Independence-Aspen Camping Work Week

This was taken at sunrise in Denver from my balcony before heading out to Aspen on a Wednesday morning.  I am very eager to get on the road, so I was the early bird today.

Mountains to my right and Capitol to my left

Going through Leadville we found a great lil pizza hut called High Mountain Pies with a nice backyard full of picnic tables for the al fresco dining option looking out over the snow covered mountains.We couldn’t pass up the only brewery in town!  Plus breweries have been “our thing” since our RV times.  It seems we always are excited about trying the same beer option…but we make one get the other, so we can try two different varieties. One evening we had a special crepe dinner at this amazing little French bistro. We were both surprised at what was revealed at the bottom of these stairs.  It was the perfect setting for a romantic and charming dining experience.  We shared something cheesy and savory to start, then the sweet crepe with Nutella option.  I even had the opportunity to practice what little French I remember on le propriétaire du restaurant.   20160622_18443820160622_18444920160622_184522Here we are at the John Denver Sanctuary exploring the gardens after our beautiful picnic that looked out over the river.20160623_153039

Campground moments

We went to the Aspen Museum for macarons and beer just around happy hour before heading back to the campground, calling it a day in town.