We had one of those “wowser” days today. We drove to Grand Lake, Colorado to check out campgrounds in the area. Vickie and Sammy will be joining us in the area in about a month. We wanted to see the campgrounds in person so we know exactly what we are reserving. Our drive took us through some of the most beautiful parts of Colorado. We climbed to the Rabbit Ears Summit at over 9,000 feet plus Muddy Pass and the Continental Divide. We drove through beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I have already told Jerry that’s where I want to go for Mother’s Day. :-)
We stopped in the small town of Sulphur Springs for a delicious lunch at the Glory Hole Cafe. They had hummingbird feeders all over the place and a gorgeous stained glass window filled with birds in a birdbath. It was incredible! After lunch we drove by three beautiful lakes, Lake Granby, Grand Lake and Shadow Lake. All were surrounded with snow capped mountains and some still had a lot of frozen areas in the lake. The campgrounds we checked out also still had snow on the ground with more expected next week.
Grand Lake is the snowmobile capital of Colorado. After seeing all the snow in the area in May, I can understand why. They have over 125 miles of trails and most of the campgrounds have snowmobile rentals. The campgrounds we looked at are also about one mile from the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. We drove through part of the park today, but most of the roads are not open yet. We are definitely excited about staying in this beautiful area for a month. One of the campgrounds even has resident moose that roam in the park. We saw one today and that made today even more of a “wowser” day. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story. It was a wonderful day in Colorado, check back later for more.