|I'd forgotten how wonderful the forest smells....|
We drove south on rt. 67 and turned off onto 105 through beautiful horse and cattle ranches. We were looking for Dakan Road, knowing that it had just opened for the year on May 1. As we began to climb on the dirt road we saw some beautiful wildflowers here and there.
We stopped for lunch beside a huge overhanging boulder that is a popular camping spot. We were at almost 9000 feet and the cool breeze was just perfect.
We explored the boulder strewn area awhile before getting our cooler and settling down for lunch.
We watched birds enjoying a water filled pothole in one boulder.
|it was a little breeze up there!|
|Lew watches Dave climb up with our lunch|
We whiled away most of the afternoon there so, instead of making it a loop drive, we just went back home the same way we'd come. I never mind that, things always look different from the other direction!
|Lew enjoys a little rub down before getting back in the Jeep.|
On Mother's Day we had second cup at Jesse and Erin's house. Lewis went along for the first time because we had plans for the entire day, followed by dinner, and we didn't want to leave him alone for that long.
He loves Jesse and Erin madly and really enjoyed the freedom of a house and a new toy box filled with different things. He gets along respectfully with their sweet dog, Tanner, but isn't really interested in interacting with anyone other than Jess.
|keeping the proper distance apart while waiting for a hand out!|
|Lewis found several balls in Tanner's toy bucket! O Joy!|
|a door jam hug is always nice|
|as is a door way ambush!|
After making sure the dogs could co-exist, alone the four of us headed over to the newly opened Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art. I did not take my camera inside so I have only a few shots from my phone. I was too interested in looking.
The museum houses a fantastic Vance Kirkland retrospective - over 1000 pieces of Colorado's most distinguished modern painter are housed in this brand new space. Also included are examples of every major design period from Arts and Crafts to Post Modern all displayed in salon style. The last section of this museum showcases the art work of over 700 Colorado artists between 1880 and the l990s. Not your ordinary art gallery!
After we'd seen all we could see, Erin prepared a delicious dinner and we ate and enjoyed and talked about our day. I can't think of a better way to spend Mother's Day....thanks Jesse and Erin, you make me very happy.