No traffic!

I think we’ve figured it out. If we leave the mountains at 6pm, we’ll miss the traffic! We made it home in just under 2 1/2 hours which is as fast as you can go, and that was with rain over Independence Pass and Leadville. We cleaned up and unpacked a little and then hit the sack.

Yesterday we all went up to the top of Aspen Mountain. They had bungee jumping, a rock climbing wall, an obstacle course and more for the kids to play on. There were lots of people enjoying the sun and a bluegrass band up there. Billie and Greg said they wanted to take us to lunch and I thought we were going to the buffet in the ski lodge but no, we walked around the corner into the exclusive Aspen Club of which Greg was a founding member about 15 years ago. He paid or “donated” a pretty penny but apparently now it costs 5 times that to get in. Without going into the price, let’s just say you could buy a house for the fee. Anyhow the brunch was maybe the best I’ve ever had, and I’ve eaten in some nice places. They had king crab, oysters, lamb, muscles, pancakes, prime rib, snow crab claws, an array of desserts you couldn’t imagine, and much much more. After this we took the gondola down and then drove down valley as they wanted to show us this old railroad train care by Woody Creek, sitting on a few hundred feet of track, that friends of there’s (who we’ve met several times over the past year) wanted to get rid of. Greg thought it would be a great place for us to turn into a condo or something,  but it needed some work.

We then made it back to the house after taking a drive through the backroads to see some of the other parts of Aspen. It only took about 15 minutes to load up the car, say our thank you’s and goodbyes, and then we were off for home. So, from now on, instead of rushing out in the morning, we’ll wait until the end of the day.

Today we slept in until around 7 so we need to get moving. Lots to do this week and next, and the next and then the kids re in school. It’ll be snowing before you know it, hope all’s well, God Bless.

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