We went for a drive late this afternoon up to Cripple Creek then out to Florissant passing the restored Hornbek homestead. We saw a large number of deer mostly in groups. We also spotted a herd of about fifty elk. After being a very warm morning and afternoon, the clouds rolled in and we even had a few spatters on the windshield. As we were passing the Woodland Park hospital on the highway, there had been a motorcycle/Jeep collision. The bike didn't look damaged but was flopped on its side in the middle of the four lane. I wonder how the rider(s) made out since hardly any riders wear helmets in Colorado. We had a baked potato for a late supper when we got home.
A bit of a teaser for fall colour
Cripple Creek, CO main street
A twice widowed mother of four, Adeline Hornbek, had this house built in 1878