A travel journal
to Aspen by IWW639
Quote: My best friend lives in Glenwood Springs which is in The Aspen Valley, about 45 minutes from Aspen proper. I've been to visit him a few times since he moved there about a year ago, there's more to Aspen than just the skiing.
The town of Aspen is fun to walk around in shopping or just browsing among the mountain resorts seemingly unatainable properties.
My friend, Jed, at the Harley Dealer, would be glad to rent you a Harley or a Buell motorcycle. He insists that it's the best way to get around the mountain roads. I agree.
Another good way to get around is hitchhiking. Now, I don't condone or endorse this activity generally, but this part of Colorado is a bit different. In the cold snowy winter months, if you stand out on the road you will get a ride. Or you'll freeze to death. Some locals use this for everyday transportaion.
Mini golf, gym, massage center all that good stuff. Prices range from $65 to $120
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 28, 2000
Hot Springs Lodge and Pool
415 6th Street
Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601
2922 South Glen Avenue
Aspen, Colorado 81601
1313 Sherman Street
Aspen, Colorado 80203
Attraction | "Hot Springs Pool"
Personally, I prefer a hippy-dip.
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 28, 2000
Hot Springs Lodge & Pool
Sixth Street and Highway 82
Aspen, Colorado 81602
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 11, 2000
Hole in the Wall Tatoos
710 Grand Avenue
A four foot headless cock!
Back in the forties a local Fruita farmer went out and killed a rooster for his dinner or something. He chopped the head, the normal way to execute a chicken. He left it over night and found that it was still alive, the story goes.
He felt so guilty that he decided to try to keep it alive. He fed the beheaded chicken with a eye dropper.
THIS IS A DOCUMENTED STORY!
He kept it alive for about 6 months before it finally died. A world record! It met its demise when it choked on a kernal of corn.
The tiny town of Fruita now has a statue honoring the dead rooster. It is about four feet tall and made of welded tools and scrap metal.
I'm not kidding, when I heard the story I had to see it for myself. On my last trip to Aspen Valley I stopped (really just slowed down) to see if it was true. There really is a four foot headless cock statue in the town of Fruita.
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