Twin Rivers Condo in Fraser, Colorado

I, Zeb the Duck, and Soapy Smith Duck, went to our condo near Winter Park, Colorado.

We love coming to Twin Rivers

We love coming to Twin Rivers

This is very exciting for us because this is where we joined our human family and became the Colorado Traveling Ducks.   This is the first time Zeb and Soapy have visited in the winter.   This is a big pile of snow in our parking lot.

Brrr

Brrr

We are happy that the parking lot had been plowed.   After unpacking, we headed to the indoor recreation area.

More fun inside

More fun inside

This hot tub is great.

We are ducks and we love water

We are ducks and we love water

Sure feels good after sitting on that snow pile.   After the hot tub we played a few video games and then tried the sauna.

Rather hot in here

Rather hot in here

This was the first sauna for these traveling ducks, and we liked it; but not too long mom.  We could melt.   We wanted to follow the path along the Fraser River.   This is our regular walk when we come here in the summer.   However, looking at this pile of snow, it is not summer now.

Lot of snow here

Lot of snow here.   Cold snow!

As we walked along the river, it was cold and there was snow, but the river was not frozen solid.

Frozen in places

Frozen in places

No ice-skating here today.   We really like to see the river frozen in places and the water flowing freely in other places.

Only partly frozen

Only partly frozen

We think the river looks like a post card.   Steve, Soapy’s dog, is telling us it is time to go home and she is leading the way back to the condo.

We are coming Stevie

We are coming Stevie

Back inside, we warmed in front of the fireplace and enjoyed the view from the windows.   Soon Zeb and Soapy wanted to sit on the railing of the deck.

One of our favorite places

One of our favorite places

This is a favorite place for ducks to sit whenever we are staying at the condo.   Tomorrow our moms are taking us out to another recreational area of Winter Park.   We hope you will come back and see where we go next.   We like Fraser and Winter Park, Colorado and we think you would like it also.

Flooding in Winter Park, Colorado

Zeb and Soapy Smith Duck spent a few days in Winter Park, Colorado.  You might remember that last summer, Zeb, Soapy, and JB Duck and three generations of  humans became a family.

Last year we hiked along the Fraser River.  That is where our picture at the top of this page was taken.  This year was different.  Things had flooded.   Winter Park is a ski and snowboard area.  They had so much snow this winter.  So much fun for skiing, snowboarding and all winter sports.

But, the snow melted and Colorado had a lot of rain.  The road to our condo complex was closed,

Water still fast and high

Water still fast and high

part of it washed out by the flooding.  We came in another way, but there was a lot of water damage.

This is the path we always took along the Fraser River.  You can see part of the path has washed out.

Part of our path is gone

Part of our path is gone

We could not walk on this part of the trail; the flood water was too fast.

We usually walk through here and stay dry

We usually walk through here and stay dry

Here Zeb and Soapy are sitting on sand bags.

Our first sand bags.  Very close to our condo

Our first sand bags. Very close to our condo

Those trees do not belong in the river, just near it.

We did have fun this year; so do visit Winter Park and Fraser.  The water is receding, and all the summer activities will open today or in a few days.  You will have a great vacation there, but do be careful near the water.  It is high and fast now.  Be safe in Winter Park and wherever you go.

Have fun but be careful!

Have fun but be careful!

We will go back this summer and we hope to see you there.