Monday, August 15, 2005
We arrived in Aspen around 3 o'clock and spent quite a few minutes searching for a free place to park. After paying $43 ($2.61/gallon) for gas, we needed to be as economical as possible. We strolled the streets of Aspen and then decided to check out the fare for the gondola to the top of Aspen Mountain. The views are incredible from up there. Unfortunately, the fare was $20/person and we'd only be up on the mountain for about 35-40 minutes before closing. That works out to about $1/minute! We decided it wasn't worth it, this time and will come back when we have more time. Instead, we headed back "downtown" and walked around some more. We saw a bear made completely out of nails and a really cool water feature that the kids loved playing in. We stopped for ice cream at Maggie Moo's on Durant Ave where I had an concotion called Strawberry Skyrocket and Caitie had blue cotton candy ice cream with mini M&Ms mixed in. Yummy! Maggie Moo's wrapped up our trip to Aspen (this time). Finally, Ben got to see the setting of Dumb & Dumber. Going to Aspen seems to be a rite of passage for us "Western Slope" residents.