We got an early start out of Loveland, CO, on our way to Boulder and Denver.
I got the feeling that Loveland and Longmont are still somewhat challenged by the most recent economic downturn and still in the state of recovery.
Boulder, on the other hand, is very robust and healthy.Â I actually mean â€œhealthyâ€ in two ways, both economically and in the physical health of its residents.Â Whenever we do a study involving health measures and health habits (eating, exercising), Boulder comes out as #1 in the U.S.
Ok, we didnâ€™t make it to Denver.Â We stopped short in Loveland, Colorado, since it was getting late.Â We had spent some time knocking around Laramie, Wyoming after being menaced by a few snow flurries at the pass.
The rocks and cliffs were spectacular leaving Salt Lake City and we climbed steadily with snowy peaks around us.Â There were ghostly old mining operations by the highway left to rust, and towns like Evanston and Rock Springs with fresh development.Â We fueled up at Little America in Wyoming, which at one point billed itself as the worldâ€™s largest truck stop.