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Unread 07-31-2012, 07:25 AM   #1096
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Looks like a great time, unless your in a Honda. And your wife drove herself, that's cool. So does she want you to build her a Jeep? Kind of a cross between a DD and trail Jeep. I'll bet the kids had a great time, I can see you did!

Great pictures, thanks MoC.

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My parents came with us as well Bill so they were in the red jeep. Jenn did do a good amount of driving though and really enjoyed herself. Good times had by all.

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Unread 07-31-2012, 08:36 AM   #1097
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MoC I thought you were kidding but the Wall Mart genes really show up in the last picture
Not Wal Mart genes George. I asked a friend of mine one time, and he knows everything, and he says those hand signals like that mean "I love you" in Polinesian. Mocs just got multicultural in his genes and probably don't even know it. That makes him even more refied than we thought!

Glad to hear you're not jumpin ship on us Moc and getting a JK. Looks like you all are enjoying the vacation and I'm sure enjoying the pictures. Thanks!!
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Unread 07-31-2012, 08:46 AM   #1098
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Glad to hear you're not jumpin ship on us Moc and getting a JK. Looks like you all are enjoying the vacation and I'm sure enjoying the pictures. Thanks!!
You will NEVER have to worry about that one Jim.
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Unread 07-31-2012, 09:01 AM   #1099
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Oh ok MoC Love You in Polinesian hmm that is interesting is that a cross between Polish and Nesian (my spooling is bad but I haves spoll keck)

Yes I concur you are even mo refried than I kinowed!
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Unread 07-31-2012, 09:49 AM   #1100
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I thought he was throwing "Gang Signs" to the Bears!
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Unread 07-31-2012, 11:02 PM   #1101
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Just another day in mountain Paradise!

Stayed in bed till 8. Hiked the grotto's this morning.





Its really amazing how the water has carved its way through the granite here.





The ice caves are at the grotto's. In the old days they were used to refrigerate during the summer before electricity. Ice use to fill the cave all summer. I remember going there as a kid and they were full of ice. There was a small chunk of ice today, guess the mild winter and "global warming" / climate change has taken its toll.









After that back up to the Continental divide at the top of Independence pass, was raining last time through. Saw a 3B coming down from the top. That must have been one hell of a ride at that altitude with the slope and turns.







Next was a stop by the ghost town of Independence.



Then home to swim and a walk around town followed by dinner and a few drinks.











and lastly for my favorite truck of the day. Not a jeep but one cool ride.



Nite all
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You are a rich man, my friend...you are creating memories that 6 people will never forget.

I love those old Broncos!

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Just another day in mountain Paradise!




My favorite picture of all.
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Unread 08-01-2012, 12:55 PM   #1104
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MoC in the above picture the two people on the ends are Jens parents?
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Unread 08-01-2012, 02:14 PM   #1105
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MoC in the above picture the two people on the ends are Jens parents?
MoC said they were his parents.

And great pictures my friend, your are painting a beautiful picture of Aspen,.
And I agree with Skerr on the favorite picture. When you are your Dads age and look at the pictures. Your kids will be grown, and great memories of this trip will all come back. Your may even be a Grandpa like me.!!!

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MoC in the above picture the two people on the ends are Jens parents?
Bill is correct, they are my folks.
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Unread 08-02-2012, 12:32 AM   #1107
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Just another great day after a great day.

Started off the morning eating breakfast at Main Street Bakery. Sat on the patio and stared at Ajax mountain as we ate.



After that were walked back to the condo and had a dead battery in our car. Apparently when your kids don't push a door closed all the way the lights stay on and the battery dies. Who would have guessed that. No real worries, dad had cables in his car and after a quick jump we were back in business.

Headed to Maroon Bells next for a little hiking. The bells are the three bell shaped peaks you see in the pictures below and top off at 14160 feet.













So cool story about the Bells hike. As yall can see from the pictures I wear a good amount of LSU gear, GEAUX Tigers! While out hiking we came across a group that had a lady wearing a shirt with the Louisiana state seal on it. As we approached each other I said nice shirt to her and said I was from Shreveport. She responded great to see some familiar faces, shaked hands, and introduced herself. Turns out she was Supriya Jindal, the wife of our (Louisiana's) Governor Bobby Jindal. She was also with Governor Bob McDonnell from Virginia and Governor Scott Walker from Wisconsin. The 4th guy in the group was a Louisiana State Trooper who was lucky enough to get the assignment. They all were super nice, shook hands and chit chated for a few minutes. I saw in the paper this after noon that Romney was in Basalt (20 min south of Aspen) for a speaking event and the Governors who are front runners for the VP running mate spot were present as well.

Took a ride up Ajax mountain on the Gondola. Its goes up the same place we drove on the second jeep ride Monday. Ate lunch at the restaurant on the top and played on the kiddy ropes course they have up top.









After that back down to the condo for a quick break then a walk around town for some shopping.

Bill you will get a kick out of this. My 3 year old LOVES fire hydrants and has to have his picture talked with everyone we see. We stopped by the fire station and the guys let the kids climb in the trucks. He loved it!











Finished the day with dinner at Hickory House.

Here is the winner of my favorite jeep of the day.



Only two more days left till we head home.

Nite all.
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You are a rich man, my friend...you are creating memories that 6 people will never forget.

I love those old Broncos!

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Thanks Rich. My parents took me here every year from 78-90 and the memories I have from those years are some of the best. We want to do the same for our kids and come every year with them.
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Unread 08-02-2012, 01:53 AM   #1109
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They actually still mine out the quary on a small scale, started back with 10-15 workers a little while ago. The old mill site was mostly torn down in 1943. I guess the smaller pieces were not worth anything to them and they were everywhere. Wish I had more pictures of the old mill site. My dad and I left jenn, my mom, and the kids and went exploring for 40 min and jenn had the camera.

Did some more reading and found out the marble from the tomb of the unknown, Lincoln memorial and many other places all got their marble from here. Found a list online that had every building built with marble from their and turns out there is even a building back home in Shreveport built from it.
I'm kind of behind on this but I have family that lives in Marble and my CJ lived it's first 22 yrs there. The old mill site is cool did you get up to Crystal? John
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MoC that was cool about meeting up with Supriya Jindal and the others. It speaks well for them that they were friendly and took time to visit. Never know who a person will run into in life.

2 days left. Every time I'm in the Rockies I just can't get enough of looking at all of the natural beauty then when it's time to drive home I have to stop several times just to look back. I do that till the mountians are out of sight. Some people don't feel that way when they're out there but for me it's like there's a calling to be there. Something about the snow capped peaks, jagged bolder strewn slopes and the beautiful endless sceinery that gets a hold of some of us and gets into our blood. Yes I could live there and likely you could to MoC.
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