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The first of our two days off this week we spent at the Hot Sulphur Springs Resort.  We stayed most of the day soaking and relaxing in many of the 24 pools there.  Temps vary from 112 degrees down to the high 90s. Hung out in the hotter pools mostly, it was a clear day but kind of breezy with a bit of a chill in the air.  I did not take the camera but here are a few pictures from their web site.

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That was a great way to spend the day and we were really relaxed when we got back home.  I slept very well.

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Day two we rolled to the visitor center in the sky!  Trail Ridge Rd. into Rocky Mountain National park climbs to over 12,000ft.  The visitor Center is near the top.  The tree line is approximately 11,000ft, above that is where trees do not grow.  It is like a different world.

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I was not alone with a tank of oxygen.  This guy looks like he is worn out!!

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The depth of snow mid winter must be an unbelievable sight here.  The poles surrounding the buildings are how they can tell where the buildings are!!!

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Before long we headed back down.  Was not long before we saw wildlife again.  This Moose was standing in the middle of the road as we rounded one of those 15 MPH curves. we stopped.  After a few minutes she went down the embankment and began grazing.  I got a couple of hurried shots before she continued on her way.  Massive animals the pictures don’t show their size very well.  Almost as big as the Clydesdales!

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Last stop, Grand Lake Lodge

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The historic lodge was a very inviting place, we chose to stay for dinner.

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Rhonda had a Salmon Salad, I had the Buffalo Meatloaf, both were excellent.  The view from Grand Lake Lodge includes the town of Grand Lake, CO, Grand Lake (the lake), Shadow Mountain Reservoir and the surrounding mountains.  This is truly a unique and special place.  The staff at the lodge was quite friendly and I am looking forward to a rainy cold day to go back and soak up some of that fireplace.  A good after dinner drink and a fire, ummmm that would really finish a great day.

So now we are back home, Netflix movie playing while I tap out this post.  Tomorrow will be a few hours painting a few picnic tables.  A camphosts work is never done!

Livin’ the dream here in Colorado.

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