So, the Colorado jaunt was mostly just a visit to Mrs.5000's family this time, so it's not like it was abundant in road tripping or anything. But we did get off the beaten track on our return trip from InLawLand to Denver.
A lovely, narrow, twisting road took us from wealthy Aspen over Independence Pass to not-so-wealthy Leadville. On the way, we got to frolic in the high alpine scenery, like so:
By "frolic," of course, I mean "walk slowly down a level footpath, gasping desperately for oxygen." 12,000 feet of altitude is pretty brutal for those of us who live at 180 feet.
So, that yielded me Lake County, for 47 out of the 64 Colorado counties. Now 73.4% complete, Colorado remains behind only Utah (75%) and the five finished states (Oregon, Washington, Kansas, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts) in its "completeness." Not too exciting, if not that it's the first new county in almost exactly two years. The whole county collection business has kind of been on hold. But there will be another trip into uncharted lands before the end of the year, so stay tuned for more such excitement! Yeah!