This past week has been fall break in Smalltownland. Meaning that our school system takes a one week break during the first week of October each year. It is our favorite time to take trips, both big and small. This year Secret Agent Man had to fly to Denver for some work related meetings, so the chiclets and I tagged along. So, even though we live in a small town, we do get to experience city life from time to time.
And some fabulous views in Estes Park. This town is also home to the hotel that inspired Stephen King to write, The Shining.
We did some hiking in the El Dorado Canyon area. Each place we went to had gorgeous views.
We didn't miss out on what the city had to offer. Good eats, a little shopping, and the spectacular coffee shops on every corner. My favorite line: Life is short...stay awake for it.
We also took in the King Tut exhibit that is now on display at the Denver Art Museum. A fabulous exhibition of statues, jewelry, art, and many items from Tut's tomb. Toots enjoyed trying on some Egyptian regalia.
We also spent some time at the Rocky Mountain National Park. Secret Agent Man was intent on going to the highest portion of the park.....on this tiny gravel road that was one way. And yes, the drop offs were steep.
But, the views at the top were so worth the crazy drive! It was almost like you could reach up and touch a cloud.