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June 12, 2014

Rocky Mountain National Park

We spent this afternoon exploring Rocky Mountain National Park. This place is simply amazing!

We started off with a quick stop at Grand Lake Lodge. Situated on the edge of RMNP, Grand Lake Lodge offers stunning views of Grand Lake below. Someday I’d love to stay here!

For our next stop, we took a short hike into Coyote Valley for a picnic lunch. During lunch, we saw a moose grazing across the meadow. Luckily for me, the moose did not seem to be interested in my sandwich!

Next we ventured deeper into the park, taking the scenic drive up Trail Ridge Road. We made a quick stop at the Continental Divide (too bad I didn’t bring skis), and then continued on up to the Alpine Visitor Center.

What an awesome day!

June 12, 2014

Boating on Grand Lake

This morning we rented a pontoon boat and went cruising around Grand Lake. It was a gorgeous day, and the scenery was equally as beautiful!

June 10, 2014

A Grand Time in Grand Lake

We arrived in Grand Lake on Monday evening for our week-long stay. The town of Grand Lake is a small town nestled high in the mountains (elevation 8,369 feet) on the shores of Colorado’s largest natural lake, Grand Lake. It sits at the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, and adjacent to two other lakes, Shadow Mountain Lake, and Lake Granby. All I can say is it’s gorgeous here!

We rented a beautiful vacation home just outside of town for the week. The view from the deck was simply amazing, both day and night. I loved gazing over Shadow Mountain Lake and gawking at Mount Craig (affectionately referred to locally as “Mount Baldy”). It was so relaxing!

The town itself is very small, and postcard-perfect. The main street is lined with cute little shops, and has the feel of a trading post, true to its heritage. One of my favorite stores was Polly’s Sweet Shop. I may have frequented it on more than one occasion… The owner remembered me, and also remembered what I had ordered!

And of course there’s the lake…but I’ll save that for another post.