Colorado :: Day Two

Nell Walking through Grass RMNP Panorama RMNP Sign Nell on top of the Rock Nell Sitting on Wall Over Mtns Green Mountain Side Mountians with Multiple Lakes Nell Climbing Down Rocks Nell on Small Rock Nell on top of Mtn Estes Park Sign Estes Park Sign Nell Elk Elevation 11K Colorful Trees Rocky Mtn Road View Rocky Mtn View 2 Rocky Mtn View Stairs at Shining Hotel Steve and Nell on Wall over Rockies The Shining Hotel Steve Walking to Big Rock Steve the Thinker Steve on Top of the Rock Steve on top of Mtn

Day two was spent exploring Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park. In the national park we were wowed and amazed by the beautiful views at every turn. I took picture after picture but just kept saying to Steve, “there’s no way we will be able to capture the vastness of these mountains in a picture.” Now looking back at my pictures I can say that I was right. These pictures are beautiful but do the Rocky Mountains no justice. Taking turn after turn being surrounded by huge mountains, I couldn’t help but feel like an ant. With the mountains all around; so big and so vast, I felt extremely tiny.

We traveled up to nearly 12,000 feet. Since I had been sick the day before due to the change in altitude, I was a bit nervous about going up to the peak. I felt pressure on my head and could definitely feel the lack of oxygen, but thank goodness there was no sickness involved.

We ended the day at Estes Park. Estes Park is a little town right at the edge of the Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s a small and quaint little mountain town perfect for walking and sightseeing. One of the coolest stops we made in Estes Park was to see the Stanley Hotel. If you’re not familiar with the name you’ll know it from the movie The Shining. It’s the isolated hotel where Jack Nicholson goes to write. It was a little but creepy but very cool.

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