Thursday, June 18, 2015

Rest Day in Golden

June 18
Thursday is one of two rest days we will be taking in Golden, Colorado. May's daughter, Beth and granddaughter, Elise took us shopping and exploring downtown Golden. May is a quilter so we stopped by the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. On display were contemporary quilts by Gwen Marston, and Native American portraits by Patsy Heacox. The quilts were quite different in styles and all were beautiful.

Afterwords we visited an art gallery featuring local artists, as well as gift shop, and of course a stop for some iced coffee. We took a walk along Clear Creek which is swollen with run off right now. Some areas along the shore were flooded.

Before we returned home, Beth took us up Lookout Mountain to enjoy the views of the city. Cyclists and runners were making their way up the mountain for their afternoon exercise. Paragliders were making their way down the mountain, gliding on the thermals down to the valley below.

Native American Portraits
by Patsy Heacox

Contemporary Quilts by Gwen Marston 

Another quilt in display
Downtown Golden Colorado
Swollen Clear Creek and Coors Brewery
Golden CO from Overlook Mountain 

1 comment:

  1. Bummer about us being out of the country while you're in our home state! ;(

    Great pics though, I hope you have good rest days.