Sunday, August 2, 2009

Estes Park, Colorado

We spent several hours at Mount Rushmore, then we were off again back down south headed toward Rocky Mountain National Park. We drove down south through Wyoming and over to Cheyenne, through Cheyenne and down the freeway toward Denver. We got to Loveland, Colorado around 9 or 10 that night and ended up staying in another motel, because it was so late and we didn't want to set up camp in the dark. We planned on camping more and were prepared for it, but hey we did have one more night of it.

The next morning we were up and driving into Rocky Mountain National Park with a few side trips along the way.

Before I met Dennis, I worked for a summer at a YMCA conferance center outside of Estes Park. I wanted to go back there and see it again. So we were able to drive there and look around a little. It had been about sixteen years since I was there, but it was a fun little trip down memory lane for me. I made some great friends that summer and had some fun experiences. Some things were the same and some were different, they were doing construction and some of the buildings I remembered had been torn down. It was still in it's beautiful setting though surround by the Rocky Mountains.

We also stopped at a tram station and took a ride up a mountain! As you can tell Cade, wasn't too thrilled with the heights!