We took a trip to a little place up in the mountains; where the beer flows like wine; where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capastrano; I'm talking about a little place called...ASPEN.
I called our friend John Vigler who lives up there and let him know we were coming to visit. We found a cheap hotel in Aspen (which wasn't that cheap) and arrived late Friday night. It was a quick, four hour drive from Boulder. We got to our hotel and I went to meet John and another friend Kyle McKenzie for a drink at a bar downtown. Allison retired early so she didn't join us, but we had a good time.
The next morning, we slept in a little bit so we got a late start. Aspen is famous for skiing, but mainly for the Maroon Bells. This place was amazing, and actually is the most photographed place in Colorado. John Vogler went with us and acted as tour guide for the day - which was awesome. Here are some pics from the Maroon Bells trail:
Maroon Bells with Maroon Lake beneath...
After our trip to the bells, we went fishing with John and Kyle as the guides. We didn't catch a thing, but we had a great time out there with them.
Kyle and John...
On Sunday, we took the scenic route home via Independence Pass. It took us a little longer to get home that way, but the views were great. All the different Aspen tree groves along the way were gorgeous to see.