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From the January 2019 magazine.

The sweet side of the mountain

Way up in the lofty peaks of Colorado high country, was a meeting two city gals won’t soon forget

One summer, my girlfriend and I went on a relaxing, serenity-filled week for a much-needed retreat to a bed-and-breakfast in the backcountry mountains of Colorado. The aspen and snow-covered mountain peaks surrounded this secluded forest getaway. It was a lovely time for us, just what we needed from our busy city lives, away from phones and computers. Both being in AA, we needed to find a meeting where we were staying.

We heard of a meeting in a nearby mining town about 20 minutes away. It was a tiny town that consisted of a railroad track with a couple of blocks of run-down storefronts and a few dirt roads off the main drag that paralleled the railroad tracks.

-- K.W.

Tucson, Arizona

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