Castle Mountain Lodge
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... with pumpkin risotto and roasted pumpkin seeds. We went back to the room and started watching 'The Shining', which plays on a continuous loop on the hotel TVs. Maybe because I was already reading the book, but I didn't find it that scary. We got part way through and turned it off to sleep. It took me so long to fall asleep. I was getting so hot under the covers, but I didn't want to expose any body parts in case a ghost touched me :). I was feeling a ...
... Then came lightning. We sped back to our car. More lightening strikes, then more. Being back in the car 20 minutes later felt wonderful. We began driving. The Trail Ridge road from that point took sharp curves back down to lower elevations..curves without curbs. A few minutes into the curves down, a full thunder-lightening storm began raging. The road looked like a river. We saw lightning bolts that struck sideways, literally from one end of ...
We made it to Estes Park, Colorado in time for the annual parade. Armed with coffees and cinnamon buns we watched the many Rodeo Queens wave graciously to the onlookers. It was like any other small town Alberta parade, which was a nice feeling.
Rod was in need of a haircut and after trying to get in to one of the Main Street hairdressers, were advised to try the barber up the hill, behind the red door. The shop was only 8 feet wide and maybe ...
... It was so refreshing to actually talk to 2 normal people who were just there like we were to enjoy the simple nature and beauty around them. I was losing all hope for humanity on the way up that hill truly. So it was a much needed jolt to help us get past all the litterbugs and tundra walkers on the way back down.
We finally got out of the park and into the room at 3:30 and we then took a nap! Jym was so exhausted from all the harrowing ...
... and an Air Force honor guard
put on a good show.
And then it was time for lunch, what else but Haggis. It was
my first time and will likely be my last. My understanding of authentic Haggis
is that it’s a mix of ground mixed sheep’s innards, among which lights (lungs)
are very prominent, and oatmeal stuffed into a sheep’s stomach and steamed.
Anyway, what I ate tasted a lot like chopped liver. Never again!
I saved the best for ...