Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Silverthorne and Dillon

Continuing the day's journey further into the day...

Entering Silverthorne from the north (State Highway 9) we encounter the marvelous eagle's nest. 
See the eaglet perched on the edge? Here we see something natural on something manmade. 
Very interesting, don't you think?

What's a trip to Silverthorne without a visit to the Outlet Mall? We visit Ralph Lauren, Coldwater Creek, Cosmetic Company Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Jockey, Chico's, and Book Warehouse. After such an exhausting and exhaustive investigation, we head for Dillon and dinner:

We visited Arapahoe Cafe for lunch last year. This time, it's dinner.
Rita had the cherry-smoked pork chop while I had the bleu cheese and mushroom sirloin steak.
Both were great, but too much to eat. Guess what we're having for lunch tomorrow!

On the way out of Dillon, we observe something unnaturally natural. There on the top of the ridge; that doesn't look right:
Those "trees" on top of the ridge -- they aren't trees! 
No, they're digital wireless ("cellphone") antennas, clothed in inadequate masquerade costume.

We've seen such lame attempts at forestry disguise -- along I-25 at Monument Hill, between Castle Rock and Colorado Springs, and next to I-80 east of Truckee, California. 

Okay, so we've seen a "natural" eagle nest on a power pole and an unnatural tree serving as a telecommunications antenna. How's that nest coming along?

Yes, it's still there, near sunset. It looks like the eaglet is still there, too.

How about some more natural encounters...

In north Silverthorne, see the flowerbed on the roof (along with the solar panels).

Headed back north...

Here's the dike ridges from the previous post, close to sunset.

The westernmost dike, close-up.

Okay, it's not Alaska, but Colorado is not that bad is it?

Previous Colorado post.

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