Sunday, May 31, 2015

Grand Junction, Colorado

It was a picture-perfect morning this morning in Grand Junction, Colorado.  Before I headed west to Utah, I walked to the historic downtown area for some coffee and eats.  This is a small, beautiful town.  It's friendly and clean.  I love it here.

First stop, the bagel shop!

Wake-up call!

I love the art in public places

A little birdy hoping I'll drop a crumb!

I love it when towns RECYCLE!

Beautiful flowers everywhere

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Hotel Colorado (Glenwood Springs, CO)

The Hotel Colorado was built over 100 years ago.   It has housed several presidents and is beautiful inside.  The grounds around the hotel are indescribable; the entire place was so beautiful.

These gardens were so lush and green

The inside has so much character and is so grand

I loved these windows

Cool, old cash register

Across the street is a hot springs pool.  It was freezing, yet there were a lot of people in this massive pool.  It was really gorgeous

Pretty flowers everywhere

Friday, May 29, 2015

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

This is the sport of choice in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, I don't get it, but the people doing it seem to love it.  It looks very easy to drown in those tiny kayaks. 

They start out on shore, then paddle the wee, little kayaks into the middle of the raging Colorado River.

There, they fight the current.  They usually wipe-out and paddle back to shore and then do it all over again.

This one was paddle-boarding

It looks like the blue guy is trying to knock over the green guy!


He's okay

On to the cute town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  It's a very charming town with a lot of shops and historic buildings.  There is also a huge hot springs here.

I love the Art in Public Places

The Doc Holliday Bar

This place was the BEST.   They had amazing vegan desserts!

The bar Doc Holliday drank at (big deal!)

Lush scenery along the Colorado River

A cute little neighborhood behind the Main Street

Pretty flowers thanks to all the rain Colorado has had

And, this is the local weed store in Glenwood Springs.  Colorado legalized marijuana over a year ago for recreational use.  The tax goes to education and public lands.  If you ask me (and nobody did), it's a win/win.  People use it anyway, so why shouldn't the state benefit from it by taxing it?  This was a very cute store.  They are VERY careful about checking ID and telling you the laws regarding where you can and can't use it (same as alcohol).   It's for responsible adults who enjoy a little herb!