Austin, Texas is probably best known for its live music scene, BBQ and TexMex but it is also a fun place to visit with your family. Austin is located in what is known as “hill country” in Central Texas. It is set amongst rolling hills full of trees and in the spring fields of Bluebonnets. The Colorado River runs through Austin and has provided three man-made lakes for boating fun and spectacular sunsets–Lake Travis, Lake Austin and Town Lake (renamed Lady Bird Lake).
Located approximately midway between Aspen and Vail or 160 miles west of Denver, Glenwood Springs is set in the canyons of the majestic Rocky Mountains at an altitude of 7,000 feet. It is known for its natural hot springs and the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Glenwood Adventure Park is the perfect day trip from either the Vail or Aspen areas when looking for an exciting family outing.
With almost two feet of snow in the last week, 25 feet so far this season and powder in the forecast, Vail Mountain has announced it is extending its scheduled closing date for the 2015/2016 winter season one week to April 17.
I have always loved traveling Europe because of the rich history and had not thought of my own country as a place to find this history until visiting Mesa Verde. It is amazing that the Pueblo people flourished here approximately 1400 years ago, building elaborate stone communities in the sheltered alcoves of the canyon walls.