An Autumn Colorado Weekend

Fan Jia and Bao Guangrun flew into town last Friday from Ohio to pay a visit.  These pictures highlight the very essence of why I moved out to Fort Collins last year and will settle down here.  Within one day, you can be in both the clean air of the mountains and the inspiring culture of the museums.

The first day, I showed them around Colorado State University and took them just outside of town to a hike at Horsetooth Mountain Park.  Saturday’s travels took us to the Denver Botanic Gardens, the Denver Art Museum, a Chinese restaurant, and then finally a Colorado Avalanche hockey game.  Finally, on Sunday, we went for a hike up to Chasm Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park.  The day culminated in a homemade Chinese “hotpot” dinner.

As I grow older, I realize time spent with great friends is a prize beyond measure …


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