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wild horses. . .Theodore Roosevelt NP - North Dakota

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Full Time RV Travel–A Visit from the Family

Here we are in an amazing destination spot. . .
we invited all of our family to come, visit, and stay. . .  
only a couple of them have taken us up on our invitation. . ..

Anyway. . .one of the smart ones showed up this week. . .
my beautiful niece Andrea, and her hubby Bryan. . .
Alluvial Water Fall - Rocky Mountain National Park with Andrea and Bryan
Since Bryan lived in Colorado for a few years. . .
and since they visit family in Denver quite regularly. . .
I was sure they must have been to Rocky Mountain National Park numerous times. . .
but they said they hadn’t. . .and definitely wanted to go. . .yaaaa. . .
we got an early start. . .8 a.m. is very, very early for me to be out the door. . .geez!  LOL. . .
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Bryan generously offered to drive. . .which Uncle David loved. . .
and all was going very well until after lunch when the clouds rolled in. . .
driving through the clouds at the summit, 12,167 feet elevation felt like being on an airplane. . .
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Shortly past the summit. . .
on the western side of the mountains is the Continental Divide. . .
Bryan in photographer mode - mule deer
where we went for a short hike and Bryan took the camera
and played photographer for awhile. . .
Mule Deer at the Continental Divide - Rocky Mountain National Park with Andrea and Bryan
any guess as to why they are called mule deer?
Look at those ears. . .
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as recommended by our favorite local. . .
and the clerk at our campground office. . .
we had lunch at the Grand Lake Lodge
in Grand Lake Colorado. . .
This was the view of Shadow Mountain Lake
from the glassed in porch. . . really lovely!
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any time you see all the traffic stopping. . .
you know there’s going to be a treat. . .
and here was ours for the day. . .
made me very, very happy!

What a wonderful, fabulous day spent with family. . .
the only thing that would have made it better,
is if they could have stayed longer. . .
but we are very, very glad they came. . .
and we enjoyed every minute. . .
Love you guys!

Wishing you all safe travels. . .and lots of memories!

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