Saturday, August 11, 2012
Our Early August Trip to Colorado and Other Summer Photographs
The Wednesday after turning in grades for my summer classes in Children's Literature, Linda and I drove from Peru, NE, to Boulder, CO.
Our summer began with a trip to Eugene, OR, with Cary and Leah and concluded with our going to Colorado for a couple days to see them.
Wednesday evening, after securing one of the few remaining hotel rooms in Boulder--lessen learned--we ate at outside at a great restaurant on Pearl Street. I enjoyed specially the Pisco Sour and the mussel chowder.
Thursday, after breakfast in Estes Park, Cary drove Linda's new Toyota to Rocky Mountain National Park. Linda and I went along for the ride. I look forward to a return tip to the park, next time with my fly rod.
As I hope the posted photographs illustrate, this national park is spectacular in many places. Next time, we will make sure that we have more time to, among other things, take short hikes at Bear Lake, for example, to visit a couple other beautiful areas such as Alberta Falls.
The next day we spent with Leah and had planned to visit the Denver Zoo or The Colorado Museum of Natural History. First, after breakfast, however, we stopped at a Verizon store to look at a new telephone for Leah.
Well, after three hours, we left with a new phone for each member of the family, so I now learn the ins and outs of my new iPhone--to go with iPad, iPod, and MacBook Pro.
So, fun trips with Linda, Cary, and Leah provided rather wonderful bookends for my summer.
Linda and I began the summer with multiple and enjoyable bike rides to Rush Lake and to Horicon Marsh. The excessive heat, however, put an end to that fun over the final month or so of the summer. But we enjoyed the rides and, when possible, working in the yard and our small gardens.
I collected some of the images from this part of our long, hot, and dry summer. Among other things, this summer at Horicon Marsh, we saw plenty of Yellow-headed Blackbirds, and I managed to get at least one pretty clear shot.
This particular quest for an excellent picture of this bird will continue next summer.