Monthly Archives: September 2015
Aspens are slower to turn here than in Summit County this year, but there is already some good color. Peak color should be next weekend unless weather changes substantially. It should be a great time to come up and check out that real estate you’ve been thinking about buying (subtle right?). Oktoberfest (aka October Fest) cranked up in Vail Village yesterday after being in Beaver Creek and Lionshead previous weekends. The crowd was great, as were the music and brats and other varieties of European cuisine. Todays crowd should even be more festive. The Music Pavalion is just up the street from our Vail office. I could hear (and feel) every um-pah-pah yesterday (and again today and tomorrow I’m sure). Snow fell yesterday on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. Ski Season can’t be too far away.
Big topics lately in the Vail Daily have been the new Vail Golf Course Clubhouse and the underpass to be constructed between the West Vail and Main Vail exits. The under construction single family property just above the Vail Golf Course asking $15,000,000+ just went under contract this week. Properties on the bus route in Vail can be purchased for under $300,000. The Latin Festival is also happening now in Nottingham Park in Avon (Headline article in todays paper). The Denver Broncos performed a Houdini and escaped the clutches of the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead in Kansas City on Thursday. Great game. Peyton looked much better than in week 1 putting some zip on the ball and hitting some key passes downfield. Maybe the rust is coming off or he is becoming accustomed to the receivers or his arm and body are just still active enough. He definitely has the mind for the game.
It’s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob Essin
From the Vail Daily: 1: The least being charged for the new toll lane (you don’t have to use it) that is opening between Empire and Floyd Hill on I-70 as you approach Denver from the mountains is $3 and the most is $30, variable based upon the amount of current traffic. I assume they will have some kind of sign as you enter the lane that lets you know the price instead of trying to slam you ex post facto? Maybe you will pay as you enter or they probably will send you the bill using your license plate? Sounds like there could be a real hang up either getting into the lane or Colorado collecting the fee from out of states people? No Worry, Be Happy.
2. Here in Vail the big improvement on the ski mountain for the upcoming season is a new 6 Chair Avanti Express Lift (#2).
3. The updated Vail Golf Course-Nordic Center replacement is under way finally. A court decision is still being expected that could stop it or change the plan?
Not in the Vail Daily: I made serious mistakes on the Vail Golf Course holes numbers 15 and 17 that probably kept me from placing in the results not posted yet. The turnout was big from the Men’s Club Members. My birdie on #16 canceled some one else’s, no relief to the wallet there. The weather though was spectacular and again, as most of the time, it was a pleasure to experience the beauty and fun of living in Vail. The color is already beginning to show up in the aspen trees above the golf course. Great time to look at Real Estate.
It’s a beautiful day in Colorado,