« lily | Main | photos from the Clark Store »

downtown Steamboat

Almost every day while I was in Steamboat, the weather was sunny with beautiful blue skies. There even were a few warm days (or at least warm for wintertime in the mountains - 40's rather than in the teens and below). Of course, the one day my aunt & I decided to walk around downtown, the skies were gray. Even so, I think these photos capture winter and the Christmas spirit in downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Looking towards the ski area...
_MG_0694.JPG

IMG_0708.JPG

_MG_0739.JPG

I took this one quickly while in the middle of the road, crossing the street...
_MG_0743.JPG

Howelsen Hill behind a group of shops...
_MG_0747.JPG

Close up of Howelsen Hill, a famous spot for ski jumping...
_MG_0737.JPG


Looking towards Sleeping Giant (west end of town)...
_MG_0741.JPG

_MG_0742.JPG

My aunt in front of the Steamboat Art Company store...
IMG_0712.jpg

A juke box and soda fountain inside Lyon’s corner drugstore...
_MG_0725.JPG

The horse outside of F.M. Light & Sons...
IMG_0727.JPG

Silly signs inside one of the stores downtown...
IMG_0729.JPG

At one point, my aunt said she needed to go to the apple store. I immediately thought of a store selling apples (the fruit). Surprise! Steamboat has a little Apple Store, not an official one, but a store that sells Apple products.
_MG_0740.JPG

Here is a close up of the store. Check out the lights. Pretty cool!
_MG_0736.JPG

Another view of the mountain one street back from the main street.
_MG_0749.JPG


AND here are a few photos of downtown Steamboat that I took one night...
IMG_2153.JPG

IMG_2155a.JPG

IMG_2156a.JPG

I certainly can't complain living in such a beautiful place, but I miss Steamboat. It is such a beautiful place. I miss the snow! I just don't miss the bitter cold.

As you may notice in these photos, there is not a lot of snow in the town. I ended up visiting during one of the least snowy Christmas vacations in years. Since I have returned to Hawaii, there have been a few snowstorms. Sigh... if only we could get one big snowstorm here so I could spend the day playing in the snow. Of course, if that ever did happen, a state of emergency would be declared!

Comments (3)

sandrac:

What a cute town! A great place to spend the holidays.

Hi Girasoli, awesome photo collection. I can't believe how super close Steamboat is to the ski resorts. Seems like maybe only a 30 minute drive away. It looks like a wonderful place to live, no wonder your aunt looks so happy. And I love that they have an Apple dedicated store. :)

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful photos.

Hi sandra, it's a fun town to hang out in and yes very cute!

Hi Kathy, the mountain is right in the town. I would say 5, maybe 10 minutes from downtown. Glad you enjoyed the photos :)

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)


This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on January 24, 2012 5:53 PM.

The previous post in this blog was lily.

The next post in this blog is photos from the Clark Store.

Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.