A few years ago, we started taking pictures of all the State Capitals we visited...here's South Dakota
Mount Rushmore at night
always a spectacular sight!
Dad was going for the biker look...I think he could pull it off. ;)
The "Needles" Highway
My lovely mom. :)
I think this buffalo was just along the highway
Dad likes vacations to wide open spaces
This train was at the place we stopped for lunch...I'm really liking how my outfit coordinated with the train. ;)
the bluff was a landmark along the Oregon Trail
Oh, Dan...you and your faces...seriously, I could do a whole post with similar faces
A cool old church in Denver
We went to a Rockies Astros game at Coors field.
We went to a Rockies
This was the 5th MLB stadium I've watched a game in... Camden Yards in Baltimore, Safeco Field in Seattle, and of course the Metrodome and Target Field. And, since this game, I've added Busch Stadium to my list...only 25 more to go! =)
I <3 keeping score!!!
The Denver skyline
We spent about a week right outside Rocky Mountain National Park and visited the Park several times.
Lots of beauty to behold 2 miles above sea level...
It rained just about everyday at around 2:30 up in the mountains.
a large elk herd
My Ansel Adams attempt
Trail Ridge Road is a highway that runs through RMNP. On one side is Estes Park, on the other is Grand Lake.
We were up quite high. ;)
We did quite a bit of hiking one day...lots of little streams and waterfalls along the way.
We spent one day shopping around Estes Park...they had a lot of unique little boutique-ish stores. Dan and Dad especially had a lot of fun that day. ;)
the cabin we stayed in
More time in RMNP
Mom with Lake Irene in the background (her middle name is Irene)
Haha, this picture makes me laugh. Dan was really bugging me about something (or perhaps I was being easily annoyed), and I'm pinching his leg. =D
It was raining the day we saw this part of the park, but right before we walked around this lake, the skies cleared and the sun came out...it was gorgeous!
Thus ends the RMNP portion of our trip. I'll post the rest of the photos next week.