Day Three of Vacation


Fort Collins

Friday morning, cool temperatures in Fort Collins were a welcome relief from the heat and humidity of Florida. We walked their dog, sipped coffee and read the newspaper while our friends were at the hospital.  Things went well.

Because Yellowstone was closed due to heavy rains and flooding, Betsy and I spent several hours cancelling and re-booking, hotel , dinner reservation and excursions a year in the making, and found accommodations in Jackson Hole and the Grand Tetons. The original plan was to drive to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, an eight hour trip. Spend one night. Then Grand Teton Hotel (one hour away) for one night, and three nights inside Yellowstone.

We worked side by side with two computer and two cell phones, hoping Yellowstone would open on Wednesday.

It was exhausting and . . . time to go shopping.

Money Magazine, named Fort Collins the “Best Place to Live” in the western United States among small cities in 2006. Old Town is its main core where the city’s history began. The Fort Collins Museum, which was created as the Pioneer Museum in 1941, retains the first settler’s hut and two other historic structures in its courtyard. The Avery House and a section of the old city center are on the National Register of Historic Places.

It is a beautiful college town with flowers everywhere.

Families sauntered about, their children splashed in street ponds and the dogs were well behaved.

. . . just saying

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7 thoughts on “Day Three of Vacation

  1. I went to college in Laramie, Wyoming. Ft. Collins was just an hour away and it was our favorite place to go as once we were 18 we could legally drink there whereas in Wyoming we had to be 21. It was a lovely town even beside that.


  2. Wow, Claudia, love these pictures! My older sister lived in Ft. Collins for a while, but that was 50+ years ago…and I never had a chance to visit her there.

    When I saw the picture of the cigarette vending machine, it brought back memories…so glad they’ve put limits on how easily kids can buy cigarettes now.

    Thanks for sharing your journey; your persistence and determination to overcome the floods is inspiring! Stay safe! Chris V.

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