What do you get when you combine clear skies, cool morning temperatures and a stomach full of nerves? These three components were all present for my first time flying in a four-seat prop plane. This morning, one of my co-workers and I took an early morning “dawn patrol” flight over the Yampa Valley with a friend of ours from the Wild West Air Fest committee. The Wild West Air Fest is a part of Steamboat Springs’ Labor Day Celebration up at the Steamboat Springs Airport.
There is nothing I love more than waking up early in the morning in Steamboat and going outside to enjoy the cool, crisp mountain air. It is so refreshing to ride my bike to work along the Yampa River Core Trail. As I cruise along, watching all the wildlife along the Yampa, I take pleasure in the coolness, knowing, however, that the day will warm up and will soon be the perfect temperature for swimming or perhaps boating on Stagecoach Reservoir. By nightfall it will once again be cool and there will be no need for air conditioning when I go to bed.
Last night some of my friends and I spent our Wednesday evening at the Free Summer Concert Series at Howelsen Hill. What a wonderful way to spend an evening outdoors in the crisp, clean Steamboat Springs air! The featured musician last night was Sam Bush. The music was wonderful, a great combination of bluegrass and folk. The band was really captivating and engaging; they had the crowd, old and young, really into it and on their feet dancing all night.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
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