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A Weekend In The Colorado Mountains

downtown Salida Colorado

House Crazy Sarah was oot and aboot over the long weekend doing a “stay-cation” not too far from her house in the Colorado mountains.

She visited the cool town of Salida, which is known for its access to world-class white water rafting.

downtown Salida Colorado

Salida, like much of Colorado, is opening up after a long period of being closed for quarantine.

downtown Salida Colorado

Like a bear coming out of hibernation, the town is slowing getting moving again. (Not that there ever was a crazy pace of life – with a population of less than 6,000, Salida is a laid-back locale.)

Here is that famous river – the Arkansas – which runs right through the town:

downtown Salida Colorado

All over Salida, you can see the town’s love for the river:

downtown Salida Colorado

Also, the locals engage in some really funky yard art… it’s like a thing in Salida.

yard art

House Crazy Sarah stayed in this nifty 1950’s throwback motel:

fun Salida Colorado motel

It’s called The Circle R

fun Salida Colorado motel

The focal point was this old beauty:

fun Salida Colorado motel

But vintage bicycles were on display too…

fun Salida Colorado motel

In fact, guests can rent out these colorful bikes to ride around town.

fun Salida Colorado motel

The rooms at the Circle R were pretty basic but they had retro lamps and furniture.

fun Salida Colorado motel

Oh look – here’s our gal!

fun Salida Colorado motel

The Hyatt Regency it was not, but a fun motel experience nonetheless.

fun Salida Colorado motel

House Crazy Sarah also ventured over to Maysville, Colorado to check out this restored 1882 rural school house.

historic Maysville Colorado school

According to the sign, this school was in service until 1939.

Maysville Colorado school

Maysville Colorado school

Isn’t it gorgeous?

Finally, House Crazy Sarah traveled down the road to Buena Vista, Colorado to look at some adorable old houses.

old houses in Buena Vista, Colorado

A cottage by the creek:

old houses in Buena Vista, Colorado

A sturdy restored brick bungalow:

old houses in Buena Vista, Colorado

A red Victorian cottage:

old houses in Buena Vista, Colorado

And this lovely old small town church:

old houses in Buena Vista, Colorado

Even when she’s not allowed out of the state, House Crazy Sarah can always find some nice old things to look at!

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