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Colorado 2010

the rest of my family had been planning on going to colorado for some time now
Lindsay was out there for a work conference
and Kelsey stopped in Denver on his way back from Las Vegas
with my job, I never expected to get to go
but at the last minute I was able to fly out and join the rest of the family for a few short days of vacation and sightseeing

here are a few pictures...

Flying to Colorado


Landed in Denver
Mom and I had an adventure going downtown to pick up Lindsay and Kelsey


Driving across the Rocky Mountains



We Ran into a lot of road work


Driving through one of the tunnels


entering the Rocky Mountain National Park


people skiing on a snowy patch in RMNP


Looking out the window in RMNP


This is as far as Kelsey would go
we we're at about 12,000 feet above sea level


I ventured out further


and other's went even further


Then we got stuck in traffic cause they were working on the roads
so we had our picnic inside the car
and we waited for well over an hour before we could start our trek down the mountain


cheese and crackers
on my lap



panorama made on my iphone


panorama numero dos


Lindsay taking pictures of the snow



back down in the valley where the elk were resting


Close up of the elk


Then it was off to Anderson Camps to see where Mom and Casey are working for the summer


A view from camp
This is "Sleeping Indian"
named because the rock formation looks like an indian sleeping


a view of the camp and the horse fields


This is Bob, my horse
he took me up the mountains
and man was I sore when I got off


Riding up the mountain


Casey, working in the kitchen
as the Camp Dishwasher


another of his duties is to sell stuff at the Camp Store
Jamison is his co-worker


Hanging out in Mom's cabin


up the road from Anderson Camps is a bison farm


and further up the road is Sweetwater Lake Resort


Where they make the worlds best pie
we had to call ahead and reserve an apple pie because they go so fast



and while you eat your pie you can watch the hundreds of humming birds


and my short vacation ended with snow as we drove back to the Denver airport

rebel cookie monster

this cracked me up