Tuesday, September 7, 2010

No laboring around here

What a difference a day makes.  Sunday was totally crowded here in Grand Lake, with people and cars everywhere.   Monday, not so much…and that was nice for us.

Putting the canoe in the water seemed like a good idea, until we drove down to the lake saw the whitecaps, then got out of the car and felt the blast of the 49 degree air, made worse by 25+ m.p.h. sustained wind gusts.  Wimps are us.  The canoe stayed dry.

But we did enjoy a brisk walk around a small park at the west end of the lake, where we spied this wooden arch bridge over a cove off to the west…

wooden arch bridge

…and so we had to go drive over it.  And see how everything looked from bridge back east.  Not a shabby sight:

E view from arch bridge

We piddled around town, rather than paddled around the lake.  That lake will still be here for another visit.  We then drove up to Grand Lake Lodge for lunch.  It was closed for over three years, and is now back open on a limited basis for food and drinks.  Well, the ‘food’ is only appetizers, so we learned.  And a bit pricey for what we got.  But we did enjoy a guitarist and the fire pit, so that was a bit of compensation.  Maybe.  Definitely enjoyed this view:

Grand Lake, Lake Grandby

And Dick had to check out the old cars parked outside:

Dick admiring old cars

All in all, we had a lazy day.  That sometimes a good thing to have.

So today the Griswolds are heading to Dillon and poke around there.  Life is good!


Carrie and Laton said...

So sorry about the mechanical problems. Thank you for your nice comment on my blog. I got a different picture and in my attempt to replace the picture I ended up deleting my whole post so had to recreate it. I love your pictures. We should be following along in your footsteps in a couple of weeks.

And Miles To Go... said...

Love that rig in the last photo. Have a wonderful day and hope your moho is fixed really soon.

Haley D. said...

Sorry to hear there wasn't "real" food at the Lodge, but the rest of the day looks perfect!

Sarge Charlie said...

I saw your comment on lala, she is so self centered and immature.

Barb said...

I love antique cars. So much more interesting than the ones they build now, which will probably never last long enough to become antiques.

Enjoy your Plan B week!

Barb said...

Big hugs :]

Anonymous said...

Hope the rest of your visit gets better (and quicker) from here... At least you have pretty scenery!

Sandee said...

You must have been starved by the time dinner rolled around. Appetizers just don't quite do it when you're hungry. I would have loved to poke around this area with you though. Water and boats are our cup of tea.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. :)

Zane D. Clark said...

25 mph winds? good for you for staying off the water

hope the repairs are going well.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

keep having fun, we will all be here!

smiles, bee
xo x oxoxoxoxox