Seriously . . . is this not the cutest puppy you ever saw? Meet Maisy . . . our youngest.
And Boomer . . . he's so pretty, even though he could use a good bath after running around in the mud . . .
Erv and I loaded up the SUV with our two dogs and some extra jackets (okay, Erv loaded up the SUV) and drove up to one of our favorite spots to visit: Estes Park, CO, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park is a charming little town at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. That is where The Stanley Hotel is located.
The Stanley is where the inspiration for the movie The Shining was gleaned (eek!). The story goes that Stephen King wrote the outline of the story while staying there with his wife.
We are so fortunate to live so close to one of the most beautiful national parks in the country.
I love this shot . . .
And it was so pretty in this area (wish you could see this in person . . . it's so much prettier!) . . .
And this area was very cool . . . we were heading up Trail Ridge Road (the road that takes you from Estes Park, over the Rocky Mountains, to Grand Lake, CO). The road was closed further up, due to snowy weather. I really liked this shot because where we had pulled over, there was no snow on the ground. Then just ahead and into the bend in the road, the weather had changed.
I took over 200 pictures that day. And finally, on our way home before leaving Estes, we took the puppies to a dog park for a good run . . .