Colorado & Mesa Verde - September/October 2022

September/October visit with Matthew in Colorado. Highlight: 1,000.4 mile trip to Mesa Verde, with stops along the way.
Denver International airport -- looking south
Downtown Denver as we circle to land from the West.
Out for a night ride in Matthew's Porsche Boxter from the airport
Matthew & Michael cooking together
Matthew's 'start of the trip breakfast' for us - portobello with green pepper, onion, and an egg on top
Leadville Visitor Center - one of the first stops on our day long drive to Mesa Verde
Restored Leadville mansion
We got hungry by the time we reached Gunnison!
High Alpine Brewery -- shot from the second story dining area
Waiting for lunch
Lunch stop at High Alpine Brewery in Gunnnison
Water in most reservoirs was extremely low
Scenic route - who needs guard rails!
Beautiful aspens mingled among the hillside pines
They call it Red Mountain for a reason
Hillside panorama
Matthew in front of Red Mountain
Moose sighting
Beautiful bull moose
Despite us pulling over to watch, he didn't seem too shy about people