Sunday, October 04, 2015

Fall in Colorado

Our fall trip to Colorado most generally falls around the middle of the month.  It is the time of Doug’s birthday but it is also a beautiful time to visit the area. 

We timed our arrival to watch Trent play in his junior high football game.  The weather was perfect and his team won.  We were excited to find out there was another game on Thursday evening—a bonus. 

We managed a birthday “cheese”cake for Doug’s birthday.  Oops—no candles.

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On Thursday, Dan and I rode a part of the Santa Fe Rail to Trail near their house in Monument while everyone was busy with their day.  This is a popular trail and well maintained.  We thoroughly enjoyed our ride from Monument to Palmer Lake and back.  This picture was taken at the shelter at Palmer Lake where took a little break.

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Thursday morning we left early for the Alvarado Campground near Westcliff Colorado,  located in the San Isabel National Forest.  The rest of the family would come after work and school.  Since it was just the two of us, we stopped by the Arkansas City River Walk trail near Canon City.  We started at the east end of the trail and rode the seven miles into the city and back.  It was a beautiful trail that runs along the Arkansas River most of the way.  This was taken on one of the three bridges over the river.

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A great spot to relax by the river.

It is late so I will tell more about our beautiful camp spot and Bishop’s Castle tomorrow.

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