The Kofford Family relocates to Colorado after 40 years as Californians. In December of 2007, Grandma Lorraine is diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly, she passed away on Dec. 26th, 2008 after a year long courageous battle. Follow our journey as we keep Lorraine's memory alive, and as we learn to appreciate that each day we are given, is a gift to be enjoyed!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robertson

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Last stop...Telluride, Colorado

We drove onto Telluride after our Mesa Verde visit and what a beautiful little mountain town this was! We stayed in Mountain Village, and took the gondola into Telluride which is an old mining town. We enjoyed all the history of this quaint town, and saw the bank Butch Cassidy robbed of $24,000 back in the 1800's. At this high altitude of 9,500 ft. flowers are gorgeous and mountain wildflowers are in abundance!

"Mountain Village" complete with an ice skating rink in the winter, (the empty space in the middle of the picture) rock climbing wall for the kids, trampolines, shopping, restaurants, and no cars necessary. The free gondola system takes visitors to shopping, restaurants, golf, and some of the worlds best skiing!
We had fun making S'More Memories! After a lovely dinner at "Onyx" the restaurant had all the makings for s'mores that the kids could roast over their open fire pits in the village. Once the sun went down, it was cool and brisk so even in Aug. s'mores were perfect!
Riding the gondola into the little town of Telluride. The town is situated right in the valley between the gorgeous San Juan Mountains.
We had a relaxing family road trip and it was wonderful to see so many points of interest in our state. Now we are home and moving forward with the last few weeks of summer...Girl Scout camping, sewing class for Ashlyn, a Green Day Concert for Kyle, job hunting for Tom, and as much fun as we can squeeze in before Aug. 19th and 20th....when school begins once again, and fall will be on the horizon.

Enjoy your last few weeks of summetime!

Sending lots of love from Colorado,
Denise :-)


linda said...

Pictures like this just reinforce my desire to move to Colorado, I can't wait. We're in the process of putting on a new roof right now and getting our house ready to put on the market. Hopefully we'll be in CO by early next summer.

Enjoy these last few weeks of summer'll be fall before we know it!

Stephanie said...

Hi Denise-
Love all the vacation pictures here and on Fbook. Been delightful getting a glimpse into The Kofford's's warm and fuzzy and full of love...I like that!
xo Stephanie

Kim said...

Looks like such a fun vacation! The S'more cooking looked amazing and the gondola as well. Since I'm not a huge fan of cold weather and snow, summer would be a good choice of a time to visit for myself as well!

Enjoy your last few days of summer vaca!


Julie said...

Enjoy these last few weeks of summer'll be fall before we know it!
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Sofia Striffler said...

Hey Denise thanks for your comment. Just took a look at it. I'll call you later. The day bed is fine just being frugal right now. Talk to you soon, thinking of you too! Love Sofia

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Denise, this is just lovely! Thanks for taking us along witn you...


Sheila (who will be on break for the rest of this month... didn't want you to think I had disappeared from the earth!)

glitzen said...

Awesome pictures! Sounds like such cool history in this town, its so interesting. Love the S'more spot, that is a neat idea. Glad you guys had such a fun trip. :)

Laura said...

That does look like a neat little town...glad you had a good time...are the kids back in school yet?