Thursday, August 03, 2006
Granby, CO to Aspen, CO
Hit the road at 8:00 a.m. with the temperature at brisk 48.
Stopped for breakfast at a great diner in Kremmling. Lorraine had a problem with a tooth that the Family Dental Center fixed right up in no time. Kremmling, CO gets the "friendliest" town award to date. We worked our way to route 82 from Leadville and up into "Independance Pass" another hairy trip up the mountain to 12,000 feet.
We arrived in Aspen at 2:00. What a beautiful city. Thanks Dad for the lodging at the wonderful "Mountain Chalet". It is fabulous! Wow, what a place - and what a workout room.
We took the "silver queen gondola" up 2.5 miles to the top. Brandon would really enjoy playing "disc golf" at the "kiss the sky" course at 11,212 feet.
I gotta play that course, would probably be pretty easy to loose a disc off the side of cliff or something though. Sometimes they sail on you! Looks like your having a great time. Stay safe.
Brandon & Lynsey
Bring some of the desert home! Good luck at the Hundred-Dollar store.Pick me up two dealer pins for the boys. You get them at the check out counter. By the way, Chases streak is alive at 35 and the Philswin again. At least they have made the dog days of summer a little enjoyable. Safe Riding!!!!
That's low-sugar ice cream and cherry crisp, right? I hope you did some lunges that night to burn off that business. Maybe you can pick some up for me on the way back.
Our humble lodgings in Granby
Today's Route, all scenic, no slabs, lots of ups, downs and curves.
Heading out of Kremmling towards the next mountain
Starting up 82 towards Independance Pass
Up we go again
The view from about 2/3 of the way up, see the road switchback below
Eeek, it wasn't bad when I was on the road you see at the bottom
At the top of Independance Pass
Man, after 2.5 miles, you are UP there
Cherry Crisp at Little Annies. This ranks up there as one of the best things I ever put in my mouth, ever.