Dripping Springs Resort
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... in the morning). Stopped there and checked out wildlife exhibits & the nice restrooms.
Just as we left the park, we saw a huge bull elk beside the road with large rack of antlers. Got a couple good pictures of him.
Stopped at Safeway for lunch & breakfast food & snapped a picture of the impressive Stanley Hotel that sits above Estes Park. Historic hotel was setting for the scary movie, "The Shining". ...
... of snow around.
I spot a few marmot making the most of the green grass. Nest its back into Estes park to set up camp for the night. Its looking like the weather is going to turn nasty. There is some huge rumbles of thunder and big bolts of lightning. Its starts to rain, but stops just as quick. Lucky for me its doesnt rain again so i am saved form getting wet in the tent.
A fox casually strolls past us with his fresh kill. He doesnt seem bothered by all the campers.
... cabins were on our right. I went into the office while Will,with the kids and the camper, waited in one of the elongated parking spaces that are in front of any respectable campground. I paid the remaining balance of $70 for our two nights. We had already paid $50 for a deposit over the phone. I did request a premium site to ensure we were near the restroom, but this is THE MOST we have ever paid for a campsite.....besides the Fort Wilderness campground in Disneyworld, which ...
... but good reviews for the thing. Strange little place it was, but great view of the Rockies behind us. After a few pints and a disappointing dinner for Stef, time for bed.
We opted for a 2 hour ride, which again was too long. We both hadn't ridden a horse in about 20 years and were totally unaware of how physical it is. Not to mention how much they smell! My horse was well known for being slow, and so they put me last in line behind Stef and her flatulent ...
... for a little while; thereby taking some great footage of boring straights, the ground and of me having a roadside wee-stop (okay, he claims it was accident that he was recording me watering a tree). Anyway, he got it sorted and got some really great footage that we will post hopefully tonight or tomorrow.
We elected to stop in Leadville for a coffee, and then upgraded the break to a light-lunch given the 1105-ish time ...