Previously, I had only been to Vail in the Winter for sking.
In July of 2012, I went to Vail to visit friends there.
Vail is also very popular in the Summer due to its cooler
mountain temperatures. The town is really showy with lots of
effort made to plant and maintain flowers everywhere.
In the photo below, you can see ski runs in the background.
These flowers were in front of a fire station in Vail.
Maybe the one where Ryan of "Bachelorette" fame works?
See how they used an old fire hose to wrap around the base of the planter?
Not only does the city maintain pretty flowers but homes and
businesses also put on a beautiful flower displays.
Just for fun, here is another ski run in Summer.
Vail has statuary scattered around the town.
A local person told me that people come to Vail for
the Winters but they stay for the Summers.
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