8/2/09 Our visit to Estes Park
I only worked a half-day on Sunday so I was out of work and home by noon. With Naomi staying with us we decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and go on a little road trip.
Estes (Pronounced S-Tes, not like t-estes) Park was our choice for the day 🙂
Unfortunately upon meeting the friendly Park Ranger stationed in his little booth at the entrance to the park, I found out my information about the freebie was incorrect.
I was prepared for the expense and after all was said and done I can tell you it was money well spent. Below are my oldest Naomi, Hunter and Mylee.
This was a little stream we visited on the way to Estes Park.
Some rock climbing.
Hunter and his furry new friend.
Alvin here was cute and way to tame.
We ate our lunch on the side of a huge rock wall. Our choice,….Subway subs from Estes Park where the $5.00 footlong is $6.00.
The subs taste the same but the thin air allows you to swallow more so you feel fuller 🙂
I had to stop twice, the air is really thin up here.
Mylee made it first and she posed after she conquered the mountain.
My clan minus Krista who is taking the picture.
Ruffles aren’t the only things that have ridges, these ones are pretty cool.
We spotted several elk on the way back out.
One helluva view.
Another beautiful mountain lake.
Notice all of the brown? That my friends is from a devastating little fu*ker called the Pine Beetle. When the beetles finish their trek through this state it will have a much different appearance.
Remember this movie?
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This is the Stanley Hotel, local folk say it’s haunted and it’s also where the movie “The Shining” was filmed. Cool place, it’s free to visit and worth your time if you’re out this way. When we turned onto the dirt road about a 1/4 mile from the cabin we noticed this deer hiding in the woods.
GO ROCKIES, Time to Blunt the Phillies…D