Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Rocky Mountain High

I have dreamed of becoming a forest ranger. That is, I did as a child. My family took camping trips out west to mountain country. I would watch the scenery pass me by from the front window of our truck camper. Being here brings back a flood of memories. Here it is over 30 years later. Today I sit in the front seat of a convertible next to my darling. We spent the day in Rocky Mountain National Park. It's an unbelievable sight! Words can't describe the awesomeness of this park.

The road that loops around the park goes up over 12000 feet.

The drive to the top tested my nerves. There came a point that I couldn't look over the edge of the road. There is no guard rail. I will admit that I was terrified!

We were lucky to see Elk graze on the rocky tundra at the highest elevation.

At the highest point it was cold and rainy. Then the sun shone down like a gift from God! What an experience!


susan said...

wow! awesome! well, i am off to madison quilt expo. I am so excited. i cannot believe mark gave me a $100 bucks to have FUN with. he is such a sweety. keep on truckin..........

WhiteStone said...

It is always awe inspiring to drive through the Rockies. And I admit a bit of envy when we drive past someone's homestead in the shelter of some craggy cliff. Enjoy your vacation!

Wool Winder said...

I love RMNP! We been there a couple of times and would love to go back again.

Tea said...

I'd be a bit high too in that atmosphere! Those are fabulous pictures. I love the one of the elk grazin'.

Thank you for sharing your pictures, I'm really enjoyin' the trip. Can't wait to see more!

stitching under oaks said...

sounds like you're having a wonderful trip. what awesome sights your getting to see. enjoy yourself.

Jenny Girl said...

Wow and breathless. Gorgeous pictures.
Have fun driving with the top down with your honey bunny :)

Liz said...

Wow - what an amazing place.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post!

Tammy Real-McKeighan said...

Your photos of the mountains are beautiful! And I was glad to see that you're part of the Aglow group. We used to have one in town.
I used to live in Fort Collins, Colo., as a child. I'm directionally challenged and I'd like to think that it's because I don't have the mountains right to the west of me!
I live in Nebraska - have for lots of years.
BTW, I'm Tammy Real-McKeighan. I'm the news editor at the Fremont Tribune (NE) newspaper. I'm a Christian.
I write a faith-based column called Spiritual Spinach for our paper's Faith page.
I've recently self-published a book called "Real Spiritual Spinach - Faith for the Journey."
I know it's shameless self-promotion, but I'm trying to get the word out. Please check out my Web site at and new blog at
I've been praying that I'd find other Christians bloggers. So far I've found lots of cooks and scrapbookers and knitters. I'm afraid that I don't any of that. My husband is the cook!
God is answering my prayer and I'm starting to find some tonight!
Bless you!

Tammy M.

Debbie said...

Hi Barb!

I've been wondering how you're doing/what you're up to

Hope you had a Merry Christmas!


Liz said...

Just popping in to see what's new. I hope all is well...

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis,
Miss *U* hope you are doing okay.. I checked in to say Hello and give you a ((( Hugz))))

Blessings Lorie

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis,

Miss *U* Hope all is okay!!!
Just thinking of you, thought I'd drop by to say Hello.

Luv Ya Lorie