Estes Park, Colorado

We drove to Estes Park , CO A beautiful town about an hour southwest of Ft. Collins and a stones throw from Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP).   As you can see every turn was a postcard picture of the still snowy mtns.  The temps were in the 60s, low humidity with a very cold wind. I should have been dressed more like Eileen. I needed long pants and a sweatshirt. You can always left click to enlarge photo.

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They were having a Scandinavian Festival and the place was packed with tourists (including the three of us). DSCN8841 DSCN8828

We took the River Walk into town from the Visitor’s Center.

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As you can see from the above picture Max took time out of his day to count the sandbags lining one of the businesses along the River Walk. Due to the river over flowing at times many establishments have sandbags in reserve for emergency use. The river was moving very fast, so we were surprised to see a man throwing a stick in the river for his Lab to retrieve. He did this countless times and the Lab never got tired. He would jump in retrieve the stick, then swim down stream maybe 25 yards before being able to reach the shore and climb out.

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We saw the The Stanley Hotel where the movie The Shining with Jack Nicholson was filmed.

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Spent the rest of the afternoon going in and out of the tourist shops that lined main street. DSCN8826

Max kept staring at this sign. I wonder why? Max was a hit with everybody we met. If we have time we would like to go back to Estes Park during the week when it’s less crowded.

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