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In the Colorado Mountains

Hello from the Rocky Mountain National Park just above Estes Park Colorado. IMG 8824

We’ve been on the move since the last update. We arrived in Denver at my cousin Jamie and Jeff’s mid afternoon last Sunday with clouds and finally rain near sunset allowing us to soak up some cold weather as we make our way towards what seems like inferno Phoenix weather in the coming week. Jamie and Jeff were gracious to allow us to park in their driveway for two nights. Having never meet Jeff, it was great to spend time with both of them. They have a lush home SE of down town near the University of Denver with a great back yard for entertaining. Neely really liked it. They gave us a tour of the neighborhood hitting local restaurants along the way. IMG 8812Labor Day marked our first serious exercise in over a month when we hiked Windy SaddleIMG 8832Park west of Denver. The biking and hiking trails were busy with the cloudy weather making it a good day for hiking. An excellent dinner under the stars later in the day with another cousin Jack B joining us.

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Tuesday we cruised north to Fort Collins for lunch and then back to LovelandIMG 8852 where our youngest nephew Nick lives. We found a great RV park up Big Thompson canyon towards Estes to stay the night. Later we went in to Loveland and had dinner with Nick and then over to his Mom’s Kelly and Sonny.

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Riverview RV park turned out to be very nice with our campsite right on the river. Camp came complete with squirrels tIMG 8857o entertain Neely and Frankie. Traffic is way down after Labor Day, Riverview was only 30% full. Nice change.

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Today we motored up Big Thompson Canyon to Estes Park for lunch and some shopping. The falls pictureIMG 8862was taken on the drive up. Some areas are narrow canyons which had aIMG 8869a huge flash flood about 30 years ago. Everything has been redeveloped since.

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Estes Park sets lake side with a big shopping area and this cool old theater on the small river that flows through the downtown area.

This afternoon we landed in a campground near the entrance to the park. In the picture below the poleIMG 8872a fence is the park boundary making it easy to take a walk in the park. Cold and raining as we call it a night.

Thursday morning… Rain again this morning and low of 50. We’re off to drive over the pass in the Rocky Mountain Park and then down to Gunnison IMG 8880for our over night stay. I think the cold weather is here to stay. Maybe heading south will keep us a little warmer. We continue soaking the cold weather. Hope it helps…

Until the next Update


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