So Good, It’s Golden!

By , September 2, 2010 8:55 am

IMG_3124Our previous week was spent in Golden, Colorado.  We had spent a couple days there during a motorcycle rally two years ago.  We had an excellent time, but we spent most of it either in the Marriott or on the motorcycle up in the mountains.  I don’t think we even made it into town then, so we wanted to give it another chance and spend some time there.  It started out kind of rocky, due to our original lodgings.  We stayed for exactly one night at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.  No pictures, because it wasn’t worth taking pictures of.  Dirt field, construction 20 yards away during the day, neighbors with little “rat dogs” barking every time I went outside, etc.  We pulled out the next day when we called Clear Creek.  Score!  BTW… if you’re looking to get into Clear Creek campground, you have to call them at 7am to get a spot.  No other reservations are available, but they know what opens up during the day from people leaving.

Dasy already posted about Clear Creek, so I won’t dwell on it too much.  It definitely made the trip a whole lot nicer.  Dasy says it’s probably her favorite spot so far. 😉

IMG_3101We spent one afternoon going up to Buffalo Bill Cody’s grave.  It was interesting, but we thought the views and the road up there were the best part.  I went back a few days later to take a couple photographs of the town at night.  Then I went back up again on the Yamaha just because it’s a road that begs for a motorcycle ride. 😉

IMG_3086We also went up to Boulder for the day.  Boulder didn’t really do much for us.  It was okay, but I guess we just didn’t “get” it.  We took an “interesting” bunch of roads on the way back to Golden, where we did manage to see some… elk?  We’re not sure, but we think they’re elk of some kind.  Regardless, it was probably the highlight of the trip to Boulder. Winking smile

We actually spent a fair amount of time at the campground and playing in the creek.  We bought a grill in Loveland and got to try it out a couple of times at the campground.  While it’s certainly not charcoal, it was a worthwhile investment and will see a lot more use!

One of the other things we should mention is the abundance of statues.  Colorado really seems to have a thing for bronze statues.  We noticed them in Loveland, but then ran into bunches more here in Golden.  I don’t know why, but they have a ton of them and most are pretty interesting.

In short, we really liked Golden and were a little sad to see it in the rearview mirror.  But, there’s more places waiting for us!

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One Response to “So Good, It’s Golden!”

  1. Barb says:

    Great pictures! Love all the statues. Love the food shot on the shiny, new grill!

    Safe travels.

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