A few weeks ago we joined friends on a slow and winding drive through the rockies with the sole purpose of enjoying the fall colors and finding great restaurants to enjoy.

Villa Tatra – Authentic eastern European cuisine, Lyons CO

Black Forest Restaurant – Authentic German mountain food, Nederland, CO

The Dushanbe Tea House – A Tajikistani tea house donated by Boulder’s sister city (Dushanbe, Tajikistan), Boulder, CO

Lastly, a drive through Nederland isn’t complete without a few rides on The Carousel of Happiness.  Hand-carved figures, on a restored carousel, playing an original Wurlitzer. You can’t beat that.