Another reason to love Colorado! We can go to Aspen for a few hours. No need to buy an airline ticket, reserve a hotel, or even plan ahead. Today I, Zeb the Duck, Soapy Smith Duck and mom spent the afternoon enjoying Aspen.
We could stay longer if we want to, but this was just an afternoon as we were exploring our Colorado Mountains.
The shopping in Aspen is wonderful. This was mom’s first stop.
A couple blocks down the street is Aspen Mountain. After all, Aspen is a first class ski destination. Always be prepared when going to the top of a mountain. As you approach the gondola, you can learn the barometric pressure, summit wind speed, summit temperature, and the time at Aspen Mountain.
Information and knowledge is always good. Near Aspen Mountain we loved this statue of a 10th Mountain Division soldier.
We learned about the 10th Mountain Division in Leadville. A proud American unit.
Many people ride bicycles in Aspen. If you didn’t bring yours, rent bicycles here.
Maybe you will pedal to the famous hotel, The St Regis.
Aspen is very friendly for pedestrian and bicyclists.
Exploring the area required a snack for us. So, we stopped at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. This is one of our favorite places.
Remember to drink plenty of water in the mountains.
Aspen has fountains where children can cool down. Looks like fun!
This restaurant is opening and ready for diners.
Such a nice setting. You know Aspen is a world class ski resort; enjoy this summer view of some ski runs.
Visit Aspen soon. It is breathtaking in any season. You will like Aspen, we do.
Visit http://www.ColoradoTravelingDucks.com/2014/07/18/heritage-museum-and-gallery-in-leadville-colorado/ to learn more about the 10th Mountain Division.