Saturday, May 31, 2014

Memorial Day trip, part 1

Last weekend was a ton of fun... so much so, that I will have to split my blog posts into parts in order to fit even a portion of the pictures I took with the stuff I want to write about.

So, here goes!  Part 1:

Friday morning, Jay and I headed out pretty early. We took highway 285 into the mountains.  Its a lovely drive.  Some of our favorite "normal" camping spots (quick weekend trips) are found off of 285.

This route took us over Wolf Creek pass and the continental divide.  We had to jump out of the truck to snap a few pictures.
Jay straddles the divide

Our next quick stop along the way to Mesa Verde was at a place called Treasure Falls.  It was surprising to see such a waterfall here in Colorado!
We will have to go back to that area again, because the whole part of the state was really pretty.  We also took a short lunch break in pretty Pagosa Springs, CO.  I have never been there, and its a really cute little town. We stopped at a local brewery for beers and food. And WOW, they were both AMAZING.... :)

After leaving Pagosa Springs, the weather turned a bit... icky. The clouds rolled in and we had some pretty stormy weather for the next few hours.

Luckily, we got to our campsite in Mesa Verde park and it was not raining! Hooray!!! Not to say it didn't rain a ton (and it did) the rest of the weekend.
camp site in Mesa Verde

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