On top of the world

I’m too tired tonight to describe our day.  We started out before 9:00am and got back to the hotel around 5:00pm.  We went up to what, for me so far, is the top of the world.  We were up beyond 12,000 feet.  It’s hard to breathe up there.

We saw plenty of mountains and some wildlife including chipmunks, various squirrels, marmots, pikas, and elk.  The wildflowers are still blooming and adding a lovely touch of color.

(From the Alpine Visitor’s Center on Trail Ridge Road.)

We did some hiking, a little here and there.  Grand total was maybe 3-4 miles.  Mostly we traveled by car along the Old Fall River Road and Trail Ridge Road.  It gave us a great overview (literally!) of this part of Rocky Mountain National Park.

(Too lazy exhausted to find my notebook & look up where this was.)

All the exercise we’ve had at higher altitudes than the Bogs has changed me considerably.  The dry air has added to those changes.  I’ll show you:

(Ha!)

Dinner tonight sucked.  I’ll deal with that at TripAdvisor when I get home.  If anyone has any recommendations for decent food in Estes Park, Colorado, I’d appreciate it if you’d leave me a note about it.  So far, it hasn’t been good.

And on that note, I’m off to bed.  ‘Night!


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(098:  Akron art.  Photo © 2009 by Robin)