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... stories are chilling.
The devastation was impressive as we drove up in '77. Houses had been turned to matchsticks. Huge boulders strewn everywhere, as if thrown down by the gods on Mount Olympus. Some lost everything. Rebuilding was slow, but eventually the memory faded.
In 2013, another storm brought destruction all the way from Rocky Mountain NP to the Colorado eastern plains. Drake was especially hard ...
... end and the game would go on.
We arrived at the ballpark, got misdirected with regard to parking, ran into a friendly (or maybe just blasť) parking attendant who told us “You were supposed to park over there, but don’t worry about it. Drive down along the inside of those cones and park under that bridge.” This advice put us about 500 yards closer to the stadium entrance than we should have been, given the space ...
... to walk along to see if the marmots were there, whereupon Miles pointed out a large herd of elk which were grazing and sleeping on the other side of the path . They were admittedly a little further away but I'm not sure how we hadn't spotted them! He was very proud of himself.
The marmots too were not really up to standard today - a long way off and too busy to pose ...
... plenty of squirrels and chipmunks as well. The “I spy" ploy really never worked, but the Pika sighting helped tremendously. At the Alpine Visitor’s center we browsed the wildlife exhibits, marveled at a huge snow bank that was still on the porch between the VC and the café/gift shop, and then started climbing a stone staircase from the parking lot to a neighboring peak. Will had already said that he was feeling a little altitude sickness (we ...
... the Atlantic Ocean and any water to the west flows out to the Pacific Ocean. We carried on and stopped for lunch at a town called Grand Lakes which was absolutely beautiful. The town sits on the shore of a large lake which is pretty grand. Might be how the town got its name me thinks. It had a beautiful mountain backdrop and seemed to be popular with boaties. We had lunch outside, beside the lake, before hitting a local ice cream shop. I had a peanut butter-cup flavoured ...
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