Dispatches from Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek, Colorado is about a two and a half hour drive from Denver, and today my husband, Jeff, and I took that drive. We went on a much-needed (and about four months delayed) anniversary getaway. Like so many pre-vaccination activities, our annual getaway was simply put on hold.

There are wildfires burning in the mountains and the Western Slope of the state. The state government encouraged people to limit…