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... in front of their stores. After photographing some historical buildings, I did return to the Rapids Inn for dinner. It is over 100 years old and sits by a beautiful creek which feeds Grand Lake. Just perfect!
Thanks to Wayne and his big camera lens for most of the photos. On over Rabbit Ears Pass to Steamboat Springs with my fingers-crossed that the Honda is okay.
This morning we slept in a little. I think the excitement of the trip, combined with the high altitude and fresh air and exercise has worn us out a little, and as we slow down and relax we realize we aren't as young as we used to be!! We checked out of our motel and headed down town for a cup of coffee on the river walk. Love, Love, Love this place. Most of the shops were still closed, but we sat outside and enjoyed the view of the river. Then we headed toward the park, ...
... but who knows? Maybe they think the Clark's Nutcracker hibernates in the winter and the chipmunk builds hay piles.
We ate dinner at a different Italian restaurant--a much more successful endeavor than last night--where we got a table outside on the deck by the river. We finally rolled into the hotel at nearly 9 p.m., 12 and a half hours after we left.
Tomorrow we'll visit a few sites in the lower elevations of the park, and ...
Needless to say after a day of workshops, a very boring afternoon I may say, I hopped the hotel shuttle for the airport. I didn't have much to eat during the day as there wasn’t much gluten free food and I was anxious for dinner and a cappuccino. Security was empty so I rushed thru to get to the food only to find that I was on the far end of the airport in a very small wing. There was only one vendor with pre-made sandwiches, some bananas and canned sodas. GURR! ...
... into the traveling way of life by then to relax and not have so many plans! I do hope to go to Tasmania though, and then hopefully New Zealand! But, you never know... I'll just have to see how it goes!
Until then, I have other thing to do now so I will continue this blog when the time to begin arrives!
Looking forward to it, Heidi