Saturday, July 19, 2014

Life at Hermit Park

We're at the halfway point of our stay here at Hermit Park - in Estes Park, Colorado.  So far, it has been a really, really awesome place to spend the summer.  The weather ranges from the 60's to the low 80's, with occasional afternoon rain.  So we've been seeing a variety of nice weather.  It's really been enjoyable.  Linda and I have been staying busy by visiting many of the surrounding cities and villages.  There are plenty of metropolitan areas (Fort Collins, Boulder, Denver).   Then there are the quaint little towns like Idaho Springs, Central City, Nederland...and many more.  We have much more exploring to do.  Lots of things to see and do.  We even spent one night camping in a tent up at Rocky Mountain National Park.  It's only about 15 minutes from here.

Rooftop Rodeo Parade in Estes Park

Festival in Mountain Town of Central City, Colorado

Chapel on the Rock in Allenspark, Colorado

This is the original Hermit's Cabin (now part of Hermit Park)

Mirror at the top of one of the switchbacks in the park.  

Kruger Rock Trail in Hermit Park...overlooking Estes Park

Our campsite at Rocky Mountain National Park - Yeah, we actually went tent camping!
A really nice hike while we camped in RMNP

Emerald Lake - Rocky Mountain National Park

Dream Lake - Rocky Mountain National Park