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My Last Full Day Living In Buena Vista, CO

Hanging Out With Steve Anderson - Visits to Cottonwood Pass and Independence Pass

A sentimental and memorable day ...
September 29, 2012 - On this page are my photos from my last full day as a resident of Buena Vista before moving to Fruita.

First of all, special thanks to Steve Quilico for helping me move my furniture into storage. What a good friend! In the afternoon, Steve Anderson of Kansas City arrived in Buena Vista. This is a man who loves the mountains with all his heart and frequently vacations here. It was so nice to reconnect with him. Our first order of business was to make the scenic drive to Cottonwood Pass ...

Colorado Fall Foliage Tour
The fall colors were so pretty along the "Cottonwood Lake turnoff" (Chaffee County Road 344). Steve was in awe. :)

Cottonwood Pass Colorado
I sat in the passenger seat of Steve's Chrysler Sebring convertible, with the top down, and often looked up at the sky and upper parts of trees. I gazed at the mountain scenery as though I was seeing it for the first time, and yet also reflected with gratitude over the myriad experiences I'd had in my seven years of living in Chaffee County.

Above is my last photo of the spectacular view on the west side of Cottonwood Pass.

En route to another pass on the Continental Divide ...

Twin Lakes, Colorado
In the late afternoon, we headed to Independence Pass to watch and photograph the sunset. Above is a photo while we were pulled over in Twin Lakes.

Independence Pass Colorado
Us at the Independence Pass sign. :)
Sunset at Independence Pass
The sunset reflecting off a tundra pool at the pass. Thanks Steve, for an enjoyable final day.

It was fun to make videos documenting Steve's vacation. :)

Mountain scenery at Cottonwood Pass.

The Cottonwood Pass sign.

Admiring the fall foliage.

Steve cleans his windshield in Twin Lakes.

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