June 1994
May 2001

   Maroon Bells, Aspen, Colorado
I guess he'd rather be in Colorado.
He'd rather spend his time out where the sky looks like a pearl after a rain.
Once again I see him walking, once again I hear him talking,
to the stars he makes, and asking them for bus fare.

I guess he'd rather be in Colorado.
He'd rather play his banjo in the morning when the moon is scarcely gone.
In the dawn the subway's coming, in the dawn I hear him humming,
some old song he wrote, of love in Boulder Canyon.

I guess he'd rather be in Colorado.
I guess he'd rather work out where the only thing you earn is what you spend.
In the end up in his office, in the end a quiet cough,
is all he has to show - he lives in New York City.

I guess he'd rather be in Colorado.

Words & music, Bill Danoff & Taffy Nivert
Song by John Denver, from Poems, Prayers, And Promises (1971)

I don't like the snow and cold, but I can't think of a place I would rather be in the summer than Colorado.  You'll have to make a little decision here or as Yogi Berra suggests, "when you come to a fork in the road, take it."  You see, Elaine and I took a wonderful 10 day vacation to Colorado in the summer of 1994 and I had the pleasure of stopping in Durango, Colorado, only for a day, in May, 2001, following a raft trip in the Grand Canyon.  So, you have to decide, which fork of the road you want to take.  However, you can always go back to my travel web site, click on Colorado, and come back here and take the other road.  Enjoy...

Chuck & Elaine's 10 day, 1994 Colorado Vacation  /   Chuck's brief visit to Durango, May 2001