Hi Loyal Readers,
I just got back from a very quick trip to central Colorado to deal with some family matters. I haven’t been to Denver since I was born there (my parents left Denver when I was just one year old). I must say, Colorado is a beautiful state. Denver is sort of like Seattle, only with not quite so many wacko drivers, and much drier. I visited Boulder and Estes Park (the Santa Barbara of the hills) before driving through Rocky Mountain National Park. I am still amazed at the stunning scenery, both the rolling hills and meadow of Denver to the peaks and rock of the Rocky Mountains!
The wildlife was very lively as well (maybe that’s why they call it wildLIFE?) Above the tree line on the open tundra along the ridge, three elks made a showing as they grazed on the flowers. I really think the elks came toward the road to laugh at the traffic jam they would create. Tourists will do anything to get a picture, including stopping in the middle of the road suddenly without warning because the woman screamed Elk! Anyway, I actually parked, changed lenses and walked to where the elk was to get the below picture. Yes, I am a nice obedient tourist that is considerate of others.
More pictures to come as I process them!