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05/16/2006: Day 3: A Day in Dillon, CO
Satellite view and map showing Dillon, CO area (Courtesy of maps.Google.com (http://maps.Google.com))
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Shortness of breath is to be expected for a sea-level primate such as myself. I was up at 6:30 and started taking pictures off the icy-cold deck of Bill and Kim's lakeside home. We had a nice brunch as the temperature outside rose. We went for a walk up a foothill. We spent time at his parent's house and played with the llamas.
Most of this day is told by the pictures.
Enjoy.
Frosty morning in Dillon, CO with llama under the neighbor's porch seen through the glass sidewall of the porch.
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Looking across Lake Dillon from the deck of our hosts. There's a bronze eagle sculpture at the bottom left.
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Another view from the deck, the marina and some exposed geology. The marina is still empty because the ice only finally broke on May 2nd. Sailing is a major summer recreation here.They use a weighted barrel on the ice as an indicator, and there is lively betting on when it falls through. The exact minute of this barrel tipping is the official time of the ice break-up. The proceeds of the wager (after winnings are paid) go to a scholarship fund.
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A view through and off of the glass sidewall a few hours later. At over 9,000 feet, the days warm up quickly.
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Self portrait with bear on the deck. Double glass makes me look even more bleary then the altitude makes me feel. (Pant)
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Karen and Kim feed the llama
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Karen and the llama blow in eac other's noses, a friendly camel kiss.
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On a nature walk above town, Karen snaps a shot of and for a young couple.
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I liked the way the boughs frame the peaks here.
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Bill takes a picture of Dan taking a picture of Karen feeding the llama, again.
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I just like shadows
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Okay, a house llama? Carlos in the livingroom, visiting the fish.
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Karen and her 2 swains
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Karen snaps a shot of Dan and Carlos
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Karen feeds and pets Miss Paku, a personable fish who seems to enjoy hockey and Manga on the telly.
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Bill's parents (next door) have a house full of of arts, crafts, and geological, um, stuff. We spent a dizzying hour touring the eclectic collection. They could benefit for a visit by a curator for much of their museum-grade clutter.
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Carlos and Sambra are indifferent to the lone sailboat on the lake, but have ears up for the photographer.
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Sambra in the late afternoon sun
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I just liked the composition of the llama head on the mountain.
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