I left Valley View a bit early upon getting a tip about a
"good" skatepark in the town of Saguache only 14 miles away.
|never ceases to amaze me what non skaters think is a GOOD skatepark|
|I bedded down on a lonely dirt road between Saguache & Gunnison|
|up early and the sun was shining|
|windy road through canyons before Gunnison|
|a quick skate at the new Gunnison Skatepark|
|the drive from Gunnison to Crested Butte|
|I planned to meet an old high school pal, Megan, at the skatepark|
|the plaque on the bowl|
|Megan and her youngest daredevil Alexey|
Megan and I had some classes together junior & senior years at KMC. I specifically remember squeezing her thick pigtails when I would sit behind her in math class. I lost track of her right after graduation and a few years ago inquired about her to my KMC connection, Julie F. Julie wasn't sure about her whereabouts. Then a few months ago, Julie sends me this link!
|wasn't long before Alexey was yearning for the big terrain|
|walked to her truck to visit a jobsite and peeked in on some past work|
|up into the hills to check on a job|
|quick stop at Lake Irwin|
|how is that for picturesque?|
|the movie house from Mountain Swiss Family Robinson|
|last years work|
|Alexey & I went on a mission to the treehouse while mom was working|
|wild flower shot for Dr Vine|
|I couldn't believe my good fortune when Megan fired up the bobcat!|
|she's right at home behind the controls|
|getting a little help from a friend|
|the smile of freedom|
|coming down off the mountain back into town|
|the little guy was out cold|
Megan dropped me off at the skatepark & after hugs, I vowed to return in 2015 for a longer visit.
did you miss this LINK?