Rocky Mountain National Park
Trip Start May 11, 2012
23Trip End Jun 08, 2012
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So we begin the day watching a colorful air balloon up in the sky over our hotel, before loading up the car and heading for Rocky Mountain National Park. The road curved through mountain passages lined with dense areas of tall dark green pine trees
We turned a curve and we were suddenly in a red rock canyon…undulating walls of jagged copper colored stone, rising high above us, following us along this winding mountain road. And the roadsides were covered with fallen rocks, reminding us that the earth is constantly changing in form and substance. And we followed the railroad tracks, or they followed us, through hills and canyons and over rivers, sometimes below us, sometimes above, reaching to find the centers of commerce or the mines, or the oil tanks.
As we worked our way up into the park, the views were incredible
And on our way down, we were drawn to a group of people looking into a meadow and there, dining on grass and bushes, were 3 large elk…one was not 10 feet from me when I snapped his picture. And he ate on, as if there was no one there.
We checked into our hotel in Denver at 3 PM and 70 degrees, and prepared for the next few days on the road. Raleigh is in our sights, and we have presents and souvenirs for everyone…and Danielle waits anxiously to see what Memere and Pepere brought from their travels.