The vacation to Colorado started on Friday, October 7 with us leaving Oklahoma City at roughly 9:00pm and arriving at Canon City, Colorado at about 10:00am the next morning. Yep, it was an all-nighter with only about a 1 hour stop for a short nap. Our son, Eric, and I switched off on driving.
While we were actually about a week late for the best autumn colors, they still weren’t bad, and some of the trees at the lower elevations were actually at a good stage. Roxie, Jo’s sister, spoke of the description of mountains in fall where it appears that they are on fire. That is because many aspens will turn colors with the leaves at the tops of the trees being red and the lower leaves being yellow. When they are “blanketed” across the mountain’s sides, the leaves seem to give the effect of fire.
While we saw aspens with red tops, they were not blanketing an area, so we didn’t have the same effect as Roxie saw the week before. However, as I mentioned, we still got to see some great colors in the trees as well as quite a bit of snow at higher elevations and sheltered places.
On our first day there at Canon City, as far as sight-seeing, we only went out of town a ways to the Royal Gorge. This is a sight that Eric has never seen. There was also another sight that we saw that even I have never seen. How is this for an RV?
In addition to the mention of snow, in all the years that we have traveled to the Colorado areas, we’ve never been there this late in the year. Thus, we have never seen the Spanish Peaks in SW Colorado with snow on them. So it was a real treat to view this image between Trinidad and Walsenburg, Colorado. Needless to say, even without seeing the autumn colors yet, I was getting excited.
After that first day of arrival on the 8th, our week had four days of driving around different areas of Colorado taking pictures and seeing the sights. We have always had the good fortune of having relatives that love to take us around to see all the sights. So, I must offer my sincere thanks to our hosts, Roxie and Richard, with special thanks to Richard for doing all the driving and stopping when we wished.
Since it is fairly late right now, having had a busy day of preparing the Mobile Suites for our trip on Monday to the SOITC Central Region rally in Grove, Oklahoma, I will not write much, but I will promise more to come in the days to come as I give “reviews” of what it was we got to see.
So, until I have the time to really do any writing, all I can do is tease with a photo or two. Since I took over 2500 photos in the last week, all you will get to see are a few of them anyway. I just hope I pick some good ones to show you.
So, here is a bit of color:
And, a critter or two:
So, until I have better opportunities to write, I’ll just have to tease. I’m still trying to decide whether to write entries for each day, of for each excursion area where we went. Likely, it will be the latter as it will be easier to cover what we did and saw.
So, please stay tuned, and I really hope it is worth the wait.