The Short Family Visit Buena Vista, Colorado

Kansans Seeking Mountains ...
March 22, 2014 - The Short family in Hesston, Kansas paid a visit to Buena Vista, Colorado, and I had the honor to be their guide, give them a bumper sticker and take many photos and video. As people who live on the flat and scenery-less plains, they were so happy to see mountains. Keith Short, the dad, is a member of Team Garufi which is supporting me on my aspirations to bike across the USA a third time. We had a lot of fun. :)

Keith Short and Family
The Shorts on the bank of the Arkansas River in Buena Vista.

Photos and videos by Steve Garufi in Buena Vista, Colorado. Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest - YouTube

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Mountain Road


After having lunch at Los Girasoles restaurant, we traveled west on Chaffee County Road 306.

Remember, my friends live in Kansas, and oh how happy they were to see big mountains! :)

Mountain Scenery

Colorado Mountain

Avalanche Slide

We visited the Denny Creek Trailhead, which is currently a launching post for snowmobilers. On the way back, I snapped these three scenery photos.

TOP: Winter mountain scenery.

SECOND: The view near the Collegiate Peaks Campground.

THIRD: An avalanche slide near the Avalanche Trailhead.

West Main Street West Main Street in Buena Vista.
Arkansas River in Buena Vista, CO

Arkansas River, Colorado

We spent time at the Arkansas River.

No, it's not pronounced Ar-KANSAS! :O)

Keith Short and Steve Garufi A nice photo of the six of us. Keith, Sam, Ally, JD, Deven and me. :)


9+ minutes of our adventure. :)

Not too shabby.

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