Glenwood Springs: Rafting & Fancy Beer – July 5

When we were planning this trip, Chad suddenly declared we had to go to Glenwood Springs. “Why in the world?” I asked him incredulously. “It’s in the middle of nowhere. For reals. No where.” I was not shocked when his reply was “Casey Brewing”. Not that I had any clue who or what Casey Brewing was, but I figured if it hit Chad’s radar then we were going. And then I found out we had to have tickets to the tasting and they only let 20 people in and blah, blah, blah, barrels, blah blah, fruit, barrels….additional fan-girling by Chad.  Ok. 

So up earlier than I prefer on vacation we set out to Glenwood Springs and we got there early. Because that’s how we roll. No worries, we found a little trail and got a few caches and got stuck in a downpour because we’d left our rain jackets in the car. We are so prepared! 

Casey was totally worth the trip to nowhere. The beer was amazing. A-MAZ-ING. We bought as much as we were allowed. I just asked Chad not to show me the receipt. 

Full of delicious beer, we grabbed a bite to eat and then headed to whitewater on the Colorado River. I think the order of things was backwards, but who am I to complain? Chad volunteered us to be at the front of the raft, so we spent 99% of the trip soaking wet. It was a blast! 

After dinner I convinced Chad to go after this cache that may or may not be where Doc Holliday is buried. It was a wee bit more of a hike than we’d expected, but the payoff was spectacular! 

And then I came down with what I’m going to assume was an altitude induced headache that was so bad Chad got up in the middle of the night to get my some ibuprofen. Apparently I’d been whimpering and carrying on in my sleep. Yay altitude! 

Clickity right HERE For pics of our adventures (mostly of Casey, no pics of the whitewater, sorry). 

 

chris on July 5th 2016 in Geocaching, Travel

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