Saturday, October 3, 2015

Sheri's Visit to Colorado

Last weekend Sheri spent a long weekend in Estes Park visiting sister Kerry, Kerry's husband Brandon, and Sheri's dad Jerry.  Sheri has been eager to visit and Brandon and Kerry since they bought a new home late last year in the town of Estes Park.  Their new home is situated right on Fall River and has quick access to Rocky Mountain National Park.  September turned out to be perfect time to visit as the aspens were in peak color.  

During her visit Sheri and Jerry traveled to the town of Nederland, which offered fine views, the chance to go to the famous Dot's Diner and visit the Carousel of Happiness.  The Carousel is right in the center of town in Nederland and is an amazing work of art.  Sheri and Jerry also spent a day in Rocky Mountain National Park, covering the entire park, and crossing the Continental Divide. 

Sheri, Kerry and Brandon did a few short walks together, including a short scramble to Old Man Mountain which is located a short distance from where Brandon and Kerry live.  Old Man Mountain is a a great place to catch sun rise over Estes Park in the east and the distant morning alpenglow on Long's Peak.

The final evening in Estes Park was celebrated with dinner at the Stanlety Hotel.  

Brandon and Kerry were wonderful hosts, Sheri loved the trip to the Stanley, the short hike/scramble/bouldering trips, and the time with them sitting by the river.  Oh, and the cat themed patchwork PJ pants rock Kerry, thank you!

We are both grateful to Brandon and Kerry for the care they are giving Jerry.   Thank you for all that you are doing for him!

The apens along the road to Nederland, CO

Sheri and Jerry in Rocky Mountain National Park

The Carousel of Happiness

Sunrise over Estes Park

Aplenglow on Long's Peak

At the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park

Branon and Kerry at the Stanley Hotel

Sheri and Kerry at the Stanley

John Muir outside his home in Estes Park

Kerry and Sheri in the park

1 comment:

Chris Cander said...

I love it! So glad you went. <3