Sunday, July 16, 2017

Off to the Rockies part 1

Friday afternoon, after the car was packed, we set off in the direction of the distant mountains.

Though earlier in the week, rain had been predicted ...

we couldn't have asked for better weather.
Our first stop was Estes Park where we had a cabin arranged for two nights.

After unloading our things, we set off to look around the town ... a very touristy place.

There was a show of vintage cars along the street and loud vintage music playing.
We walked the length of the street, down and back, checking out the cars.

A 1946 Ford

                       A Mustang .....

The hood ornament on a 1978 Corvette

A pretty blue Chevy ...

When I was growing up, we had a Plymouth station wagon with wood panelling...

not this brand but quite similar in color and style.

Seeing this brought back many memories.

And how about the fancy hub caps on this Thunderbird....

We ate dinner at a restaurant in town and this was the view from the lower deck.

There were families of ducks , adults, juveniles, and families with chicks.

Not very easy to get a picture as all including the chicks were diving under water  ...

now you see it, now you don't ... only a round ripple where it once was.

The dinner was good but the servings were HUGE. I was hardly able to make a dent in the large serving, and even taking the remainder back to the cabin, it was just too much for even a second meal.

We returned to our cabin for an evening family video ... something about knights and jousting...
and then to bed to rest up for the next day.


  1. you are certainly seeing the sights.... even if the ducks don't want to co-operate xx Glad you are having a good time xx

  2. Oh Julie, the meals were like that when we went to Australia!!! Love the old cars, what a treat tp see them. Enjoy the next day hiking.

  3. I would guess ANY meal in a restaurant in the States is too filling for you. Don't forget to ask for a Doggy Bag!

  4. Love the cars but I don't think I could park one of those let alone see over the top of the steering wheel.

  5. I love the vintage cars. Yes, serving sizes here are too big. We tend to share a meal, or, plan on leftovers.

  6. This looks like a perfect start to your time in the mountains.