Estes Park

Trip Start Feb 17, 2008
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Trip End Mar 07, 2008


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Friday, February 29, 2008

Kelly arrived on Friday of the second week. We left the airport and headed straight towards the mountains! It's about one hour and thirty minutes from Denver International to Estes Park. Use the toll roads. It's worth the four bucks.
 
Estes Park is perched 7,500 feet high in the Rocky Mountains. Its breathtaking views, quaint village shopping, and easy access to the Rocky Mountain National Park make it a perfect getaway for nature lovers.
 
We stayed at the Stanley. Construction finished in 1909. So we officially stayed at a 99 year old hotel. Perhaps we will go again next year to say we were there for its big 100th birthday. The Stanley has played host to several famous guest, none more famous than Stephen King (ok maybe not more famous but the Stanley did make a profound influence on Stephen!). The story goes that King was writing a novel geared around a haunted amusement park while visiting. But after his stay, he scratched the amusement park from the novel and wrote in a mountain resort hotel (the Overlook hotel)
 
Well, I got sidetracked and haven't added to this in several months now. I actually just finished up my New Orleans blog. I decided it would be better to finish that one up as it would be fresh on my mind. So now I guess I'm just going to try to recall as much as I can.
 
So night one. We went to a little Italian restaurant on the down town strip. It was really good. Strangely it wasn't doing much business. Most people were in the pizza shop next door. Kelly and I don't like crowds anyway.
 
The next day we spent in the Park. I could go on. Little stories about climbing little rocks together. Or just sitting still in the mountains and understanding how small we are. In the end I think the pictures speak for themselves. I hope everyone enjoys them!
 
Until the next adventure!
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