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... stories of our respective runs as we walk towards the Rodeo the smile still present on my face. Back to the hotel a little sleep then a movie in town. We see Maleficent, which is very good, and we end our day in Estes and the last major milestone of our trip.
I'll end the blog here as our trip home is un-eventful. The trip has been (was) amazing, memories that will last a lifetime.
End day eleven.
Had a leisurely breakfast at the lodge sat outside by the river. Headed out to do our first full trail in a national park, called Gem Lake Trail. It was a 4 mile very steep climb but well worth it for spectacular views over Estes Park all the way up and it culminated at a little lake at the top. Sat there for a while and at any one point there were about 3 or 4 chipmunks within ...
... sides. There were actually people tailgating. There was one guy with a full grill set up right by the edge of the road where the elk were. COOKING. I have never seen such a spectacle! I said it was like being at a rock concert!! We end up driving past because there were rangers making the cars keep moving past the elk area and I could see why because there were like 3000 people trying to get shots of the elk which were right there in the ponds!! We ...
... time. The girls and Linda met Seth for lunch at the Rustic Cafe, and then headed over to the Craft Shop, where Seth has been working this summer. He showed us what he does there and gave us a tour of the whole place. We discovered rooms and crafts we didn't even know about when we were here two years ago! We then got busy on some crafts.
Leah started a silk painting using a music ...
... the house, where again there are no curtains. Cian says he can’t get to sleep for watching the moon shine on the water. Our en suite has a steam room in the shower area, and a jacuzzi bath!
The kitchen is seriously space age; the oven makes mine look prehistoric, with it’s built in steam oven! Even the separate hob has an extractor fan that rises from the hob with the touch of a button, on its kitchen island.
It’s just the type of house ...
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