Eric and I left Laura with Grand-ma and aunts today so we could have a day to ourselves. We rented a car early Friday morning and drove up to Georgetown, a little mountain town that used to be one of the early 'Gold Rush' boom towns. We toured the touristy shops and ate lunch downtown then went to ride the Georgetown Loop Railroad. It was pretty cool. we rode the train and also took the mine tour.
After the train ride, we decided to take a drive. We drove up the Evans Scenic By-way (the highest paved road in North America---14,130 ft) The last few miles of the road were closed due to heavy snow but we made it almost to the top. We stopped at Evans lake (which was still frozen over). The wind was incredible...At a couple of the pull-offs we stopped and literally had a hard time standing up because the wind was so strong. The views were pretty amazing though.
After we drove back down the mountain we came back into Denver and ate dinner and then met the rest of the family over at Jim and Sue's and then came back home and went to bed! Laura didn't seem like she missed us too much...I think she was pretty spoiled all day :)
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