Photo of Estes Park, Colorado circa 1909
We are in the final hours of preparation to leave on our honeymoon. Does that sound swoony? We’re off to Estes Park, Colorado tomorrow around midnight for a week of camping, backpacking and trails! I’ve been excited for weeks, even though we pretty much had to wait until after the wedding to finalize the details. Last night we made a huge batch of Chex Mix, a Neil favorite and tonight we will finish off our grocery shopping for dry goods and snacks. We finally found our camera charger for the Canon, so we’ll be able to take decent pictures and document our survival or near death experiences. Prepare yourselves, I’m a shutterbug.
On this honeymoon we will:
- Hike till we drop (many many miles of trails and paths to cover)
- Read fun books
- Eat S’Mores EVERY DAY
- Grill hot doggies over an open fire
- Ride a horse (maybe)
- Not get eaten by creatures
- Love my husband to death!
- Visit the Stanley Hotel
One of the things critical to any vacation relaxation for me is a good book. While surfing through some travel sites, several backpackers recommended reading “Lord of the Rings”. I’ve read thousands of books (literally) but have yet to tackle the series. Having seen bits and pieces of the movies with a budding interest in science fiction/fantasy I’ve decided this is the perfect opportunity to take this on. So last night I picked up the whole set in a book and borrowed “The Hobbit” from our library. Neil also went geek (he’s already pretty geeky) and borrowed Nueromancer from the library. “Neuromancer” (from what Neil has told me) is the book from which the Movie ‘Matrix’ was conceived. Pretty neat. I read the first 20 pages or so on the way back from the library and it seems pretty interesting, so I might nab that when i’m done with “Lord of the Rings.”
I’d also like to thank everyone for the wonderful gifts that made this trip possible. We love you!
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