Day 16 Gratitude

Day 16 – It’s Sunday morning. The sky is blue and the air was crisp and cool when I took Sutton out for his morning visit to the park (potty time). Last evening was a first: we picked up dinner (Jumbo veggie burrito and basket of fries) from Sagebrush and took it to RMNP. The first picture below was my view for dinner. Alex biked in Winter Park again and we checked out an arts/crafts show in GL’s downtown park. Today Alex is going to kayak in Grand and Shadow Mountain Lakes. Our plan is to get takeout (probably Grand Pizza) and find another nice picnic area in RMNP (pictures to be posted later).

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the recent death of Anthony Bourdain. Alexandrea and I started watching “No Reservations” then “The Layover” on the Travel Channel. We then followed Bourdain to CNN with “Parts Unknown.” Originally I liked the show for its global review of food, but came to love his holistic coverage of each location’s culture, which was always fair, interesting, and entertaining. Obviously didn’t know him personally, but I always felt like he gave viewers an honest view of himself and it seemed like he lived life on his terms. Honestly, “Parts Unknown” was one of our favorite shows and we will miss it as well as him. RIP, Mr. Bourdain.

Day 11 Gratitude

Another easy and relaxing couple of days. Below are some pictures of our home away from home. We love this place! We are on the main strip of the town of Grand Lake and about 5 blocks from the boardwalk (shops, restaurants, bars, etc.)

I dropped Alex off at Shadow Mountain Lake and she paddled back to Grand Lake through the inlet. Below are some pictures at the drop off point.

Last are some pictures of a beautiful river I walk across every morning. It’s amazing how loud the water runs through this area. It is lovely.

Day 9 Gratitude

This past weekend was nice. On Saturday, Alex got back on the mountain bike for a couple hour’s ride. Sunday was laundry day so we mostly stayed around the room. 

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Below is a short video of the snow we got into last week on top of Trail Ridge Road. Pretty crazy!

Day 5 Gratitude

Today was Day 5. It was rainy for most of the day so we stayed indoors. Spent some time drinking coffee at the Hub and then dinner. I’m so grateful for this beautiful dog that makes my life so much richer. 

Days 1,2 Gratitude

Alex and I made it to Grand Lake. Grateful to have made the 1200 mile drive with only minor backaches. Yesterday we stayed around town, went grocery shopping and had pizza at Grand Pizza. I started reading the book Disobedient and we went over to Point Park, which sits on Grand Lake. Beautiful. So relaxing. The above picture was taken last night after dinner. We always take Sutton for a stroll around the boardwalk. I love this time of day, as the sun has gone down below the mountains enough where the mountains are black against the skyline.