Saturday, July 9, 2011

Estes Park, CO Adventure

During the later part of our stay in Colorado we joined DiAnn (Sheri's mom) and Mike, Michael (Sheri's brother) and Janel, Kerry (Sheri's sister) and Brandon, in Estes  Park to celebrate DiAnn's 70th Birthday.  We stayed in a lovely house outside of town which was well suited for relaxing in the Colorado sun, cooking and dining together and serving a launch pad for day hikes, trips to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), fly fishing, oh... and bear watching!  We were joined several evenings by very large black bear who was keen to join in the festivities, but kept a safe distance (15 feet).  During the day time everyone made the most of the local trails in RMNP and the town of Estes Park.  One day all made a hike at Lumpy Ridge just outside of town.  The time spent was fantastic and the setting couldn't have been better suited for our get together.  We celebrated our last evening together with fajitas on the grill and watching fireworks over Lake Estes.  Thanks to DiAnn for suggesting this adventure, to Kerry and Brandon for serving as local guides and hosts, and to Michel and Janel for making the long drive to Bozeman.

More photos at this link

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