8:35 Breakfasted at Salida Cafe while sitting beside Arkansas River. Very pleasant.
10:10 Checked out of Silver Ridge Lodge Motel
10:25 Ice and bread stop
11:11 Pass through Buena Vista, CO. Looked for Social Club--didn't see one but saw lots of rafters.
11:30 Stopped at Point of Interest along Arkansas River. Read about stage coach to mining town of Leadville. Saw lots of white water below.
11:45 Driving up Arkansas River valley. Passing hillsides where snow fell yesterday.
12:00 Drove into Leadville, Co. 10,250 ft elevation. Would have gone through mining museum but interest level was below the $22 fee.
12:30 Lark bought clothes at Leadville thrift shop.
1:20 Stopped at pull-out after Fremont Pass. Ate leftover steak and cheese. Afterwards had a cherry pit spitting contest, trying to send the pits to the river a couple hundred feet below. Dave won but doubt if he made it to the river.
3:53 Stopped in Nederland to ride the carousel. Pamela rode a big moose and Linden rode an ostrich. Then walked over to Blue Owl Ice Cream and Used Books. Linden got 3 more books to read.
5:05 Entered Boulder.