Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Winter Park, CO et al

Lynn and Jamie headed blindly to Winter Park, CO for a little getaway. Not entirely blindly, but all we had booked ahead was a place to stay, Hi Country Haus (through AirBnB). One story as an opener... As we were standing at the Winter Park Resort reading a map, I noticed that the west portal to the Moffat Tunnel (railroad) was right here! And lo and behold if a train didn't go through while I was standing maybe a couple hundred feet from the portal. The trip was July 28th through August 1st. All Jamie's photos (479 of them).

Here's a chronological rundown in photos of what we enjoyed on our journey. Jamie's gallery of photos is in chronological order, too.

Union American Bistro in Castle Rock (on the way).
Try their Coconut Fried Chicken with Jerk Mayo.

Moon Frog Coffee Shop in Winter Park, CO


It was hard to pick just one photo from this great day,
so I picked a silly one. We rode the gondola up and down
three times, enjoying hikes and drinks and people watching
at top and bottom. P.S, you can see Moffatt Tunnel
from the gondola. Winter Park Resort.


Moffat Tunnel

In Goody's Creperie. Strawberry Crepes with ice cream!


Deno's Mountain Bistro. Doesn't look at all like this
from the outside. Great meal.


Alpenglow Massage. Ahhhhh.


Moffat Road Railroad Museum in Granby, CO.
We also hit the Fabric Nook and Brickhouse 40 (restaurant).


Grand Lake, CO turned out to be quite the discovery.
From Grand Lake Lodge (pictured) to the Kauffman House
to Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre (we saw 2 shows!).


A hike around the area where we stayed in Winter Park,
Hi Country Haus.

On the way home, we had breakfast in Idaho Springs
at the Main Street Restaurant and we stopped at
Chatfield Farms Botanical Gardens just off the 470.

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