Did we mention that we love our home state of Colorado. Well, we do. We even have a special gift shop here. Grand Lake, Colorado is a lake and a town, located at the western entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Let’s visit a little of the park. We can drive through Rocky Mountain National Park, on the highest continuous paved road in the United States. Trail Ridge Road connects Grand Lake on the west with Estes Park on the east. But today, we just go a little way into the park. We want to see some elk. Here is one.
Elk on the move. We really saw several elk today in several places in the park. Sitting on this fallen tree, we appreciate our Colorado scenery.
We love our mountains, the meadow, the stream and the elk resting. But mom, what about our store? Back in the resort town of Grand Lake, we find The Quacker Gift Shop.
While there are other items available, the main focus of this gift shop is us–rubber ducks! From the vantage point on the large duck’s bill, we can see much of the available merchandise.
And there is a lot! Let’s sit on the top shelf by duck caps and the Jumbo Ducks.
And still more.
We enjoy this shelf, sitting by locally made jams. Yummy! And Celebrity Ducks.
So many. Sitting by the pink flamingo, we are near ducks from The Wizard of Oz, a KISS duck and so many more.
Of course some new ducks came home to join our family.
The moms purchased fresh fudge also. After lunch at The Hub, the fudge was sampled and appreciated. Grand Lake is a town located on Grand Lake, the largest natural lake in Colorado.
Isn’t the lake pretty? Grand Lake was formed by glaciation about 30,000 years ago.
Glaciers are gone and we have a beautiful recreation area. On the beach some children built a sand castle.
The swimming area is clearly separated from the boating area for everyone’s safety. And boats.
Boats can be rented by the hour. Maybe next time. We didn’t allow enough time to fully enjoy Grand Lake. Boat tours are also available. We will be back here. Grand Lake has long been known as the headwaters of the Colorado River. And the mighty Colorado River carved the Grand Canyon, one the top natural wonders of the world. Grand Lake is about 2 hours from our home near Denver. We can come for a day, a weekend or a week. But, we will be back here often. We ducks must revisit the gift shop dedicated to us and rubber ducks everywhere.