.  A great day for relaxing!

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