Friday in Boulder was raining and uninviting for bike riding or walking so we decided to take a drive off into the mountains and enjoy some of the other parts of Colorado.
We headed West, along the Boulder Canyon, with Boulder Creek rushing down the canyon full and lively. The colours of the different trees as they show off their summer freshness against the granite is wonderful to see.
Somewhere out past Nederland, as we headed toward Estes Park on the Peak to Peak route, we pull into a small roadside village and buy a couple of bottles of water.
We look around and think it’s probably a good thing that neither of us feels like using the bathroom.
It’s a great drive through spectacular scenery and was good to do.
We simply don’t have the opportunity, usually, to see these types of landscapes right there in front of us.
Eventually, we get to Estes Park and find a nice riverwalk along the stream with a number of cafes and bars to choose from.