Sunset in PV

Sunset in PV

Monday, August 23, 2010

August 14 - 21, 2010 - "Rocky Mountain Oysters"

We are now at Riverview RV Park, just west of Loveland, right on the Big Thompson River, the same river that caused massive destruction in 1976, when a dam broke up river, killing 144.

Estes Park Tourist Mecca and Rocky Mountain National Park, are just a short 20 mile drive up the canyon, so with sightseeing and shopping gear neatly packed in the Wrangler, off we went. Words alone cannot describe the magnificent splendor of RMNP.

It has been almost a week since CC has been shopping, so Estes Park was just what the doctor ordered. It always amazes me, how one person, can spend so much time, looking at “stuff”. I assume it’s one of those Venus and Mars things. Oh well, you can’t change the stripes on a zebra, so just go with the flow.

CC decided we needed a new smaller ice chest, due to the fact that we both love our cold beverages, and the ice maker in the rig, can’t compete with our consumption. So it was off to Denver’s Bass Pro Shop. She had never been, and for those of you that have never ventured there, I strongly suggest you give it a try. Not only is it a massive store, with everything from soup to nuts, it is also a mini-aquarium and taxidermist dream.

There is so much to do in the area, our heads were spinning on how much there was to do, and so little time. But one thing was certain; no trip to the area would be complete without a tour of one of the many micro-breweries. Ed, Bev, CC & I chose New Belgium, whose #1 seller is Fat Tire. An amazing success story, and a great brewery.

After touring the brewery, and too many samples to count, our next destination with Ed & Bev was Bruce’s in Severance, CO for their World Famous Rocky Mountain Oysters. This is an amazing place to dine with a colorful history to boot.

I’m not sure how much more of this retirement I can take. People often ask us, “What do you do all day”? To which we reply, “Stay busy”. Until next time…………………………..

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