Lunch break in Estes Park, Colorado
Last time I was in Estes this time of the year it was below 10 F. We went for a walk down by the lake. I think it was out in front of where where your Model Ts are sitting. We started out across the park and the elk decided they wanted to go through there. So we went up the stairs that are in front of your cars and walked over to McDonalds for some coffee and breakfast. At least I think this all happened right in the area where you T's are sitting. From there we went to an antique shop and purchased a couple of vintage quilts. After that we walked back to my sons house and talked about how different that area is every time we go there.
I have only been to Colorado once, nearly twenty years ago. It is a beautiful place! Made even more so with a couple nice Ts in front of those impressive mountains. Are they both yours?
Did that fire finally quit causing trouble?
Drive carefully all, and have a Merry Christmas! W2
Grew up in Denver and my Dad's family is all in the area. Have fond memories of my best friend's wedding at the Stanley in Estes. My wife and I fell asleep night before the ceremony to harp music wafting up from the main dining room below us.
The last time I was in the Stanley Hotel they still had a Stanley Steamer parked in the Lobby. I miss hearing the Stanley Steamer Bus that used to haul people around town. I have a picture of 217 model Ts parked in front of the Stanley Hotel on the MTFCA National Tour in 89. The picture is 5 feet wide. I hope some day to donate it to the MTFCA Museum.
Estes Lake is right behind the information station which can be seen just over the top of the Touring. The last time I was at the information station I walked up on the foot bridge over the creek that goes into the lake. I was going to take a picture but had to back off the bridge so some deer could finish crossing the bridge.
You have been away too long, come on our next Leaf Peeper tour. Last year some of the people wanted to climb Trail Ridge in their Ts so we had a day early to do that. I was very embarressed because I was wagon boss and told every one to be sure and gas up before they left Estes. I hauled my touring up to Estes so we could have a back up vulture wagon. I thought I had filled up my touring the day before we left for Trail Ridge. I had not filled the touring the night before so sure enough I started running rough and ran out of gas near the top
Paul Mikesha, from Arvada, Colorado, was along and suggested that everybody drain some gas out of their Ts. They did that and I drove the rest of the way to Ice Berg Lake where I could turn around. I made it back to Estes and a gas station. Boy every one reminded me I had told them to be sure and gas up. Anyway Wayne I hope you make it out to the next leaf Peeper Tour, I will be sure to gas up the next time