First, a quick hello to fellow Platform Campaigners! I'll be doing a quick intro tomorrow and will begin visiting blogs then, as well.
For today's Wordless Wednesday, how about a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, here in Colorado?
This was taken in fall of 2009. I wouldn't have this and my other Estes Park/Rocky Mountain National Park photos if I hadn't uploaded a few to Facebook since, sadly, some jerk stole my camera on Halloween night and I hadn't moved the photos off the SD card yet. Sob. I learned a valuable lesson about being sure to empty the card as soon as I'm able, though, considering I also lost my son's first Halloween performance at school, plus a ton of other photos.
2009 was the first I'd ever visited Estes Park and Rocky Mtn. Ntl. Park, though I'd heard of them for ages. Stephen King fans may know that the Stanley Hotel from The Shining is in Estes Park. Estes Park is a gorgeous place to visit in the fall when the aspen leaves are changing color, though you have to catch it just right, because everything starts shutting down for winter at the beginning of October. We went a little too late the first year, but made up for it the second year. I got to see my first elk in Rocky Mountain National Park that first year, and it was fantastic! The non-animal scenery was truly breathtaking, though. Mountains, trees, lakes, deep blue sky. Definitely a place worth visiting at least once. Plus, there are these awesome cherry stores you can visit on the way into town that sell fresh cherry cider and other cherry goodies. YUM! We got this cherry filled chocolate that I still dream about.
This particular lake is the one my poor baby girl fell into on a hike. Let me tell you, the mountains in September and October are quite brisk. As you can see, there's snow up there. And what do you think the source of water is up in the mountains? Yeah, snow melt. Poor baby girl was a popsicle by the time we got her to the car! She still loved it out there, though. Shew.
May you find your Muse.