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... is a perfect place for a family reunion.
My friend Wayne joined me for the first week. After settling in, we wandered to the Thursday night ice cream social where two of the camp hosts served. They were a couple in their 80's; he had been the sheriff in Monterrey, California for 30 years and was mostly working with the horses at the resort. Our bowls of two large scoops of ice cream were $2 each. Saturday we joined a large ...
... sky to the other, bolts that flashed so quickly in succession that they looked like blinking neon, and others that travelled in straight lines from black clouds down to valleys a mile below us. Crazy, but Nay and I found the storm exhilarating. We rated each lightning bolt we saw and laughed and laughed. Then came a pounding sound on the car roof..LOUD. A hail storm! Large hail.....some the size of dimes..bouncing off the car, off the road, off ...
What a good day. Up late and then off to the park for a couple of walks. We went to the Holzworth historic site, where the first settler built his cabin in 1902 as part of the homestead act which gave 160 acres to folk in an attempt to populate the west. He disappeared without trace in1911 and a German family moved in from Denver. They'd had a restaurant and boarding house, but prohibition and the war forced them to move. The site was just about as it was when sold ...
... our hike, we drove to the Alpine visitor’s center. We stopped at the Continental Divide to take pictures.
At the visitor’s center, we saw a huge elk complete with huge antlers! It was grazing in a field. It was slowly moseying its way along to the road. Along the road it must have gotten pooped from walking with the antlers or something because it plopped down and ...
... collection of red sandstone monoliths. It could be a scene from Utah or Arizona. The rocks erupt out of the landscape and are a beautiful rusty red color. The park is full of locals, hiking the trails or climbing the rocky towers. It was fun to watch the technical climbers “summiting” the structures.
Back to the site for an early meal as we have lots of errands in the morning before a tedious journey towards Texas.
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