It is a good thing, therefore, to make short excursions
now and then up among the clouds,
on mountain tops,
to see better what the sun sees
on our return to common, everyday beauty.
Quote at the Kawuneeche Visitor Center
Rocky Mountain National Park
We were caught up with farm work because it was so hot and dry. In typical fashion, Stafford County Fair week had brought 100-degree temperatures. While the fairgrounds got some rain one evening, we had missed out on any rainfall at home.
Our last trip that didn't involve children, grandchildren or K-State sports was in 2011, so it was time for a getaway. Randy suggested either Branson or Estes Park. I voted for Colorado, since I figured Branson would be just as hot and even more humid than Kansas.
Colorado didn't disappoint!
We definitely didn't need our jackets any longer. Grand Lake is the largest natural lake in Colorado and is known as the headwaters of the Colorado River.