It Was a Wonderful Trip to Cordillera, CO!

Cordillera, Colorado, travels

The House!

Cordillera, Colorado, travels

The View!

Randy and I decided to head back to Colorado this fall, and since we spent a week in Aspen last year, we decided to try a new place. Cordillera Ranch is near Vail and Beavercreek, but it is a world of its own! We went with “dons”…the guys who came to visit Randy several times while we went through Randy’s double lung transplant. (Don’t know about it? A Saga! Go to page 9 to read it as it happened.) So, three couples hung out in Cordillera, and we had a fabulous time!

Cordillera, Colorado, travels

The gang.

Cordillera, Colorado, travels, Chicos

Me ….in my fabulous Chicos fashion! A perfect outfit for the mountains.

We spent quite a bit of time at the house in Cordillera…it took a bit of time to get used to the altitude…10,000 feet. The air was thin, and all six of us did some heavy breathing! We explored Vail and Beavercreek, both beautiful places, and even enjoyed some time on horseback. Being October, I can tell you there were very few tourists. Many stores and restuarants shut down for the month of October. The scenery was on fire, though, and I think October is a great time to hang out in the mountains.

Cordillera, Colorado, travels

Randy and Rose.

Cordillera, Colorado, travels

3 Dons, Brian, Randy and Murph!

Cordillera, Colorado, travels

The Magnificent Six, left to right: Lolita, Murph, Nancy, Tam, Randy and Brian.

Cordillera, Colorado, travels

My shadow while riding Smoke.

Cordillera, Colorado, travels

Riding in the mountains was amazing!

Whether we were chilling at the house, dining out, horseback riding, or going to the Spa of the Rockies in Glenwood Springs (where Doc Holliday died), we were surrounded by incredible scenery, sunsets, and wildlife. I can highly recommend the mountains in October, when you will basically have it all to yourself.

Cordillera, Colorado, travels

An Aspen grove in our neighborhood.

Cordillera, Colorado, travels

Unreal views.

Cordillera, Colorado, travels


Cordillera, Colorado, travels

bit of a storm!

Cordillera, Colorado, travels

Incredible sunsets from the deck.

Cordillera, Colorado, travels

someday I will see a LIVE moose in the wild!

Cordillera, Colorado, travels

Brian is such a great actor!

Cordillera, Colorado, travels

We were surrounded by a golf course in the mountains, and the Elk enjoyed the greens!

Cordillera, Colorado, travels

Sweet, beautiful Mule Deer!

Cordillera, Colorado, travels

A majestic Mule Deer Buck.

More to come! The beauty of the mountains and the animals is such that I have to share it with you!







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  1. What beautiful country and what a fabulous idea to go in October! Wow, you were surrounded in such lovely scenery and those bucks are gorgeous. So are the horses! Fab trip, Tam. So happy for you and Randy!

  2. Barb Free says:

    What a relaxing and peaceful trip…..good friends and amazing scenery. Enjoy!

  3. Gorgeous photos! Looks like you had a fantastic time, and I want to go there now, too!
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  4. What a fabulous trip that looks like! Randy looks great. I love how you two do it up!

  5. Kris says:

    I love the mountains in autumn. Looks like a beautiful trip. Yes, moose are elusive animals but I know you will encounter one on one of your trips.

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