September 16, 2009

Taste of Europe in Colorado

A bit of Europe in my own backyard. Vail, Colorado, is not only a world class ski resort, it is also quite a beautiful (and still expensive!) place to play in the warm summer months.

Filled with flowers and a beautiful variety of trees, the village of Vail sparkles in the sun and draws visitors by the thousands to its music festivals, wine tastings, and fine restaurants and shopping. A small mountain stream runs through the middle of town, providing a fine place to stop, sit, and enjoy God's creation.

Of course, skiing is king! And there are many pieces of art celebrating the sport and those who love it.

During the summer, the lift operates for cyclists and visitors, both looking for a wonderfully scenic way to reach the summit. Regardless of your seasonal preference, this little village is a perfect taste of Europe just an hour or so from Denver.

(Photos copyright Mark Taft.)

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