Saturday, October 16, 2010

Betty's Report from Colorado

Hello from Colorado!

The wedding of Jack and Jill is tomorrow.
In the meantime, we are enjoying our time here with my sister and her family.
Sister Marlene and Brother-in-law Don took us up into the high altitude to see the gorgeous scenery.

We got up to 10,550 feet and found snow! Betty and HOB, who were at sea level the day before, felt the effects of the altitude, especially when my big, bad sister threw a snowball at me while I was sitting peacefully in the car!


Betty would like to officially to thank the aspens for hanging on to some of their leaves this long. I truly do appreciate it! Hope my you heard my applause!!

I'll check back in later! Hope all is well with you and yours!

56 comments:

Theresa Milstein said...

What beautiful pictures. Autumn splendor + snow. Have a wonderful rest of your trip.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

gorgeous Betty-
we're going for a hike today- I can't wait to see what is up in the mountains!

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

makes me wish we'd vacationed there in the Fall!

Joe Cap said...

Ok, you have to tell me what part of Colorado this is...this is one of my retirement area candidates, and I have never been there.
I will have to check this out in person.

Daisy said...

Gorgeous pictures, Betty. I am in no way ready to see any snow just yet, but I love the Aspens. Happy weekend to you, and I hope the wedding goes well. :)

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

So beautiful. I love Colorado. Have fun at the wedding!

Old Kitty said...

Awww bad big sister! LOL!!

These are beautiful shots of Colorado! Wow - how idyllic and perfect just perfect for a Jack and Jill wedding!!

Take care
x

Leah J. Utas said...

Beautiful scenery. Thanks.

KleinsteMotte said...

Truly magnificent photos. Have a wonderful time at the wedding.

Mellisa Rock said...

Thanks for sharing this little bit of lovely scenery - enjoy your visit.

Liz said...

Snow?!? in October?!?! That's even worse than New Hampshire! :)

Baby Sister said...

Beautiful!!

Mamma has spoken said...

wonderful pics! Thanks for sharing!

Tabor said...

You are making me homesick with these beautiful photos.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful! I really have to get there during autumn...
Hope you're having a great time!

Ann said...

It sure is pretty. My daughter is in Colorado, way too far from home :)

Out on the prairie said...

I just got some pics from Durango, CO and the Aspens were marvelous, I had lived in Breckenridge and forgot the beauty, see it only from the air since. You have been in CA to realize that when someone beans you with snow you return fire or rub their face in it. Get Bossy!

Marlene said...

What a great blog!

Madi and Mom said...

BB thank you for taking the time to post these beautiful pictures for all of us to enjoy!!!
Colorado is a beautiful state that I hope to visit one day...especially to ride the Durango and Silverton, Scenic Railraod.
Madi and Mom

Jane said...

Great pictures as always. Enjoy that wedding and take lots of photos!

Jane

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

What gorgeous pictures!! Your sister throwing a snowball at you made me laugh!!!

I'm looking forward to wedding pictures!

Brian said...

Such great pictures!!! Oh, you can keep the snow!

sherri said...

good for you - what a beautiful setting to be in for fall. and to have a wedding in - just gorgeous.

Pat said...

Love those aspens! And snow? Yikes!

Everyone in my family except my husband suffered some aspects of altitude sickness when we traveled through the Rockies!

Hilary said...

It looks beautiful. Thanks for sending it this way. Enjoy the wedding!

Leanne said...

Breathtaking . . . just breathtaking! THanks for sharing Betty! Have a wonderful wedding . . .

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wish we had snow!

Ca88andra said...

What wonderful colors! No wonder my parents loved Colorado.

MIriam in KS said...

Thanks for sharing the aspen pics. I'm glad you got to see them.

What I remember most about aspens from my childhood is how the trees and forest looked as we went down the mountain to Durango every weekend to grocery shop and go to church. Not the color of the fall leaves but the color of the bare trees' trunks and branches in winter.

Funny. It's been 44 years since then, yet it is a memory I love.

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

those pictures are so beautiful. I love the snow, although it never snows here, we have to drive a couple of hours to find snow.

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Joyful said...

Wow! I wish I was there to savour the fantastic scenery but your photos are the next best thing. Thanks for sharing them and have a wonderful time at the wedding.

slommler said...

So beautiful!! Yes high altitude can play havoc with you. Headaches, dizziness and nausea to name a few side effects. But the scenery can't be beat. I live at 7600 feet above sea level here in New Mexico! But I feel the effects when I get above 12,000 feet. Whew!!
Enjoy your visit
Hugs
SueAnn

NENSA MOON said...

I've been watching Colorado in the movie.
Its such a beautiful place indeed!
Thanks for showing us!

happy weekend, BB!!
nensa

Tracy said...

Wow, those are gorgeous photos, Betty. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!

Zuzana said...

Stunning autumn images, showing off the true beauty of the third season. Enjoy the wedding,
xo

Marlene said...

Beautiful pics! Hope you are enjoying your time away, princess!

LittleSilkDress said...

In response: how could you come to Colorado when I am out of town??? ;) Looks like you are having a fabulous time. Glad the aspen leaves hung on for just a little bit longer!

Catherine said...

Snow!! But oh such beautiful scenery you are seeing Betty. Thank you so much for sharing. Looks like you are having a wonderful time.

xo Catherine

Shan said...

Gorgeous scenery. Hope the wedding went well and that the marriage is even better!

Your sister doesn't seem very... ahh... sweet, does she?

;+)

Aging Mommy said...

Betty you do get to see the most beautiful places and capture them so wonderfully for us armchair tourists :-) Enjoy the wedding!

Kazzy said...

Fall in the Rockies. Lovely.

Happy Homemaker said...

Great pictures, Betty! Miss you bunches! Your "boat" stayed afloat without any need of rescue! All grown up!

Susan Fields said...

Gorgeous photos! We always visit Colorado in the winter for skiing, but I'd love to go in a different season as well.

Oh Sew Good said...

What beautiful scenery indeed. Thanks for sharing. :)

Copyboy said...

The pics look like paintings. Hope you have a blast at the wedding. What are the altitude effects aside from being pelted by snowballs?

baygirl32 said...

Love the snow picture!

Hope the wedding was great

Gaston Studio said...

Have only been to Colorado Springs in that great state and it proved to be every bit as beautiful as I imagined it would be. Lucky you Betty!

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

Wow, those colors are amazing. Hope it was all great.
xoRobyn

Lin said...

Oooooh, lovely! Thanks for the postcard, Betty. :) The photos are soooo pretty.

The Empress said...

Oh, snow!! I almost didn't recognize it...

Dawn said...

What Beautiful country!
And snow too:))
Hope you are having a wonderful time!!!

Parsley said...

The fall trees are LOVELY but SNOW???? Nope not ready for that!

blueviolet said...

You got beamed with a snowball? LOL

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Lucky you to be in such a beautiful part of the country in the fall. Enjoy the wedding....

Debi

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

I want to go there.

That is my best Liz Lemon impersonation. My apologies if you're not a 30 Rock fan.

Congratulations to Jack & Jill too!

Patti Lacy said...

Betty!
I've come outta my writing cave to a Rocky Mountain High!

Thank you.
p