When we were in Snowmass, we took a drive to find something interesting to see. And by that I mean not so far Addy would throw a fit in the car, not so far a walk that we couldn’t get there with two kids, not too cold, but give the girls something to do, all at the same time. I’m easy to please, right?
We took a winding road up the mountain side toward a little ghost town called Ashcroft. It was a ways up (about 10 miles out of Aspen), but a gorgeous drive. The trees had just started to change colors so the hills glowed with the yellow aspen.
It really was a perfect place to take them- I was very hesitant to take Piper somewhere she would wear herself out too much (she was still only working on about 70% of her normal after her tonsillectomy, and she needed to go back to school on Monday!), so the little walk for them and the pretty drive for us was a win-win.