After our little fiasco with Writers Fest (see previous post), Hollie and I were left up in Denver with a whole afternoon free – not a common thing.  Sly grins splayed across our faces and we turned it into a hookey day.  Is that where you skip out on responsibilities and go fishing?

Close.

No Radio.  No audiobooks.  Just Hollie, me, and the open road.  We haven’t done this in a long time. So we shot out I-70, survived Vail (we were creamed there the last time we drove through), and took Highway 24 south.  I stopped off at the abandoned town of Gilman and took a couple of photos (one from each side).  That place is truly creepy.  No wonder Dean Koontz used it as inspiration for the book Phantoms (fun side note: the movie adaption was filmed in Georgetown, Colorado).

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gilman-BJust outside Buena Vista, I pulled over and took one last photo.  Nothing like seeing beautiful mountains blanketed in snow near sunset.

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Now “this” is how writers recharge their batteries. Lots of quiet, a little conversation, and peace.

. . . and the best part . . . Hollie chose to wear flipflops!

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