A Jaunt to Vail
Trip Start Jan 09, 2012
100Trip End Jun 04, 2012
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I left for Vail at about nine or so. It's only about twenty or so miles away on a continuous climb. I'm at over seven thousand feet here, but Vail is over eight thousand. The plan was that I would meet my friend, Dennis, at a restaurant and visit over lunch.
I got to the town early enough to drive through it's maze of streets, alleys and dead-ends. No on-street parking here, though. Land is so dear that they don't waste it on such trivial things. I did get a few shots of the snow-capped peaks above town
Dennis called and I gave him directions to the West End Cafe. He was there faster than I had expected, since he has already arrived in town when he called.
It was great to see him after our last visit in 1964. You know, when the Beatles were just getting going? He looks pretty good for a guy a year older than I am.
We talked a bit about what we had been up to over the last half-century. His life was much more interesting than mine...to me anyway. He retired after a long stint with NSA. The secret guy place.
He and his wife then moved to Colorado for several years and then to Arizona. Now they're back in Colorado, about three or four hours from Vail.
We actually had breakfast, again, for lunch. Farmer's Breakfast, or Bauernfrück, as it's called in Berlin
We parted and hope to get together again in the near future.
I picked up some groceries at Safeway and headed home to camp. This place fills up at night. Since there are only six sites, and no campground host, we get a lot of traffic of "lookers." That's normal for here, I reckon.
I'll move on in the AM to Golden Gate State Park Campground, near Boulder. My grand-niece, Naomi, sent me a link to the park. I hope to get there early enough to snag a site for us. Hopefully both she and John, her mate, can both be there.