Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer Starting Early

by Maggie Sefton

Hi, Everyone----Sorry to be later than usual in posting this Tuesday morning.  I had family visiting since Saturday, and it's been non-stop running around since then.  Yesterday, we were in the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park enjoying the gorgeous scenery.  Once we returned, there was another visit to my 92-year old mother at her living facility then off to dinner which ran later than usual.  By the time we returned, we were so tired we simply went to sleep.  :)  Sometimes, having fun can be exhausting.

If any of you are scheduling a vacation or even a business trip to Denver or Northern Colorado, you should definitely treat yourselves---and your senses---to a side trip to Rocky Mountain National Park.  The mountain views are spectacular.  There are scores of scenic hikes, easy and challenging, lots of great campgrounds everywhere, activities arranged by the Park Rangers going on all day and evening, too.  And wildlife viewing is everywhere present.  There's even the great little "village" of Estes Park right on the edge of the park (you drive through it on the way to both park entrances) which is filled with little cafes, shops of every descriptions, European-style lodges, and lots of picnic and relaxing spots in park-like areas beside rushing creeks and rivers.  Believe me, you won't regret visiting.

Are you planning any summer trips?