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A visit to Minturn Market, Colorado

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Among the pleasures of summer across the northern hemisphere is that farmers markets spring to life for a few months, serving a bounty of fresh produce along with other items people buy at a market, like handicrafts, baked goods, snacks, jewelry and the like.   I’ve grown increasingly fond of these markets over the years, visit them frequently — especially when I’m traveling — and like to share them with my fellow travel lovers!

Minturn is a small sleepy town of just over a thousand residents a few miles west of Vail and a few miles east of Beaver Creek, Colorado.  It’s built along the Eagle River, a popular mountain river with fly-fishermen.  Each Saturday from 9 am to …

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“Pic of the Week”, September 5, 2014: Alpacas, Minturn, Colorado

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While recently traveling in Colorado, we stopped by the weekly Saturday Farmer’s Market in the small town of Minturn (near Vail).  After parking we began our walk to the market, but before reaching this entertaining venue our attention was diverted to a crowd around a store selling wooden goods.  When the crowd cleared slightly, we saw two alpacas standing there, clearly the center of attention.

The owner of the wool shop very cleverly kept these alpacas as a crowd magnet, and obviously it worked.  They were awfully cute animals, from their teddy bear faces, to their little bleating cries.  Too bad I’m allergic to wool.

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