Christmas will arrive in a couple days so Mom took us to Estes Park
and Rocky Mountain National Park yesterday. Snowy and beautiful.
Zeb the Duck and Soapy Smith Duck left a sunny Denver to experience early winter in the mountains. This place attracts chipmunks, wild turkeys, birds, and tourists in the summer.
None seen on this visit. Entering Estes Park we noticed changes. Now the Fall River is frozen so the water wheel is not turning.
Humans are wearing hats, gloves and coats, no shorts today. After visiting our favorite stores and purchasing cookies, brownies, salt water taffy (has no salt water in it??), fudge, and toffee we drove to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Passing through the Fall River Entrance we discovered Sheep Lakes are frozen.
As we drive, snow begins to fall. It swirls on the road. We, Zeb and Soapy Duck, think it looks magical. Driving higher, more snow is falling. These elk take advantage of the grass and graze before it is covered with snow or ice.
They knew we were watching them and they kept an eye on us.
Further up the mountain, this bull elk was also grazing.
Must take a lot of grass to fill his tummy. We, Zeb and Soapy Duck, were only 15 feet away from him. He is big!!
Mom decided it was time to leave; she will be wrapping candy for Christmas presents tonight, but we wanted one more minute in the snow before driving down the road.
We love Rocky Mountain National Park. It is beautiful in the summer, colorful in the fall, magical in the winter and refreshing in the spring. We hope you visit Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado soon. You won’t be sorry.