Western Colorado Trip: #1 Driving and Arriving

by Marsha July. 04, 2011 4178 views

Back from Delta County, Colorado and a wonderful time!! Visited with fellow photobloggers, saw many fantastic sights, had some awesome experiences, and brought back TONS of photos!

Many of you expressed a desire to be there, but couldn't for various reasons so I'll do my best to bring a little bit of the experience to you through a series of images. I plan to post some of my favorite images from each of the eight days of my vacation in eight separate posts.

Hope you enjoy…..and maybe you can join us in Colorado next year!!!

Oh yeah…..and Happy 4th of July to all my U.S. friends!!!

Images seen on Sunday, June 26.

Heading west from Colorado Springs and through the wide-open area of the state called South Park.

Enlarge to see cow in road ;))

The road towards Monarch Pass.

Higher and higher…

Luckily the brakes held so this wasn't needed on the way down ;)))

Further west is Curecanti Reservoir….another hour or so to Delta County.

We've arrived at our destination…..beautiful Crawford State Park in Delta County!

A little wind today and the water's a bit rough.

On the shore those waves combine with sunlight to make the sparkles!

Looks like a sparkly croc, but it's just an old log floating on the water.

Oh…and who is this coming to greet me? If you're not familiar with this pretty girl check out this blog: nellybly [photoblog.com] ….you'll find her photograph in many posts! Hint: Her name is Val :)))

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Gregg Maretka 9 years, 8 months ago

beautiful....and the one shot really looks like a croc...

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Neil Rosenberger 9 years, 9 months ago

Loved the 1st one, great set, so nice to travel with you !! Thanks for sharing !!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Kimber 9 years, 9 months ago

the balloon shot is my favorite! wow!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Thomas Thompson 9 years, 9 months ago

Wow those captures are PERFECT!! well done saves #1 to favs

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 9 years, 9 months ago

Perfect!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Ricardo 9 years, 9 months ago

this is amazing!
way to go!
love the balloons and the scenes! wow!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 9 years, 9 months ago

I love those balloons against that rich blue sky - wonderful!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Lis 9 years, 9 months ago

#1 and 9 to my faves! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful journey with many others.. beautiful captures!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Lynn 9 years, 9 months ago

WOW!!!!!!! Outstanding set...#1 is very cool :))

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Renato Martins 9 years, 9 months ago

Very beautiful set. My favs are #2#3#6 :)

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 9 years, 9 months ago

wow! fantastic set! all pictures are amazing!
i like the ballons, the red car, the reservoir and my friend val :))
favorited pic 1!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sherij 9 years, 9 months ago

Very nice shots!! You got to meet Val!! WA-Whoo!!! Can't wait to see more snaps from your wonderful trip! Maybe another meet up closer to home??? It's early summer?

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sara G 9 years, 9 months ago

Love sparkly #9 and great photo of our Val! Great set Marsha :-))

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Manav 9 years, 9 months ago

wow! its a wonderfully organized set. great captures all.
i will be moving to indiana this fall, looking forward to trips like these around US.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 9 years, 9 months ago

Sorry we missed that lovely drive, but thanks for letting us enjoy it with you! I really like #6 & 9 in this pretty post!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Moira 9 years, 9 months ago

beautiful set , I like the red car one.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jan Erik Bergfjord 9 years, 9 months ago

Incredible set! All shots are perfectly compsed and captured, and they all tell a story.
You are definetly one of the best photographers her on Photoblog. :)
Hope you had a great celebration yesterday.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Pete 9 years, 9 months ago

so many great photos in this set

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Monika 9 years, 9 months ago

i like how you slowly "zoom in" into the details throughout the set.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Nancy 9 years, 9 months ago

Future travel give me a call.......Outstanding post!! Hmm the croc brillant sparkles, ballons Wow, love the red car and Val is absolutely gorgeous!!!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Aparna G Agnihotri 9 years, 9 months ago

Loved the set!
# 9 is a favourite
:)

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Lisa Charbonneau 9 years, 9 months ago

Very nice picture!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Felecia Eby 9 years, 9 months ago

Wonderful set Marsha! I love the vivid colors in 1, the distant mountains in 3 and 4, there are runaway truck ramps all over Montana too. The one I love the most is the diamond sparkles on the water in 9.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jesus 9 years, 9 months ago

Excelente.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 9 years, 9 months ago

That balloon shot is great.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Paul 9 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful images.....

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Gonia 9 years, 9 months ago

hello Marsha! I've read your comment on forum - phb is the place where I met you and your pictures - others people and even when I have no time I watch it just for a moment.happy to see so many interesting place!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 9 years, 9 months ago

Lovely set and commentary. Can't ever get enough. =)

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 9 years, 9 months ago

beautiful shots, Happy 4th to you............

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon 9 years, 9 months ago

Love #3!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Finbarr 9 years, 9 months ago

All fantastic shots !!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mike Meliska 9 years, 9 months ago

Great Set...love the colors in #1.

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 9 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful country! Love the diamond twinkles in the water in #9. Great comment that you made on the "Forum."

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Arie 9 years, 9 months ago

I like that shot of the hot balloons.
But all are nice :-)

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Christa 9 years, 9 months ago

Wow, these are amazing views Marsha, the balloons, the red car, the fantastic landscapes and at the end, Val!!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Art Bee 9 years, 9 months ago

Love that shot of the balloons.....the sparkles in the are so beautiful, like little fairies dancing in the sunlight., When I see the run-a-way truck ramp I get this image in my head of a truck at high speed entering it and half-way up sliding backwards down the road......haha I thought it was funny.... Anyway it's nice to see you photos from your vacation I'll try to keep up with your postings. Must have been exciting to meet Sara and Nancy in person. What a wonderful experience! Nice to see you back Marsha! I'm looking forward to your photos of your vacation!

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mallusatish Reddy 9 years, 9 months ago

Excellent shot,Enjoy every photo you have posted of your trip~!~

9 years, 9 months ago Edited
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