Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hangin' in Aspen

While we were in Glenwood Springs, we headed over to Aspen, which is about 40 miles away. Why go to Aspen when the ski resorts are closed? The street life. The heart of Aspen has a great pedestrian mall full of sidewalk cafes, shops, street musicians and benches to sit on and people watch. Our boys and our friend's daughter loved this sculpture of bear made out of hundreds of nails.

There's even some kid-friendly features like this mountain-themed playground.

And fountains to run through and cool off.

Although, James liked the stream/ditch that ran through the pedestrian mall better.
Plus, there's still some die-hards managing to find what little snow is left on Aspen Mountain to snowboard on. Check out these guys:

While this may not be the most glamorous side of Aspen, to me it's still fun.


EatPlayLove said...

Aspen is one of my favorite mountain towns, hands down. One of my darling friends lives there as well, which makes it even better!

the mama bird diaries said...

I love Aspen. Not cheap but awesome.

Ramblin' Red said...

Heheh I just blogged about my upcoming vacay and how we were going to Glenwood - great minds think alike!

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