The Colorado :
The symbols are :
- birds : the lark bunting,
-flowers : the rocky mountain columbine,
- trees: Colorado blue spruce.
Colorado is a western American state. Its capital, Denver, forms with Aurora a metropolis of 3 214 218 inhabitants, more than half of the state’s population. It is on of only two totally rectangular states.
Colorado in nicknamed « the State of the Centennial » because it joined the Union in 1876, 100 years after the declaration of independence of the United States.
A dance was invented there : a folk danc : the square dance.
We mostly travele traveled by foot, even though we sometimes have take the bus. Walking on foot is tiring but it allows you to play sports, take the air, take the time to observe the lanscape and it’s free. The bus makes it possible to move on a greater distance, it is more ecological because it is a public transport.
The first day we went to the Rocky Mountain Natrional Park, we have hicked some nice trails, the views were beautiful, and ir’s always good to get some fresh air. The highest peak of the park is Peak longs (4.345). the park has only two motorable roads and 575 kilometers of trails. A noon wa have had a picnic near Jewel lake. in the evening we camp.
The second day, we have did a horseback ride, like real cowboys, it was great ! In the afernoon we have skiing in the Aspen ski resort, still in the rocky mountains. It was reat but also very tiring.In the late late afternoon we have went back to Denver to ask a little after all the sport we have done these last two days.
the third day, in denver, we have visited the botanical garden, always outdoors ! we have have ended with a tour in the restaurant a,nd then in the historic districts of the capital. Denver was founded in 1858: gold was discovered here, the puioneers of the mad western rush stop there : Denver is well located, between the Great Plains, and before the rocky Mountains one is almost dead int the middle of the country.