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!