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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wandering around Estes Park

     There are hundreds of these little ground squirrels running around the campground.  They pop up out of innumerable holes and squeak.  As you can imagine, it is a most aggravating environment in which to take Baxter for a walk.  Today we made a short excursion back to RMNP.  We went just far enough to visit the sheep lakes and listen to the ranger expound in some detail regarding the elk and the sheep.  It was not the right time or season to expect to see any of either, but the scenery was pleasant.  On the way back into town to do a bit of exploring I took the pictures below of an idyllic home site.  You could fish from your deck!

     What do you think?  Would that deck be suitable for happy hour?  We then drove into town and stopped for a couple of ice cream cones...Oreo cheesecake and mocha almond fudge in homemade waffle cones...not bad on a July day.  We then wandered up the hills south of town to have a look at Lake Mary.  If you look closely on the right hand side of the picture, you'll see a large, red-roofed lodge on top of a ridge line.  Location, location, location.
     On the way home we came across a herd of alpacas.  I couldn't resist taking their picture.
     So, it was just another lazy day in the high country with no need for air conditioning.  Life is good.
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