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    Mini-Vacation!

    My wife and I got a long weekend away last week. We've got a 2.75 year old, and time to ourselves is limited. We convinced (it wasn't hard) her folks to come up from Southern CO to watch our daughter for the weekend, and we prepped to head down to Santa Fe for a few days. Last minute, some friends called and asked if we wanted company...and to change the destination. They are moving to Belgium for a couple years, so we couldn't say no.

    So, we ended up in Crested Butte. We really like the town, and had a great time. The highlight was riding the 401 Trail in near perfect weather and trail conditions. The wild flowers were near peak. It's trail is one of the Holy Grails of mountain biking. It's definitely not a difficult ride...other than the amount of climbing and the altitude! The highest point is above 11,000ft...and breathtaking!

    I didn't stop specifically to grab any pics, but did grab some when I stopped. Here are a few. The camera is pretty crappy--I'm out of shape and didn't want to carry any more weight than my 10 year old point and shoot.









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    The fact that this exists in the USA and I don't live near it makes me extremely sad. I want to move.

    Excellent trip. Thanks for sharing.
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    There's a room for you and your family here in Colorado whenever you're ready, Jesse.

    Great photos!
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    My goodness those are stunning photos!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    The fact that this exists in the USA and I don't live near it makes me extremely sad. I want to move.

    Excellent trip. Thanks for sharing.
    Yeah, come on down! The water's, err, um, the air is fine!

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    That's awesome!!! I want to go there and ride looks great!
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    Fantastic! I love Crested Butte and the Rocky Mtns in the summer time

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    I have to admit I gave an adolescent chuckle at the name "Crested Butte". Holy crap that's gorgeous, though! One of these days I'll get out west.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Egads View Post
    Yeah, come on down! The water's, err, um, the air is fine!
    I sense an airplane ticket purchase coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    I sense an airplane ticket purchase coming.
    Where's the [Like] button?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    Where's the [Like] button?
    This really does need a "Like" button...

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    really cool photos!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    I sense an airplane ticket purchase coming.
    Well, let me know if you need a place to stay. I take guitar loaners for the duration of the stay as rent.

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    You guys amaze me. I felt tired riding a bike on a paved trail around the airport. Those "hills" would be the death of me, but it is beautiful.

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