Monday, September 19, 2011

Mom and Dad's Visit, Part One: Aspen

My parents' visit last week started with a three-day trip to Aspen, and it was great to be able to see another area of Colorado that I hadn't been to before. We picked my parents up early from the airport last Friday morning, and headed west on I-70. The main purpose for the weekend getaway was that my dad had booked a fly fishing trip for Cam and himself the following day. We actually stayed in a town called Basalt, which a really cute little town just north of Snowmass and about 20 minutes north of Aspen and it's a really popular spot for fly fishing. Here are some of my favorite photos from our weekend there (warning: there are a lot!):

Yay, parents!
View from the front of the condo
View off the condo balcony--it looked right over the Roaring Fork river!
Downtown Basalt
Best nachos I've ever had at The Brick Pony Pub
Lola wanted in on the action of course
Downtown Aspen
Lots of beautiful old buildings
Cute parents
Mom & I
Of course we had to go see the famous Maroon Bells!

So pretty!

Starting our hike
A few of the aspens were starting to turn, but we were a few weeks early for peak color...oh well
Views from the trail

Beautiful mountains at the end of our hike
The guys before their fishing trip on the Roaring Fork
Fly fishing Cameron
While they were fishing, my mom and I explored the Saturday Market in Aspen

Rooftop lunch
On the way home Sunday, we crossed over the Continental Divide...and of course stopped to take pics!

Me being a photog, per usual
Lola not understanding what's going on, per usual

We drove through Leadville, which is where we went camping earlier this 10,200 feet, it's America's highest elevation's pretty much the opposite of Aspen in terms of the town, but it's a beautiful place!
Ski fence!

Leadville also has a lot of really crazy colorful houses that I find really interesting
We also stopped to have lunch in Breckenridge, I love that town :)
Downtown Breckenridge
This part of Colorado is absolutely gorgeous, and even though my parents have been out here before, it was still a lot of fun for us to share it with them. I've got some more pictures from their visit (yes, we actually took more, crazy I know) and I'll be sharing those soon as well. Until later lovelies! xoxo


  1. Gorgeous photo! What a beautiful place - I've never been to Colorado but now I want to go!

    The first pic is my fav :)

  2. yay!! I'm so happy you posted these pictures!! I'm going to colorado in January and the hubs and I have only been to Keystone, so this time we wanted to go to either Aspen or Breckenridge! so these pictures will deff help us choose!! Thanks girlie! You look like you had a blast!!


Your sweet words make my day! :)


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