Mike and I went to visit his parents' trailer in South Park. Unlike the cartoon show, there aren't a bunch of bratty kids running around - plus, South Park is an area, not a specific town. There is a historic mining town by that name in the area, and many of its buildings resemble those in the cartoon.
Mike's parents own property in Fairplay, one of the towns within the area of South Park. The property is at an altitude of 9000 feet and has a view of Silverheels Mountain.
We took a walk to look at the Aspen leaves, changing color for fall.
Silver Heels Mountain
Some of the aspen leaves change to red, instead of yellow.
The trailer is set far from US -285.
Looking away from the property, toward US-285.
Looking toward the property.
Front Desk (with Patches observing our activities)
Mike with Patches
Looking North, toward Silverheels
Looking South, toward the trailer
Mike's Dad keeping watch from the dead tree
The Jetta in South Park
Riding the Dirt Bike
Mike on the dirt bike
His Dad on the dirt bike.
Camp Fire at Sunset
It was a toasty 43 degrees that night