October in Southern Colorado


This morning we woke up to heavy fog and 44 degrees outside.

But, per usual, the fog burned off to reveal a great view of the Spanish Peaks and the Sangre de Cristo mountain range.

IMGP4206Up high the leaves are changing quickly and falling down, but at 7,000 feet it is still cool and beautiful.

IMGP4257In the small town of La Veta, the first Saturday in October is reserved for Octoberfest! The whole town shuts down with Main Street closed to cars, so vendors from everywhere can sell their wares…

IMGP4258   ….to the tune of a German band, the smell of freshly roasted bratwurst…

IMGP4251….and a darn good antique car show!

What’s not to like about that?

IMGP4237Looking forward to another amazing light show tonight, like the sunset we had here a few nights ago.

To learn more about how we ended up here, living in a solar home in the Colorado outback, check out: A Memoir of Retirement: From Suburbia to Solar in Southern Colorado…                     Also, please follow me on Twitter!

3 thoughts on “October in Southern Colorado

  1. Laura,
    Think I may have told you that my late husband and I seriously considered moving to that part of Colorado, but we decided on the Texas Hill Country. I’ve spent so many trips, driving through your country. I love it. Thanks for the opportunity to see more of the sunsets and the festivals and flowers we missed. xoxox, Brenda


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