With the hockey tournament being over, we had all day Sunday and most of the day Monday to find something to do.
"When in Colorado, go to the mountains."
"Spoken like a true flat-lander."
Estes Park it was. We got up, went to Target to get our picnic lunch, and headed North to Estes.
And, when in Estes, and the park is covered in snow...what do you do? You check out the Stanley hotel...of course!
None of us had ever taken the official Stanley hotel tour....so we signed up.
The tour didn't start for a couple of hours, so we went into downtown Estes to wander around the shops, and grab some lunch.
Finally, it was time to head back up to the hotel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The tour of the hotel was great. It could have been longer (like all day if you ask me)....but it was fun!!!!
Infamous room 217.
I see two little girls in pale blue dresses.
Even the elevator was uber cool!!! :-)
After touring the upstairs levels, we then headed into the basement.
Oh yeah, I volunteered to go into the spooky old tunnel in the basement. No one wanted to, or raised their hands...so I jumped at the chance.
"I need a buddy."
"What?" (giggles from the other tour people)
"I need a buddy. It's spooky in here." (more giggles)
After the tour, we went back into town with two missions in mind.
1) the tshirt I've been trying to get since we first went to Estes quite a few years ago. Success!!! We found it!!! It says "Bring a compass, because it's awkward eating your friends."
2) Coffee, and dessert.
We found a pie shop next door to a coffee shop. (We, of course, bought a piece for the ladies working in the coffee shop.)
You could tell that the mountains were getting weather. In fact, as we walked around Estes with our sunglasses on, and not a cloud in the sky above us.....we were getting snowed on. Talk about pretty!!!
We later found out, on our way home, that the mountain passes back to Denver had rec'd 3-4 inches while we were in Estes. The trip home was a little slower going. :-)
We went back to the hotel, down to the breakfast room, and played cards again into the night. While eating our picnic lunch that we didn't eat (we ended up at the Chicago pizza joint instead), and drinking our bottle of white wine. :-)
One more day left. We were going to have to go home on Monday. :-(
(to be cont)
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