Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Colorado--day 4

Mike and I left the cabin at 7:45 a.m. to look at some land for sale. The kids were still sleeping.  Saw some animals on the way.

 Here's the site of our future home on Habitat Dr. in Buena Vista.  $60,000 for over 5 acres. Beautiful mountain views all around.  Mike is completely smitten. 
 After scoping out our land, we made an impromptu childless trip up to Cottonwood Pass, making plans for our new house all the way up the mountain. 
 An unattractive selfie in front of the Continental Divide.
 We went all the way to the end of the road and saw a spectacular view.  We were the only ones there, except for a couple chipmunks and some birds.

 The temperature was 59 when we were at the bottom, and in the 20 minutes it took us to drive up the mountain, it dropped to 35.  The wind chill had to be in the teens.  Mike was wearing sandals, since our original plan was just to go look at the lot.  I had decided at the last minute to take a little jacket.  Glad I did.  It was so cold!!
I went for a hike behind the cabin, crossing the creek and going into the woods to look for bears. I didn't see any, but I had a nice hike on a beautiful day.

Then we went to a free paddleboarding thing at a park.

We're only eating one meal out this week, and tonight was the night.  We went to Eddyline.  Noah and Mike got wood-fired pizza; Sarah got a burger and fries; I got mushroom pesto quinoa and a spinach salad. It was all very good.

There were several pretty paintings of local scenery. They were all for sale but way too expensive. The smallest ones were about $200, and the biggest were over $2000.
The kids climbed the boulder across from Eddyline, and then we went to Sarah's favorite park again.

 We went to a different park for an outdoor concert. Beautiful night for it.
Interesting tree at the park.

Cows in the road on the way home.

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