Thursday, September 1, 2011


The route we chose to take from Glenwood Springs to Crested Butte took us primarily on a dirt road over a mountain pass.  The views were well worth it.  Colorado is gorgeous this time of year. 
Driving over Kebler Pass

Crested Butte is a real old west town set against the magnificent backdrop of Mt. Crested Butte.  We stayed at the Elevation Hotel at the foot of it.  It's a beautiful hotel with a fantastic gym and spa -- another winner from Skyauction!   The weather was a little cooler here and we enjoyed leisurely mornings, time for the gym and the indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and steam.  The town is small and easily walkable from one end to the other.  

Crested Butte

The highlight of our time here was doing the Zip Line Course.   We were well and safely outfitted for the 5 various zip line crossings and walking the rope bridges.   After the first time of stepping off into thin air (literally at this elevation) it got easier.  It was great fun and definitely thrilling.   

          The zip line & ropes course at Crested Butte

With Alan in Pagosa Springs
For the final segment of our trip, it was on to visit our friend Alan in Pagosa Springs.  He was a fellow world cruiser and we often wonder where we would be right now if it weren't for the friends we met on the Voyager who encouraged us to visit them this summer in Colorado.    Thanks Julia, Frank and Alan! 

HEALTH TIP:  We picked up and have been reading THE CHINA STUDY.  It is the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted.  Forget all the conflicting reports on health, diet and nutrition.  I think this book has the facts backed by extensive research.   


Geri's Website

Biking along the Colorado River
Whitewater rafting on the Colorado River
In preparing for our month in Colorado, I came across a town called Glenwood Springs.  Sounded like there was lots to do there, so I booked a week.  Shortly thereafter, Glenwood Springs was named the most fun town in America by a Rand McNally/USA      Today survey.  And they're right!  

We rode bikes along the beautiful Colorado    River one day and went white wafer rafting on it the next.  Then we rode segways up Red  mountain.  We visited the Adventure Park and rode the alpine slide which is actually a very high speed roller coaster.  Perhaps nothing took more courage than boarding a   giant swing that sent us soaring out 1,300 feet over the valley.  One minute we were looking at sky and the next straight down at earth.  

After all the activity, we were happy to take a leisurely drive to Aspen the day before we headed off to our next adventure in Crested Butte. 

Riding segways up Red Mountain

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:  You can tell a lot about a person by their belongings.  (from the book BLINK by Malcolm Gladwell)