After visiting Denver, my partner and I drove to Vail where we spent a week. To celebrate the 4th, we went whitewater rafting on the Eagle River. The river was running a class III-IV. Class III means that there are numerous, high, irregular waves, a lot of rocks and eddies, and rapids with passages that are clear but narrow and requiring expertise in maneuvering.
We did the lower Eagle River on the 4th and the middle Eagle River on the 6th. I’m in the middle on the far side of this picture. There was a mom and her kids in the same raft with us.
The night of the 4th, we ate at Alpenrose Restaurant. I had the Zürcher Geschnetzeltes with spätzle. Yum! We then caught the fireworks on Golden Peak. We were so close that, looking up, it looked like they were falling on us. A piece of a firework wrapper did fall on me. My mom says that means good luck!