Warning: this post has a ridiculously large number of photos.
This past week has had some spontaneous fun. We started with a last-minute trip to Estes Park to meet our friends from South Dakota who were going to camp at Rocky Mountain National Park. Because it was such a last-minute plan, John could only take about a day and a half off, so we had just under 24 hours in Estes, but we made the most of it. It was also John's birthday, so he got to have it off and enjoy himself in the mountains.
Wandered around the beautiful, historic Stanley Hotel.
F.O. Stanley created the Stanley Steamer
The Music Room
From the back
Hubby & me
Hubby & ClayGuy
Hubby & the Comedian
Me and the boys
Bought some birthday cookies downtown. Perfect reflection for a self-portrait.
Celebrated hubby's birthday with enormous cookies
And delicious local cider
Shot some elk
Had breakfast at the Egg & I the next day
Visited with South Dakota friends
and Colorado friends
Picked up a satellite on the way home
We packed a lot into that day and a half and we had a terrific time doing it!