Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Courthouse Lawn Quilt Block and Walking Wednesdays

Courthouse Lawn Quilt Block
This week Walking Wednesdays takes place in Salida, Colorado.

A friend and I took wonderful walks around downtown.  Looking up, we see that the upper parts of many of the old buildings have beautiful architectural details.

It's good to see that these architectural details have been restored.

Aren't the details of this roofline amazing?

The Arkansas River runs through Salida, so kayaks of all sorts are very popular.

We pass by a fun wooden statue on the sidewalk, and, of course, bicycles are everywhere! 

Planters and park benches line the sidewalks in front of the shops.

Salida is the county seat of Chaffee County, with a population of about 5,500 - the largest in the county.  It was founded as a railroad town in 1880 but is now a popular tourist town.  There's skiing in nearby Monarch during the winter and whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Arkansas River in the summer. 

Chaffee County has more 14,000 foot peaks than any other county in the continental United States.

Check out all Walking Wednesdays blog posts here. 
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post here.


  1. Nice pictures ... and I see you are getting a lot of mileage out of that grass fabric.

  2. You have a beautiful blog. I have been to Salida many times and my husband has fished the Arkansas River. Your pictures and quilts are great! Please continue with your inspiring blog posts!

  3. Perfect quilt block to represent this walk. Thanks for sharing this walk!

  4. I love it when towns restore the older parts instead of tearing them down. History is very important to preserve, when possible.


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