|Fisher on the Mineral Belt—10,606 feet.|
First, load up everyone and drive to Leadville to find ski-able snow. (Not shown, M. and Shelby). Ski until tired on the perfectly groomed and completely free Mineral Belt Trail. Yes, it was snowing sporadically.
|The "State Highway Department" is now a bar, actually, like Phil's Radiator Service down in Pueblo.|
Drive back down into the "banana belt" of Buena Vista, where the long-declining downtown is starting to recover as an entertainment district.
Have some "New Mexican pizza"—a basic pepperoni pizza plus roasted green chiles — at the Eddyline brew pub in the "New Urbanist" South Main area. Also drink some amber lager.