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... relief really. As soon as we got to the thicker snow Ann and I became targets of the snowballing Granny, and when we seeked revenge an arms truce was quickly negotiated.
Along the way we were also accosted by a squirrel, a chipmunk, a boule ( or was it a voule, either way a little furry mouse thing) and a Stella Blue jay. All of which were happy to parade around for photographs for as long as we wanted.
At Emerald Lake the snow and wind picked up but it only added to ...
... which is the highest highway in the United States. We got up above the tree line to nearly 12,000 feet. We stopped at the visitor center there and it was pretty cold! You could definitely feel the altitude also as some of us felt a little funny in our heads. We later learned that up there the snow drifts can get as high as 35 feet! The road is closed in the winter (obviously). The latest the ...
Our original plans Tuesday morning were to get up and head to Moab, Utah. But with the slight problem of Ol Bess (what we decided to call the little red Corolla) deciding to die at the most in-opportune times, we decided to hunt down a local mechanic and beg for help. I couldn't fathom trying to re-trace our route with no place to pull off if Ol Bess chose a blind curve to die on.
We found a great mechanic who ran his ...
... had 6 grad school applications due on December 15th.
Needless to say, we are happy to be relaxing and cozy up at my Dads house in Estes Park. My sister, Amanda, gets here today with her boyfriend and we will be spending a Merry Little Christmas together with my Dad, Linda, Dylan, Leyah, Shaddow and our dog, Champ.
We leave for Lima, Peru on December 29th for our South ...
... to actually hear the REAL elks bugling??? RUDE. Finally we moved on down the road but could still here them. Then to get in the last dig they finally left, got in their car and drove right past us…still bugling!! Where is the peace and serenity of the mountains I am craving?? Surely not available anywhere on the weekend in this place. We are hoping to get up super early tomorrow and make our way to the lake hikes…Nymph, Dream and ...