I have to start off with a very belated "Happy Birthday" to my favorite honey.
Bill and I spent the last couple of days checking out 'new and improved' travel routes. One we heard about and tried Sunday, didn't pan out so well, but later we got a call from a neighbor saying she had heard that CO SH 119 was officially opened to the public. That is one that goes between Nederland and Boulder, down the Boulder Creek Canyon. Today we went that direction and found it to be a beautiful drive - and it will shorten our drive time "to town" by about half. We actually made it from the Lodge to the intersection of highways 34 and 287 in Loveland, in one hour and 42 minutes (a one hour drive before flood); a three hour drive post flood, using the Golden/SH 6 route; and a two and half hour drive post flood using the Golden Gate Canyon (SH46) route. So, each route opening has been an improvement for us!
We took some pictures along the way for your enjoyment - because Colorado is such a contrast of seasons - and the drive might be a little longer, but it couldn't be much prettier!!!
Tomorrow, the horses get the exercise!