80205. My zip code for the time being. What can I say?! The mountains were calling me. Anywho, time for you to gawk. :D
|Glenwood Hot Springs Pool! :D|
|The source of the hot water in the pools. 122 degrees fahrenheit!|
|The hotter of the two pools. 104 degrees fahrenheit!|
|The cooler of the two pools. 90 degrees fahrenheit!|
|The old train station! Officially opened in 1904.|
A pool that feels like a hot tub. OHMYGOD. If 104 degrees is too hot for ya, you can take a dip in the 90-degree pool. Or you can do what I did; hop from one to the other every 20 minutes or so. That's the way to do it! Having TOO MUCH FUN is inevitable. The pool is a magical free-for-all. Children can float around on their bright & colorful inner-tube or giant alligator without disturbing other swimmers. You can even walk into the pool area with a big honkin' pizza! No restrictions whatsoever (except no running: safety first!). Of course I was the odd man out with a shiny can of tuna in my hand. "One man's trash is another man's treasure". If I close my eyes, a can of tuna is just as tasty as a slice of pizza! :)
Susie (my darling aunt) & I stuck around the therapeutic pool for nearly 8 hours. Can you believe it?! I barely dodged gettin' crispy like bacon. It's easy to forget how much stronger the sun is here. Sunscreen has to be reapplied more often than you think, especially if you're a pale redhead!
After spending the entire day at the pool, we arrived back at our motel & slept the night away. We were pleasantly exhausted. It was absolutely faaabulous! On our way out Sunday morning, I managed to get a souvenir: a stainless steel "Glenwood Springs, CO" coffee mug! It'll work great for hot soup in the winter!
Tonight, the two of us are off on another adventure. A major roadtrip! Our itinerary looks a little something like this.
Friday: Grand Junction, CO
Saturday: Cedar City, UT
Sunday: Mammoth Lakes, CA -Yosemite Natl. Park
Monday: Fresno, CA- Kings Canyon Natl. Park
Tuesday: Visalia, CA
Wednesday & Thursday: Los Angeles, CA
Friday: Las Vegas- Hoover Dam
Saturday: Glenwood Springs, CO
Sunday: back to the mile-high city
I've got 10 cans of sardines, 2 packs of hot dogs, the noodler for zucchini pasta, cucumbers, spinach, lemons, salt, pepper, 6 cans of tuna, & all my vitamins! That's how an SCDer prepares for a roadtrip. I think I'm ready! The computer is coming with me so I'll definitely post pictures as I go along. I better go fill the cooler before I leave without my precious cargo aka my food! ;) Catch ya on the other side!