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Road Trip: Steamboat Springs, Colorado

The final day of our road trip consisted of an easy four hour drive from Steamboat Springs to Evergreen. Once again we took the scenic route, choosing route-40 which wound through lovely groves of aspen in all their autumn glory.

When we started out on this trip, we had no idea that we would get to experience the height of autumn color, so we consider ourselves truly blessed. It also makes me very grateful that we have such wonderful national parks to preserve these areas of natural beauty for generations past, present, and future. And I'm most thankful that I was able to share this with Mom, who was seeing so many of these places for the first time in her life.


larramiefg said…
The last picture resembles pure gold. Fall is beyond beautiful!
Anonymous said…
You've caught them bang on time for color, Suzanne, and this year you'll catch them for me - thank you!! How lovely for both you and your mother. One of my ambitions is to go leaf peeping in Vermont/New England in the autumn..I have it pencilled in for next year as this year I won't be able to, more is the pity. Lovely pics, well done.
marlea said…
I just wanna say that these pictures are wonderfull...

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