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The famous Rocky's!! We arrived at 5pm expecting no chance of a camp spot at any one of the 4 campgrounds but WOW they all had vacancy! Our first night was at Timbercreek, only 20 of the 100 sites were taken. The next morning was freezing, our temp gage in our car read ICE!! We left our water bottles on the picnic table and they froze, even our chairs had frost on them. We met a really nice guy called Andy ...
... a DELICIOUS breakfast of smoked salmon with cream cheese scrambled eggs. Yum! Afterwards we began our journey on Trail Ridge Road, the road in the park that goes over the continental divide. It is the highest continuously paved road in the country. It became a wonderful 4 hour excursion, stopping at scenic overlooks and taking very short hikes off the road. One stop was the Alluvial Fan, which was a fan shaped mass of boulders where a dam had broken in the 1980's and ...
... head back to Denver. We fly home on Saturday.
I've uploaded a good many pictures, and I put most of the field notes in the captions. Some of the animal pictures need enlarging, and I don't seem to have software that will do that effectively; may have to post them in my returned home entry in a few days.
Addendum: The restaurant where we ate is called Sweet Basilico, and I can recommend it highly. I had a chicken, artichoke, ...
... to blog but then the battery started dying and the outlets didn’t work. Oh well, I got to read the book I’d brought along "Packing For Mars".
Thunderstorms were once again in the Denver area when we took off but by the time we arrived they had moved off to the east and traffic was going again. Lightning was flashing and the ride was bumpy but we made it.
Dale was there to pick me up at the curb and we were soon headed up to ...
... please allow me to apologize for the delay in getting this blog underway.
While it may seem like a long time since you have heard from your wayward children and friends, in the week or so that has passed since they left, we have been up to our ears in activity and adventure.
For me, it seems like an eternity since we picked up the Percolators (the name they have given themselves) at the airport in Denver. In reality, it ...