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  •  I left Colorado for (2+ / 0-)
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    ColoTim, maryabein

    Alaska some thirty years ago. A friend in Summit Country. had a brother in Alaska. His brother was telling him how amazing the mountains and scenery are in Alaska. My friend asked his brother how great it could be, after all, he lived in Summit Co. My friend's brother replied, "Remember how amazed we were when we moved to Colorado from Iowa and saw the mountains for the first time? Well, moving to Alaska from the Rockies is just like that". I rest my case.

    Last time I was down there the stretch of road from Silverthorne to Vail seemed like one big strip mall. And all those outlet stores on the Blue River below Dillon Reservoir where we used to flyfish, how sad. But it is still one darn beautiful place. Just too many of us people mucking it up.

    •  Well, yeah... (0+ / 0-)

      Along there, it is like one big strip mall-- but that is just a narrow strip right along I-70. If you don't like that scene-- I don't either-- then I totally understand, but that certainly is not representative of Colorado.

      •  Like I said, (1+ / 0-)
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        skymutt

        still one darn beautiful place. You should see some of the mucked up roadside development in Alaska. We do everything bigger up here.

        Happily the legislature has not dropped the ban on billboards even though they have been heavily pressured to do so.

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