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Travel Blogs from Winter Park
Flew out of Austin after work - son CK gave us first class chauffeur service including carrying our baggage. Flight from Austin to Denver on Frontier Airlines was fine (they gave out chocolate chip cookies - yum!). Once we hit the Denver airport we got a van ("Home James' company) which drove us from Denver to Winter Park - about an hour and a half …
... it is great to see you again after all these years.
And in case you are wondering about the subtle Union Jack which makes an appearance in the photo, it is not just in our honour (!), but Devin is English too, despite the accent!
Off now to climb a mountain to watch ...
... awful climbing conditions. After an extended trip of gale force gusts in the Wind Rivers, we weren't as stoked to embark on another sufferfest as we would normally be.
The lower elevation climbing area of Lumpy Ridge sits just above the town of Estes Park, so
we changed plans and headed there for a good day of climbing. Lumpy ...
... coming in and out. :)
My plan for Sunday was to have breakfast with Carol and her family, do laundry, hike a bit in Chautaugua Park, then go for my horseback riding lesson around 5PM. Carol's neighbor, Don, and his wife, Anne, were to join us for breakfast but Anne was sick with stomach flu. We ended up talking until after noon about climate change, the Higgs boson discovery, India, art, Boulder history... It was a very pleasant morning. Don had a ticket for the ...
I bombed in to use the facilities [ and purchase an apple, some water and a box of Everlasting Gobstoppers ] plus some sweat pants. You see, my sleeping bag is bust and won't zip up anymore and I'm getting tired of sleeping in my jeans and then having to retire that pair till we hit a laundry stop. It's arseaching and I'm sick of it. So some sweat pants give me something warm to sleep in that will hopefully make up for the busted bag.
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services