Wednesday, 1 September 2010

The Wrong Road, Glenwood Springs and Ghostly Golfers....

Now I feel silly.

A few posts ago I mentioned I had been riding on I-70 and I thought this was the Million Dollar Highway, but silly me, it isn’t! Okay, I am a foreigner in a land full of roads, so if I get the occasional one wrong, then that’s ok!

Anyway, I did ride on I-70 that runs east-west through Colorado. I only did a short section either side of Glenwood Springs and considering it is an Interstate, I liked this one. I had read somewhere during my route planning that this section was impressive, so I rode it. I even un-necessarily rode passed Glenwood Springs just to see what it was like, turned around and came back again. I took a few shots of this road with my point and shoot camera as I rode along, so the pictures are not good, plus it was cloudy....




























































































Arriving in Glenwood Springs, I found the Chamber of Commerce and asked about where to stay – I was directed to the Glenwood Hot Springs Resort, which has the spring and hot pools as part of its complex. The hot springs has quite a history with people using it as a pool since 1880 and even before that by the Ute Indians....




















I went and sampled it’s delights , which were, well delightful. The main “rejuvenating pool” is maintained at 104F / 40C and smells of sulphur. I am really sceptical about alternative medicines and the same goes for things like hot springs, but I have to say, I did feel better after being in their a while. My back has been playing up for the past few days and I am sure the water did it some good.

Walking around the city of Glenwood I saw this dog sitting in the entrance to a shoe shop. He looked splendid as if he was guarding the doorway. I do like Labradors and this one was no exception. They just look so happy as you walk up to them to give them a stroke. Look carefully at the picture and see the door-stops to the shop....


























I went to see a chiropractor to see if the pain in my back could be made to go away. I felt a bit pummelled after the session, but I think it did some good. I asked the chiropractor, Anna, if she thought the hot pools actually did any good medically and she was convinced they do. She used them a lot when she first moved to Glenwood Springs. Anna had a her dog with her at work, something I think is a great idea. Anna likes blue-grass music and goes to concerts often and she enjoys singing. After being told that her dog, Kayla, joins in with the singing, I had to get the two of them to show me. Luckily I had my camera with me.... here are the two of them singing....


























I saw this .... I wonder if you can tell what it is....

















This is a bigger picture....




















That is some rust!

I went for a walk after dark and took my camera. Here are the springs at night. I was quite pleased with this picture....


















Next door to the springs is a mini-golf place that is illuminated and open at night. I took this picture of some ghostly golfers....


















Glenwood Springs seems like a fun town with lots to do locally. I imagine one could easily spend a week here and keep busy every day.

7 comments:

motoroz said...

Hope your back is feeling better. Glenwood is a neat town.

Geoff James said...

Like you Gary, I've always been a bit sceptical about alternative medicines and therapies. However, a few years ago, a chiropractor fixed my back when my regular physiotherapist couldn't. Then a few weeks ago when we were holidaying in Samoa, I had a reflexology massage on hands and feet and the problem I've had for several years with a thumb tendon has completely disappeared!

Fantastic photos on your latest post!

BTW - you'll note that I've got round to changing my avatar after your recent dig about me with a collar and tie on :-)

Eve said...

Well Gary...most of us would never have known if you hadn't said anything about the wrong road!! Love the ghostly golfers!! I thought that rusty truck was a hole in a dam somewhere!!! hahahahaha!!! I thought...Gary is going to save the whole town!!! hahahaha!!
Hope your back feels better...now listen we all make mistakes....I am one of the biggest mistake makers...but until I saw the red shoes holding open the door to the SHOE shop, I was confused by what you had written. But not being from England, I thought maybe a "show shop" was something you had over there!! hahahaha...I'm not laughing at you Gary...I'm laughing with you!! Now fix that will ya!!! hahaha....sorry it's getting late!

Gary France said...

Oz – It is slowly betting batter, thanks.

Geoff – That’s a better picture of you! LOL. I normally steer clear of such remedies, but when I hear stories like yours with your thumb, clearly some of them do work.

Eve – No, we don’t have show shops! My mistake and I have changed it to read shoe shop! You see, the W is next to the E on a keyboard..... Funnily enough I saw that rusty truck again a few hours later, plus a construction guy I spoke to at the post office in Glenwood waved at me as he drove passed me the next day in Aspen. Small world!

Gary France said...

Oz - ooops. It is early in the morning. That should have said it is getting better....

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I like that shoe shop overall very nice blog I like all the pics

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can I buy shoes online from that shoe shop?