Zeb the duck here again. Thursday mom and I went to Georgetown and then up Guanella Pass. Georgetown is on I-70 west of Denver. Like many mountain towns, they have festivals during the year, so maybe we will visit again.
Remember I told you yesterday that the aspen leaves are turning red and then gold for autumn. And, I thought we might go for another leaf peeking drive. We did. I love it. Summer was perfect, but the autumn is beautiful in a different way. Guess I like the changing of seasons. This is my first year, so I am just guessing.
First stop was the Georgetown Visitor’s Center.
This place has everything. Lots of information for tourists, but also a museum. There is a big gift store. And, the television monitors had real time traffic toward the tunnel. This is very important, especially with winter approaching and driving in the mountains. There has already been snow on these roads this year.
We drove through town towards Guanella Pass.
This is another place with many aspen and the gold on the mountain with green pine trees is fabulous against the bright blue Colorado sky.
These are some of the gorgeous golden aspen leaves. The water is part of a hydroelectric plant.
The creek is always refreshing and after the recent heavy rain, the rivers
and creeks are full and running fast.
We returned to Georgetown and visited the Art Gallery. Very nice.
All the art is created by Colorado artists. Many talented people live in Colorado. The Happy Cooker is a nice place for lunch.
There is outside and inside seating. They serve breakfast and lunch all day. We love the sandwiches.
My favorite stop was Georgetown Valley Candy Company. They have been here many years.
We had black cherry ice cream. Yum!! Their fudge is also wonderful. Next a little shopping at the Santa Fe Trail shop.
They are celebrating 53 years in business and most items are on sale—50% off. Hurry!!!
Leaving town we stopped at the First Presbyterian Church.
This church was built in 1874. Colorado wasn’t even a state until 1876. That is old! They have added to the building
and have church services every Sunday.
Next we saw a park. The playground equipment was great.
Makes me wish I were human. This was paid for by the Colorado Lottery. So, buy some tickets! The ground here looks like street pavement, but is feels like foam. Very nice and probably very safe. A great fountain
and a crazy bench. This bench is made from a tree trunk. I love it.
Come to Georgetown. It took us less than an hour to get here and I know you will love it too. I’m coming back!