Whispering Pines Cottages On The River
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Yesterday I drove down from Cheyenne to Estes Park in Colorado. Estes Park is the entry point to the Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). I intend to go there tomorrow and drive along the famous Trail Ridge Road to Timber Creek, where there's a camp based on first-come first-served. The highest point on the road is 12,183 feet (or 3713 meters) above sea level. So, we are high up in the mountains, and it gets cold at night. ...
... 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 ...
... box lunches Seth had picked up for us at the Y. We just beat the rain, which had been threatening all through our hike. We headed back to the Y where we got back to work on our crafts in the craft shop. Again, we stayed until closing, but still didn't finish our projects. We then enjoyed a nice Italian dinner at Sweet Basilico's, and headed back "home" so we could get to bed early. Tomorrow we will try an early hike.
... and the dog, very glad to see my family, but pretty sad to have left beautiful Europe and all of our wonderful European friends behind. We've compiled a list of all the reasons we are glad to be back, in contrast to the reasons we love Europe more than the US.
Reasons we are glad to be home:
- Family/friends that live in the US, although perhaps a few of them would be quite taken with Europe as well
- Free bathrooms with ...
... s General Store for some eggs and a little down-home religion. The new owners felt God had directed them to purchase the place with Mrs. Stephenson passed away. Hopefully, they were getting by on lots of prayers, because their prices were so inexpensive that I wasn't sure how they stayed in business. Good for them.
We drove through Kansas, stopping at Wilson State Park to camp for the night. It's only 8 ...
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