Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fall In The High Country

Happy Tuesday to you. I hope you had a wonderful weekend(this was supposed to be posted yesterday, but I put the wrong date) and enjoyed some nice weather. Here in northeast Colorado, the colors are beginning to change. As with most of the country, the weather this year has been different than normal and we are seeing this manifest in the lack of trees changing color. Hubby's schedule has been so busy lately, so I told him we needed to get to the mountains before the trees have all changed. So Sunday morning we hit the road with our destination being Grand Lake; we drove through RMNP and were surprised that we didn't see many Aspens that had changed or any Elk. After all, it is Rutting season and normally they would be stopping traffic. We then took Trail Ridge over to Grand Lake and began to see some colors. We had a lovely lunch in a quaint place called the Sagebrush Grill; I loved all the antique farming tools hanging on the walls. This little town is so cute and fun to walk through. In one store, I heard a clerk saying the colors had already peaked. We knew we would have quite a drive home, so didn't stay too long. On our way to Granby, we began to see some of the colors we were what we were looking for. I still long to get back to Maine and New England to really see the intense colors, someday.

We ended up driving over 230 miles and got home before dinner time.  We had recorded the Bronco's game, so watched while we had dinner~Go Broncos.  Yesterday was filled with errands and also meeting a friend for coffee.  Today I have my quilting club and I love it-it keeps me motivated to continue on, even when I'd rather be outside.  This is my busy week-activities every day but Thursday.  Sometimes I wonder why I schedule so much.
Share a smile with someone you don't know today, it may just brighten their day and be what they need.


  1. Noreen, It is looking very fall like there. I know the air is clear and sweet. I love long drives like that. If there's not much traffic. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
    p.s. glad you made your husband stop and enjoy.

  2. So beautiful when the leaves change. We don't see that much here
    Lily & Edward

  3. How beautiful! What a wonderful drive that must have been. Hubby was in Colorado recently on business...made me think of you! A quilting group would be fun! Have a good week!

  4. Oh, how beautiful! Our leaves aren't even thinking about changing yet - it's still in the 90s here.
    You asked if I had updated my iPhone -- do you mean to the new IOS? If so, the answer is yes. It's a little confusing, but I'm getting used to it. A lot of cool changes.

  5. Oh sometimes I miss the mountains in the fall! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Beautiful pics! I so wanted to get up to RMNP this year, but I don't thing we will get to. Still way in the 90's here.


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