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Travel Blogs from Winter Park
Every other time we tried to do the Trail Ridge Road, we stopped too many times and only made it half way. This time we got up earlier, stopped less before the Alpine Visitor Centre and made it!
Great wildlife spots today. One was a whole herd of elk which crossed the road in front of the car. The squeaking of the babies was amazing and they were really hungry too - demanding milk from ...
... of 18 homes that are rented out, again, much like a luxury yacht charter.
Most memorable was Dean’s comment that Paula was his best employee ever. Back in the day, Paula was a trained chef, but also a “yacht-trained” stewardess. With this cleaning skill and attention to detail, Paula worked for Dean cleaning luxury homes and skiing as much as her free time would allow.
We only had a short drive to meet with ...
... were no guard rails. Climbing higher we passed through the “tree line” onto the treeless alpine tundra which has a beauty all of its own. At 11,796 feet above sea level we reached the “Alpine Visitor Center” where there was information on that part of the park
and a gift shop. Immediately outside the Visitor Center there was a trail that led further up the mountain to the peak at 12, 005 feet above sea ...
... Mount Evans at the very top of the list. Perhaps we should take a closer look. As we approach the Mount Evans welcome center, I'm secretly hoping it'll start snowing, or blowing ferociously, or otherwise keeping me down here where it's safe, comfortable and not the least bit threatening. We arrive at the welcome center, and the Forest Service ranger discourages us from going up. Yessss! "I've been waving off bikers all day," he tells us. ...
... several times. Manuel and Chavo cook the meat. Sabina had baked Linda a cake, after we eat we light a candle on the cake and sing Happy Birthday to Linda. It is now around 7 pm, the sky starts looking really dark, like a storm is coming on. It does rain a little on us, but only for a short while. Chavo, Linda and the kids head home. It was such a fun day, the only bummer is that Chavito could not join us because he had to work :(. Manuel and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking