We saw the aspens!!!!
On Saturday morning, Nick and I hit the road and headed to the mountains to drive the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and enjoy an absolutely gorgeous fall afternoon. Somewhere between Ned and Raymond we stumbled upon this huge aspen grove near the side of the road and stopped the car to explore.
After just a couple of minutes walking down a wide, flat path, we entered the aspen grove - it was absolutely gorgeous. I have been trying (obviously not a concerted effort) for years to get to the mountains to see the aspens, and they did not dissapoint. It is a breathtaking scene - completely surrounded by warm golden asapens, quaking in the cool breeze. I could have spent an entire week up there.
After our little walk, we continued down the road, taking in amazing views of the mountains, including Longs Peak - an infamous 14er (fourteen thousand + feet high mountain). The views continued all the way to Estes....
We finished our trip with stops at the Colorado Cherry Company (for some cherry cider and strawberry rhubarb jam) and Oscar Blues (for a growler of local beer). We topped off our evening with some horrible romantic comedies and popcorn on the couch. A perfect Saturday.