The great American road trip is back! Sort of. As the coronavirus pandemic has made international travel largely off-limits to Americans, many are instead taking a road trip within the US. Many Americans will be traveling throughout the country for the holidays. In fact, AAA estimates 50 million Americans will […]
Roaming Around the World is at Rocky Mountain National Park.
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An early homesteader, Abner Sprague, once operated a lodge on this lake that's now named after him. A plaque at the lake recalls his comments about tourism in the early 1900s, noting how quickly some tourists tear through the area that “they return home uncertain what they saw.”
About his own resort, he continued “The guest comes to stay every minute of his vacation he can spare. If he fails to see every nook and corner of the place on one visit, he comes year after year.... Our guests never get tired, the same old urge to visit spots seen more than once brings them back on their next vacation. They go home rested."
Sometimes we have a bad habit of racing through destinations trying to experience it all. Some far-flung places may be once-in-a-lifetime visits that we want to make the most of the short time we have there. Yet when going too quickly, it can become a blur.
We certainly haven’t had a chance to take in all the splendor here in Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park. Yet we're content with the time we were able to stay, as we're already planning a return trip next year, and perhaps years to follow too.
So we've departed CO well-rested and eager to explore more when we return. We're also excited to come right back to some of these gorgeous spots we were fortunate enough to roam around during our final day here, where the homesteader's words seemed to hit home.
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Baby looks like a smiling sunflower, how cute!
Beautiful pictures! I have only visited Colorado and the Rockies in summer months. I would love to visit in autumn and even winter. Thanks for sharing your pictures and your thoughts.
It’s a gorgeous place, have been twice in the last 10 years. 🙂
Definitely one of God's master pieces.
I love the way you write, how you interpret your travels. Thanks for sharing your gift! ❤️
I would certainly be up for buying you guys a beer and talking travel next time you are in Denver
Beautiful, majestic place.
Love it ... your back in action.