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It’s time for us to move on (yes Will we do travel veery slow!) but as I’ve said before there is a lot to see and do in Colorado and we have still only just scratched the surface.
I spent a great afternoon/evening hiking, eating and chatting with these ladies. They meet regularly for a book club but I happened to be here for an extra special get together that included a hike around the beautiful area of Crested Butte (pics of the mountains are further below).
I don’t think I have introduced you to my big sister Lizzie, she is above on the right in the white shirt. Thanks for looking after us so well Lizzie, it’s a good job we’ve walked a lot as your cooking is bloody good?.
If you ladies do agree on an official name for your book club it really should include laughter you’re a fun bunch.
We travelled over a mountain pass called Keblar that takes you up to 10,000 feet on the way to visit Willy, Gina and Grace (you met them in our last blog) at their home in Carbondale.
They took us to meet Tom and Rose who split their time between Colardo and Mexico. Their knowledge of Mexico and places to visit off the beaten track was so useful. We both left feeling very excited about that leg of our journey. Not sure we will get to stay in the amazing hotel that overlooks Copper Canyon but as it will be about the time of my Birthday who knows what surprises John may be planning! Thank you Tom and Rose we loved the time we spent with you, hope we get to meet again sometime.
Never get bored watching hummingbirds.
John enjoying a small seafood dish!
Any excuse to include a pic of lovely Grace, tucking into mango on a stick!
Back at Crested Butte, the top of the mountain is 12,162 feet, luckily the ski lift only stop shorts of this by 800 ft!
We set off via the path, rocky but definitely a path…
Where did the path go!
Let’s just say I was happier taking photos of John than getting on with climbing, but it had to be done.
Made it. Photo taken by a very fit man who had walked up about 4,000 ft and looked fresh as a daisy. He was a volunteer who made sure lightweight walkers like us were aware of any bad weather coming in and the times that the ski lifts closed etc. Within 10 mins of this photo being taken it was pouring with rain and the rocks that had been hard enough to clambour up were wet and slippy. By the time we got down to the path my legs were like wobbly jellys, definitely out of my comfort zone!
Next stop New Mexico, see you there…..