Friday, August 23, 2013

A great week with friends

Some friends from home spent this past week with us. 
We had great weather and kept busy with sightseeing, 
hiking, an outdoor concert and shopping. 
Let me share a few photos.

Adams Falls
Bighorn Sheep

Great scenery
All four of us
St. Malo's Chapel

 After staying at The Stanley Hotel, 
Stephen King wrote "The Shining". 
Part of the TV mini-series was filmed here.
The Stanley Hotel

One day on a hike near Alberta Falls, 
this bull elk stepped out in front of us - maybe 20 feet away! 
bull elk 

We saw many of the Plein Artists. 
Competition painting has been going on for over a week.

Plein Artist at Bear Lake


What's next? 

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge (2nd largest bicycle race in world), Stage 6, goes thru Estes Park tomorrow. That means a few thousand extra people will be around! We will be on foot all day - and hope we can see some of the bicyclists.

Yesterday we reconnected with a friend from a few years ago! Hope to find a time for a longer visit.

There are a number of events/concerts coming up that we plan to attend. 

And there's lots more hiking. As John Muir said, "The mountains are calling and I must go."

Eye Spy:
Black Bear - 1 
Big Horn Sheep
Many small creatures!


  1. Oh how we wanted to see some elk and big horn sheep when we were in RMNP 3 years ago! How wonderful that you got to see some.

    That sunset is gorgeous!

    Hope you see some bicyclists tomorrow.

  2. Hubby's uncle is a Plein air painter. He lives in an RV full time. Love all the animals in the pictures.

  3. It sure sounds like you are really enjoying you time here in Colorado. You got some lovely photos. Hope you had a great weekend!



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