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Our Colorado Adventure


We had a wonderful time visiting our friends Steve and Karen in Colorado. They are the perfect host and hostess and tried to think of everything to make us comfortable and to show us many of their favorite places in the mountains in the days we were with them. They rented a cabin at Estes Park Center YMCA of the Rockies. The YMCA has 137 cabins that they rent out and they have summer camps for children too. They have a cafeteria, a post office, a general store, miniature golf, etc. Here is a picture near the front of the campground:

FrontYMCACamp

Our cabin was one of the highest in the park. We had this lovely view from our front porch:

RobPorchYMCA

Here are some pictures from the interior of our cabin:

LRYMCACamp

KitchenYMCACamp

BedroomYMCACamp

Various donors have donated money to build the individual cabins over the years and each is furnished by the donors. Our cabin was very well equipped and Karen did a wonderful job of planning the meals and gathering supplies to bring.

The views from around our cabin were spectacular. The mountains were truly beautiful. Here is the view behind our cabin:

BehindCabinYMCA

Last fall there was severe flooding in the area and we were told that because of the extra rainfall that the wild flowers were especially plentiful this year. We saw many, many fields full of all kinds of wildflowers. Here are pictures of a few:

ColoradoIris

ColoradoWildFlowers

ColoradoBlueFlowers

We were able to see quite a variety of wildlife during our time in the Rockies and in my next post I will tell about some of our close encounters. 🙂

Here's a final picture of sunset in the Rockies:

SunsetRockies

Becka


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4 Comments on “Our Colorado Adventure”

  1. #1 Vikki
    on Jul 14th, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    We’ve never been to the Rockies, but your pics make me want to go. Such pretty sights!

  2. #2 Kathy Pritchard
    on Jul 16th, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Becca, I am glad to see you and Rob have experienced Colorado! One interesting note about the YMCA Camp in Estes Park. When Alana was 12, she was accepted into the Young Artists’ Orchestra in Denver. That first year they had a retreat for the orchestra, and it was held at that YMCA camp. I trust you got to visit Rocky Mountain National Park while you were there. Will look forward to some more of your adventures.

  3. #3 LuAnne Steinker
    on Jul 17th, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I have been there and done all of that including Beth Eden.

    Isn’t the West different? It is great that you were able to take this trip. Estes Park is such a beautiful place. Well, all the West is beautiful. Thanks for writing about it.

  4. #4 Becka
    on Jul 17th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Hi Kathy,

    Thanks for your comments. We really did have a wonderful time in Colorado and we did get to go to the National Park while we were there. Rob and I both grew up in Ohio where it is very flat and we have always loved the mountains here in North and South Carolina. We were awed by the beauty of the mountains in Colorado.


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