We’ve been making the 11-mile trip into Estes Park every two or three days to make phone calls and use the internet. Actually we’ve found that our Verizon phones and internet card work beginning at Lily Lake which is only 5 miles away, but there aren’t any mocha frappes there.
One day, after completing our technological tasks, we took a scenic loop drive from Estes Park. We headed north from town on Devils Gulch Road (CR 43) past Lumpy Ridge.
Next the road drops dramatically into Devils Gulch and the picturesque little village of Glen Haven. The General Store there is famous for their cinnamon rolls and we were happy to get one. Although it took some will power, we took it to go, after all, we had just eaten lunch.
The road follows a very scenic route along the North Fork of the Big Thompson River.
At Drake, we turned onto US 34 which follows the Big Thompson River back to Estes Park. Although the scenery was lovely, what made us screech to a stop was this.
We pulled off in a turnout and walked back on the opposite side of the road. These female Bighorn Sheep mostly ignored us. Thank heaven for zoom lenses.
Back home, we took our daily walk around the campground admiring the wild flowers. This one looks like a wild snapdragon - I think it's Golden Banner.
And the Irises are in full bloom.
And finally Ron was ready to attack his cinnamon roll.