- Fall in
- At the end of August, we headed from
Asheville, North Carolina through Tennessee
and Illinois to southern Missouri. After a
couple months in Branson, we traveled west
through Wichita, Kansas to Denver, Colorado.
The trip from Wichita through western Kansas
and eastern Colorado was rural, but
interesting. We skipped some of the big
attractions such as the "world's deepest hand
dug well". When we arrived in Denver, we
found a spot at our favorite RV park in
Golden called Dakota
Ridge. Although we would spend most of
our time here at the AECT conference, we took
a couple days off for some relaxation.
- Pine Loop
- We did a day trip southwest of Denver on
highway 285 through Conifer. This area has
become popular as people in Denver look for
less crowded surroundings. Unfortunately,
this area is getting busy too. We headed to
bar and grill, but discovered that they were
closed in the middle of the week. Instead, we
ate lunch at the Elk
Creek Station in Pine, Colorado. Although
Bucksnort has a nice location in the woods,
the food at Elk Creek was great.
- Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National
- Our second day trip took us to Estes Park and
National Park. After walking around the shops in
Estes Park, we spent some time in the park. Larry asked
at the park headquarters about his friend that volunteers
in the summer, but he'd already left for the winter.
Next, we headed south for some hiking in the Wild
Basin area. We walked the 3.5 mile round trip to
Calypso Cascades and Ouzel Falls. It began to snow on our
walk, but it was fun being outside in the cool weather.
Annette liked the bright yellow leaves of the Aspen
- Updated 5/02.
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