Saturday, October 04, 2008

Day trip to Cripple Creek

We drove to Cripple Creek today to see the golden aspens and we were not at all disappointed. It's always a beautiful drive, but this time of year it is stunning! Here are some pics we took along the way.












22 comments:

puva said...

Whee I'm the first to comment! Anyway...This picture and this picture are really sweet (:

Tiffani said...

WOW!!! Those leaves are amazing! We won't see rich color until LATE October and early November. I love the pic of the kids around the trunks of the trees with the leaves all around....presh!!

Um, okay, did I not confess to you my ridiculous sweet tooth and my affair with a bag of shlouble schlippers (name changed to protect the innocent)??? Now this before my eyes in my already weakened state?? ;)

AH, one of my fave treats EVER--a dipped cone!! And my fave way to top off a great day with family!!! Looks like a wonderful trip!!!

Leah Belle said...

thanks for sharing this! what beauty in that state of yours!

i love the photo of the leaves on the ground among the trunks. i would hang that on my wall!

Holly said...

What a beautiful family you are! And I'm thankful for a beautiful day for you...I prayed for good weather and restored spirits!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Our family cabin is right near Cripple Creek!!!

Teri in CO said...

Absolutely gorgeous! It looks like a great time!

Julie said...

Great pictures, Mer!

The leaves are beginning to change here in the North Georgia Mountains, but I don't think they are going to be as colorful this year. We are still struggling through the drought....

I love this time of year! The Apple Festival cranks up next weekend. After all Ellijay is the apple capitol of Georgia!

It looks like you all had a wonderful time...

Hugs,
Julie

Leigh Ann said...

Gorgeous scenery, beautiful family, and looks like a fun day!

Angie said...

Charlie and I both love, love, love the pictures of the trees. So beautiful. And we totally drooled over the DQ cone.

Judy said...

Oh how I want to see the Aspens in the fall! What road did you take up to Cripple Creek? Gold Camp? Old Stage? My son worked at a camp off Old Stage Road last summer. Bear Trap Ranch. Did you see the sign? I love the mountains!!

Heather said...

WOW- those pictures are gorgeous!!! I can see the scrapbook page, now!

Michele said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! Your pictures are totally breathtaking!!! We went to the mountains this weekend and here in the South the leaves haven't started changing colors y et. I can't wait though!! Fall is my very favorite time of the year!

Kellie said...

Oh! The picture are beautiful!

I love the the fall color!

And HOORAY for chocolate dipped cones!

Gretchen said...

And this is why I miss CO so much. Thanks for the taste of home.

I give your family so much credit, Mer--not a grimace in any of the photos. That must just be an argument that Mom wins. :)

At any rate, I saw several Christmas card possibilities...

Gorgeous.

Ashley said...

Hi! I'm blog hopping today somehow stumbled across your blog ... I love it!! My family typically goes on a vacation to Colorado every year and it's my absolute favorite place on earth. I'm looking forward to reading more ...

PS - You have a cute blog design too! :)

Michelle@Life with Three said...

Wow -- what gorgeous pictures! The color is amazing. Leaves haven't really begun changing here in the South yet, but it won't be much longer!

Jacquie said...

The trees are beautiful!! The trees here in the Ozarks are just now showing signs of turning. Can't wait!

Lisa said...

What beautiful picture. What a gorgeous place you live. I feel like you live in a fairytale!

Lisa said...

What beautiful picture. What a gorgeous place you live. I feel like you live in a fairytale!

Jodi said...

We drove to Cripple Creek a few weeks ago too when the leaves were just starting to turn. It was absolutely gorgeous as are your pictures. My husband said the next week is was bumper to bumper traffic up that way as people were driving that way to see the leaves. Wow!

Jenn said...

We loved the views on our drive to Cripple Creek. Wish we could have seen the yellow leaves falling from the aspens. Great pictures - thanks for sharing.

Angie said...

GORGEOUS! (Or as my girls would say, "GROW-JUS!") We're so lucky to live here. I'm a little bummed that we were in California for the peak of color, but I'm hoping to get out tomorrow and this weekend to catch the tail end of it. I just loooove this time of year!