Road Trip 2016 - 3The next day, we drove up to Grand Lake, Colorado, which is on the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park. We stopped in a little town called Buena Vista for lunch and ice cream.
There was all this... stuff... floating through the air. Apparently the cottonwood trees. It felt like it was snowing!
A little farther up in Leadville, Colorado, we could see their uniqueness.
Then we started heading into some really interesting terrain. Although... I have to say, we saw a number of strip mines. They were really hard to see. Broke my heart. Just looked awful.
We had stayed at a hotel the past few nights. But in Grand Lake, we got a VRBO house. It was older, but nice. On the edge of town with a great view. It was nice to have room to spread out and relax. We were here for three nights, but I wish we'd taken one more day here.