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Thread Description:A small sampling of what we might do in the mountains ;)

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Old 08-25-2015, 09:48 PM
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Well, I haven't been around as much lately--School has started and it's hectic!

I wanted to take a moment to give you (and myself) a small visit to the Rocky Mountains, which we live 45 min. away from

Enjoy!

First, we stop at my favorite coffee shop: Coffee on the Rocks, which looks out at a beautiful lake full of ducklings and fresh mountain air. The cobblestone paths are sprinkled with colourful wildflowers, and there is no sound but that of a breeze in the pines and aspens.









After a breakfast of hot chai tea and an breakfast sandwich on ciabatta, we walk over to the adjacent rock shop, which is surrounded by flowers and beautiful crystals. There is a small garden of petrified wood which has accumulated small microclimates:



Inside, there are dimly-lit geodes and exotic rocks that shimmer when you pass by.










After the stop at the glittering rock shop, we take a short ride deep into the mountains, where we can hike up to some beautiful waterfalls and refreshing spots for a picnic.









As you hike back to your car in the late afternoon, a patch of red berries catches your eye...


I hope this relaxed you a bit during this busy time! Thank you for watching


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Awesome pic's young lady, thank's for sharing with us. I absolutely love black duck's, and think a mature drake, while viewed by many as plain, is the most handsome of all duck's...
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Aww, such beautiful scenery and this is the kind of place where I'd wanna retire. I can just taste the Rocky Mountain air and springs from these pix.

Btw, what kind of rock is that you're holding? From first glance of its color and shape, it looked like a giant Hershey's Kiss.
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Awesome pic's young lady, thank's for sharing with us. I absolutely love black duck's, and think a mature drake, while viewed by many as plain, is the most handsome of all duck's...
Thank you, Randy I'm glad you enjoyed them! I also love ducks, these were just so pretty!
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Aww, such beautiful scenery and this is the kind of place where I'd wanna retire. I can just taste the Rocky Mountain air and springs from these pix.

Btw, what kind of rock is that you're holding? From first glance of its color and shape, it looked like a giant Hershey's Kiss.
Thanks Nick I believe it is some sort of "Peacock Ore" which is actually called Bornite? I'm not sure on this one

It would be a great place to retire
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Beautiful pictures and a wonderful "getaway" break, Star!

Thank you so much for creating this relaxing interlude for us.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and plan to go finish my journey to the Rockies in Dreamland now.
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What beautiful scenery and such a perfect place for a picnic. I bet that water was icy cold and would be just perfect for chilling any drinks you may have with you. This is what we used to do when we would go for a horse ride and picnic day. Tie some string around the neck of the bottle and suspend it in the water just below a small waterfall. Would chill it to perfection.

The pond with the ducks looks so calm and peaceful and the ducks are just so cute. And the rocks are lovely with all the different colours. Love the petrified wood micro-climate garden.
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Wow, I love those pics! Such beautiful scenery. I love rock shops too . Thank you for sharing some beautiful sights that we don't normally get to see. I'm glad you had a great time .
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That's wonderful, there's nothing like a good walk in the midst of nature to have that perfect communion with the best planet earth has to offer us.
Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics!
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What a beautiful place to be....thanks for sharing I'm feeling very relaxed right now

And those ducks......I love them
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