Travel Blogs from Estes Park
Compared to other journeys, had a short 1.5 hour drive to our little lodge haven at the foot of Rocky Mountain National Park. We checked in with Mike, who has been running the place for 5 years, and his beautiful dog Bella (half black Labrador, half whippet and with a love for chasing chipmunks). Mike told us about the different trails we could do in the national park and from our own back garden. This is the first self catering place we have stayed in since ...
... somehow. But not much I can do to change it so we are just trying to make the best of it all.
Anyway the drive up the Old Fall River Road was really an eye opener for me. Usually when Jym and I have traveled to mountainous areas we always encounter like minded people who are all there to appreciate nature and the beauty and very friendly. This is NOT that experience for me at all. Maybe it is that there is such a ridiculous amount of people in ...
... 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 interstate, but a wonderful respite from hours and hours and hours on I-70. It sits on a lake and is a lovely place to take a break after nearly 12 hours of driving.
On to Estes Park, getting caught in just a little bit of traffic outside Denver and moving through Boulder. We were meeting Mark's brother, Mike and his family. Mike was going to run his first marathon at Estes Park. Average race elevation -- ...
Usually I'm a last minute packer, as in a-few-hours-before-leaving type. But my last few trips I've cleaned my house and had everything packed a few days before. It certainly helps with Colorado weather switching to cold unsuspectingly, so all my hot weather clothes I'm packing aren't needed.
The forecast for Las Vegas is Sunny 75-90 during the days and dropping to 57-63 at night, as well as the casinos typically at a cool 60 degrees at all times.
I had ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting