Thursday, July 24, 2014

On the Road: Colorado

We just got back from a cousin gathering in Estes Park, Colorado.  It was our first time seeing my sister and her family in two years and our first time seeing our cousin and hers in 13 - a very relaxing trip and a great chance to reconnect with our broader clan.  It was also our daughter's first time in the Rockies.

A couple of recommendations:
  •  We stayed at Glacier Lodge, a lovely guest ranch.  SK Horses, based on the property, gives guided horseback tours, very accommodating for beginners and near-beginners.  Programmed activities are minimal and low key - a soda shop on Monday night, s'mores on Tuesday.
  • With several excellent cooks in our group, we ate most of our meals in but we did have a most enjoyable lunch at Smokin' Dave's BBQ & Taphouse.  I had the Hot Hog Smoked Sausage - a great choice though, true to form, My Wife's Catfish Po' Boy was probably better.
For all of you, a few photos from our adventure:




12 comments:

  1. Your photos are lovely. I'm glad you had a good time.

    Love,
    Janie

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  2. Beautiful.
    Especially the very last one, yum !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. The West is certainly beautiful. I recognized some of the local squirrel species from your photos, parsnip.

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    1. Yeah, he was a cutie. There were loads around but he was the only one who let me get close enough for a decent photo.

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  4. I love the little rabbit and the roasting marshmallows.

    We found out we were pregnant, some eleven years ago, during a trip to Estes Park. Fond memories. So happy your family enjoyed it.

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    1. That's a great memory. Funny, we were just reminiscing about our pregnancy nearly eleven years ago, too. Our daughter's been to Europe, but only in utero. We both got a nasty stomach bug on that trip. The Penguin asked if it was worse for Mom because she was sick for two - ha, ha, ha...

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    2. She's got a sense of humor. :)

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    3. She's getting there. I'm not sure she fully grasped the humor in what she'd said.

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  5. Gorgeous scenery. We'll be heading in that general direction in about 3 weeks to start the house hunting...

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    1. The big move! I do wish you the best of luck.

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