A Quick Trip to the Rockies, Part 1

We had a wonderful opportunity this last weekend when the kids had a three-day weekend. They were going to be out of town and we decided to treat ourselves to a quick trip somewhere. We packed up Sparky and made the decision on the way to drop off the kids.

We got the kids dropped off just after 6 p.m. and drove west on I-80. I just love driving Sparky because of the big windshield. We filled up at a truck stop and got some supper on the road. I called an old friend and took him up on his offer to spend the night. We pulled into Kearney at close to 10 p.m. and had a wonderful night in the quiet country.

Friday morning we were up early and made coffee. We walked Toby around the property and packed up to leave. We were only half an hour from where I used to live so we stopped where I used to work and visited with everyone. I told them when they leave their front door open people like me walk in.

We took Highways 6 and 34 west across the southern side of Nebraska and caught I-76 and some side roads to Estes Park, Colorado. We stopped at the Rocky Mountain National Park Visitor Center and got our national parks book stamped. We got our daily pass and drove to the other side of the park to get a spot for the night. We stayed at Timber Creek Campground, which doesn’t take reservations. We got the last spot for the night.

I was sick as a dog on the way up there. It has been a long time since I have been up that high and it wasn’t treating me well. We got set up, took the dog for a walk and had a quick bite to eat before calling it a night.

We did get some pictures and driving to the campground and within the campground. We even had some elk walking through the site.


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