|Trail Ridge Road, Continental Divide, Colorado|
Day 3, 4th of July
The family drove up to the town of Estes Park, where we window shopped at all the tourists spots.
In the afternoon, we all hopped into vans again and drove up Trail Ridge Road.
The dirt road we took on our way up was pretty impressive. The road
went right to the edge of the mountain, and in many places you could look
straight down thousands of feet!
Back in the vans again, we went up to the Continental Divide at Milner Pass.
The sign reads: The "Great Divide" separates drainage to the Atlantic
from drainage to the Pacific. It traverses America from Alaska almost
to Cape Horn.
|Back at Estes Park Town, we walked through the Stanley Hotel. This is the hotel that Stephen King based his book The Shining on. Then we went down to Estes Lake in the middle of the town. There we ate a great picnic supper and then watched fireworks. Very fun! Pretty cool, too, how the explosions echoed off the mountains which completely surround the town.|
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