http://www.outandaboutcolorado.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/LOGO-for-website-300x144.jpg 0 0 Mary Archer http://www.outandaboutcolorado.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/LOGO-for-website-300x144.jpg Mary Archer2019-10-02 21:01:432019-10-02 21:01:43Fall is here! Autumn leaves, Tiny Town, Turkeys and Turkey Creek Canyon...
Well we learned at least one thing today . When we came across some wild turkeys D described how they turn blue in mating season!
Gorgeous day in the mountains!! The pace of the day and temps were perfect.
We all met at the office for coffee, fruit and pastries. We needed to fuel up for our morning walk (which would include a small horse). After chatting and munching and discussing the upcoming Halloween season, we loaded up in the van.
Our drive up Turkey Creek Canyon was breathtaking today. We took a little detour and drove past Tiny Towns Railroad, the original pass before Highway 285 ( Lindbergh Road ), a steep and skinny dirt road and did some exploring. We enjoyed some early signs of aspens turning, and we thoroughly soaked up the scenery.
We dropped by my home and were immediately greeted by the horses when we pulled up, got out, stretched, and said hello. I introduced everyone and put a bridle with a lead rope on our smallest horse, named “Little Bit”. E and J both took turns walking him, as we strolled in the beautiful sunlight and chatted about the surroundings for a good bit of time. There was also a puppy involved, named “Goose” and he greeted everyone once we arrived back at the house. It was a wonderful walk and we all enjoyed it.
From there we drove to Brooks Place Tavern in Conifer. They had a wonderful menu, and the service was excellent. Some of us could see the mountains from where we were sitting, and they stayed in our conversation off and on. Lunch was delicious and everyone cleaned their plate, except Jerry, he left his pickle on a pristine and perfectly clean porcelain plate.
There was a baby in the restaurant and J remarked “how cute and compliant they are when they’re young! They grow up and get opinionated! “. D talked about how much he loves hatch green chili, and Jennifer described how far a bushel of them can go after roasting. I could almost smell them! We also talked about bobbing for apples, making caramel apples, and the differences between trick-or-treating today and “back then“.
It was fun to discuss Halloween costumes, about favorite drinks, and how some states (i.e. Oklahoma ) were dry states- we talked about prohibition and how things have changed in our laws over the years. Lunch was thoroughly enjoyable, and then we headed back down the curvy canyon into the city.
This morning in the car with J, he and I played “name that show” while listening to theme songs from well-known shows back in the day. Get Smart, Lassie, Bewitched, I dream of Jeannie, Twilight Zone, just to name a few.