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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Full Time RV Travel: Mt Evans Colorado–We Gotta See It!

Curtis and Brenda’s last day before we took them to the airport

also happened to be our favorite sightseeing day. . .

Mount Evans Post Cards

You didn’t think we could be in the State of Colorado

and not make it to see Mount Evans did’ya?

Mt Evans located thirteen miles out of Idaho Springs, CO -

It was a great day. . .

Mount Evans Post Cards

There are 54 fourteeners in the State of Colorado. . .

Mt Evans is the closest one to Denver. . .

Echo Lake as viewed from the gift shop - Mt Evans located thirteen miles out of Idaho Springs, CO -

and beautiful Echo Lake. . .which is considered an alpine lake. . .so pretty.

Mount Evans Post Cards

We were at about 10,000 feet elevation here at the lake. . .

and did not do the final 4,000 feet to the summit. . .but one of the ladies

we talked to at the gift shop, said the wind was blowing

about 45 mph up there. . .fun!

 

I would have love to have gone up there. . .but, alas, the airport beckons. . .

Denver_State Capitol Building

so off we went to Denver. . .

Denver_State Capitol Building - One Mile Above Sea LevelDenver_State Capitol Building - One Mile Above Sea Level

Curtis said that on the Capitol Steps was a placard indicating one mile above sea level

Denver_State Capitol Building - One Mile Above Sea Level

Well. . .I gotta see that!

Denver_State Capitol Building

the State Capitol Building is under construction with this ugly wrapping around the top. . .

Denver Post Card

so I bought me a postcard. . .

Denver_State Capitol Building

and Dave took this shot with this kind of cool effect. . .

not sure how he did that. . .but I wanted you to see it. . .

There’s his brother at the right of the steps. . .

 

We thoroughly enjoyed our week with the fam. . .

 

Now it truly is time to head to the airport. . .

drop off Curtis and Brenda. . .and pick up our oldest grandaughter. . .

It’s her first solo flight. . .so stay tuned. . .

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