Sunday, April 28, 2013


"Sorry folks, park's closed.  The moose out front should've told you"

Does anyone remember that classic line delivered by John Candy to the Griswold family at the entrance of Walley World in the movie National Lampoon's Vacation?

I think we need a moose out front of Aspen right now to tell people it's closed as well.  I was walking around town today and snapped all of these pics of restaurants closed for the off-season (and one or two others).  I'd say well over half of the eating establishments in town are currently closed.  I could have safely taken a nap in the middle of the street if I was so inclined.

I used to see bumper stickers around town that said 'bring back the quiet years' - careful what you wish for!

Today was the last ski day ... at Highlands
What?  Oh right, pot is legal now.


The Primalist said...

Yikes! Seems like a ghost town! How long is off-season?

Aaron said...

A ghost town indeed. We won't pick up again until mid June when the music festival starts and kids get out of school.