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Pitkin County

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11 travelers at this place:

  • Day1

    Aspen

    December 23, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ -9 °C

    So excited to be spending Christmas in Aspen!
    A white christmas is the best!
    Good flight with Qantas and the food was pretty good. I think I had the best dinner I have ever had on a plane plus the snacks kept on coming.

    As per usual I was up all night packing - I seriously have to stop that!

    We had an express pass at LA airport plus wheelchair assistance meaning we go to the front of the queue and we only just made our flight to Aspen in the two hours we had. And that was only because I made an executive decision to abandon the wheelchair and have mum and I make a dash for the gate. They had taken us to the wrong terminal as it had some stairs and there was no way we would have made it getting a shuttle to another terminal. Then they started saying can we go on another flight! And I am like no we have to catch this flight! Zero service and care factor.

    What a rush. But first I had to deal with airport staff telling me we couldn't leave them and the wheelchair. So that was easy when I said we are going! As we dashed off I heard them saying we will never make it!

    Thanks for nothing LAX. No wonder everybody hates going to that airport!

    Anyway we make it onto a bus which takes us to this weird 'gate' which is a shack in the middle of the tarmac.

    Anyway we make it to Aspen.

    No way we and our masses of luggage are going to make it on the free Aspen shuttle so taxi it is. I dash out and secure one telling him I have a mother in a wheelchair plus luggage. So I run back and get the luggage and run out and the driver is about to put someone elses luggage in the taxi! I stand there thinking he must be taking two fares but I get no acknowledgment so I ask.

    Well he says he is taking these other people. I am so flabbergasted. I say to him I just reserved the taxi and was getting the luggage and my wheelchair mother and he says well thats just what we do here.

    Is he kidding! Who does that to someone in a wheelchair I say to him. Anyway as I continue to be flabbergasted the Australian family who were going to take the cab tell me I can have it which was very decent of them.

    Anyway no tip for Mr Mean Taxi Driver.

    Our airbnb is lovely. Wood burning fireplace, very cosy bedrooms and beds, a killer massaging shower and a mid century decor. Love.
    Oh plus a lovely snow covered tree view with abit of the gondola.

    Mum sets herself up on the couch to rest in front of the fire which an australian neighbour lit for us while I go out to explore.

    Aspen is so lovely. A very pretty town. Originally a silver mining town.

    The shops are crazy expensive so strictly browsing only. The people watching is fantastic. Its so nice just wandering. But the lack of sleep starts to hit late afternoon so I do a grocery shop and head home.

    Early night as we are exhausted
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  • Day3

    Hotel Jerome

    December 25, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

    So lovely having a hot chocolate in front of the fireplace in this hotel.
    Met a mexican family who so admired my christmas beanie that they wanted me in their family photos!

  • Day170

    Pause am Bach

    June 8, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Wir haben uns heute von 14.000 Fuß auf 5000 Fuß runter gearbeitet innerhalb von 1 1/2 Stunden, d.h. von 5 °C auf circa 38 °C. Im Augenblick sind wir sozusagen abgekocht uns gut durch.

    Schau dir das einmal an: Osgood Campground
    Geteilt über die #StreetView App

    https://www.google.com/maps/@39.2000824,-107.2324173,0a,75y/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sAF1QipORj2pgoGuaf_Am-mljYM3pT8vf1Xuq1oAzT_kz!2e10
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  • Day19

    Schmerzgrenze sagt Bernd

    July 13, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    Nach unserem Start sind wir wieder mal schöne Bergetappen gefahren.Franz hat wohlweißlich einige schwierige Stücke ausgelassen.Im nachhinein sage ich : das war seine beste Idee. Über die besgte Strecke brauche ich nicht mehr was schreiben, es ist alles gesagt.Ich kann von meiner Seite nur sagen , es war die schwerste Passage die ich je gefahren bin und wage zu behaupten in meinem Leben sollte sich das auch nicht steigern. Mehr geht bei mir und meiner GS nicht. Heute werden wir unseren Reifenhändler besuchen und eventuel einige Reperaturen durchführen. Meine beiden Spritzschutze haben sich verabschiedet und der Motorschutz liegt jetzt in meinem Gepäck .Details erzähle ich ,wenn wir wieder zu Hause sind. Es sei noch zu erwähnen, das das Wetter zumindest erbarmen mit uns hatte. So : Hans wechselt an seiner KTM die Bremsbeläge und ich werde mich jetzt auch um meine Maschine kümmern. Körperlich keine Schäden nur hatte ich heute nacht mit einigen Beinkrämfen zu tun. Es ist ebend ein Abenteuer. Bilder schicke ich morgen. Schönen Tag.Read more

  • Day3

    Aspen & Maroon Bells

    September 4, 2016 in the United States ⋅

    Our trip began with an informative lecture by our very laid back bus driver. We learned about the history of the area, spied a coyote sauntering through a meadow and saw several llamas as we made our way to the top. Our first spectacular view was of Maroon Lake, the most photographed spot in CO. No picture could capture the magnificence of these mountains.
    We decided we were up for the challenge of the "moderate" 1.8 mike hike to Crater Lake and set off on the somewhat muddy and increasingly steep trail.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Pitkin County, مقاطعة بيتكين, Питкин, পিটকিন কাউন্টি, Condado de Pitkin, Pitkini maakond, Pitkin konderria, شهرستان پیکتین، کلرادو, Pitkinin piirikunta, Comté de Pitkin, Pitkin megye, Փիտկին շրջան, Contea di Pitkin, ピトキン郡, Pitkin Kūn, Hrabstwo Pitkin, پٹکن کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Pitkin, Округ Питкин, Піткін, پٹکن کاؤنٹی، کولوراڈو, Quận Pitkin, Condado han Pitkin, 皮特金縣

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