August Blogging Challenge: Day 15 – Around My Town

Well, unfortunately, my camera is broken and the camera in my phone is little and dinky.  So rather than a personal, guided tour around Louisville, Colorado, we’re going to take a different approach.

First, check this out:  Louisville is number two on Money Magazine’s list of Best Places To Live. That makes three times in the seven years we’ve lived here. Coincidence? You decide. They used a picture of a favorite downtown hot-spot in their article:  Sweet Cow Ice Cream, the site of my husband’s ice cream eating contest triumph.

Here’s a summertime view from my deck, which faces south:

View south from my house

View south from my house

In Colorado, we put a premium on having lots of undeveloped land for hiking, biking and just, you know, looking at. About a mile or so from my house, there is a large area of open space called Davidson Mesa which is available for these public uses. There’s also a fenced in dog park where you can let your dog off-leash, to great canine delight. Here is a picture of the mesa one winter afternoon (yes, those are the Rocky Mountains):

Davidson Mesa, Dec 2007

Davidson Mesa, Dec 2007

I live 20 minutes from the heart of Boulder at the base of the Flatiron Mountains; forty minutes from the closest ski mountain, Eldora; and about an hour from Rocky Mountain National Park with beautiful hiking trails, several fourteeners (mountains over 14,000 feet) and the country’s highest paved road, Trail Ridge Road, which is closed by snow from September to June.

I am grateful every day to be surrounded by such natural beauty and such great people.

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2 Responses to August Blogging Challenge: Day 15 – Around My Town

  1. OK, I’ve been informed that I made a couple of small errors: (1) Rocky Mountain Nat’l Park contains only one 14er, Longs Peak; and, (2) Trail Ridge Road is only the highest continuous paved road, not the highest paved road. The highest paved road in the country is the Mount Evans Byway, also in Colorado.

  2. Pingback: August Blogging Challenge: Day 26 – 10 Things That Make Me Smile | A Writer's Notepad

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