Thursday, April 21, 2011

R is for Rocky Mountain National Park

Another short post, folks. Hopefully I'm on the road to recovery from what turned out to be bronchitis, but I'm really feeling rocky and not yet ready to rumble. Thinking relaxing thoughts about beautiful places can't hurt, right?

I have been to several national parks across the country, but one that takes my breath away every time I visit is only forty-five minutes from my house: Rocky Mountain National Park. The National Park Service website has an excellent photos and multimedia page if you want to see great pictures.

One time we were driving along Trail Ridge Road in August when it suddenly began to snow real hard and cars were sliding off the road. And then about a mile further on, there was no snow, the roads were dry, and the sun was shining. We've seen mountain sheep, elk, and at least one coyote. The best part, however, are the stunning views. Consider this park highly recommended.

10 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - I, too, hope you're over the worst... And you made a terrific choice for "R," too :-). I've never been to the Park itself, but I've been to the mountains, and they are breathtaking... You're lucky to live so close to such a beauty spot.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I've been to Yellowstone, but never Rocky Mt. Nat'l Park. Would love to sometime!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I have been to Yosemite National Park 3 yrs ago, it was one of the most beautiful places I have seen. who knows may make it to the Rockies one day,
Hope you're feeling better,
Yvonne.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you're feeling better. I think I visited that park as a child. Maybe? Crap, I don't even know what I had for breakfast this morning!

Kerrie said...

Sliding off Trail Ridge road? Yikes! That road freaks me out, even though the scenery is incredible. The best way to see Trail Ridge and RMNP is from above in a single prop plane. It is breathtaking.

Mary Aalgaard said...

Sounds lovely. Hope you're feeling better, soon!

Ann said...

Glad to hear you are doing better. There are some very beautiful National Parks around the country. I am featuring one on my 'R' post today too.

Lucy Adams said...

I live about two hours from the Smoky Mountains National Park. It gets similar strange weather patterns.

Stopping by on the A to Z trail. I hope you feel better soon.

Lucy

Jemi Fraser said...

I hope you're feeling better soon. Bronchitis can knock you over. Make sure you take care of yourself!

Sounds like a wonderful place to visit!

Chuck said...

Sitting just outside Rocky Mountain National Park right now. Just ate dinner in the company of a herd of elk in Estes Park.