I was looking through some of my older Blogs and came across this one, which I thought I’d re-post. David, who owned Mountain Time in Estes Park, CO passed away last fall. It was very sad. For months no one knew what would become of his popular gift and home decor store in Estes Park. Last weekend it re-opened with a new name, Rustic Home Decor. We went in to see it and to wish the new owner, Kara, the best.
It was really hard being there without David. I was looking around to get something in honor of David when a hand painted Christmas ornament of the original Hidden Valley chairlift caught my eye. It was very ironic because Phil and I had looked and looked for that “perfect” ornament last winter for our new Christmas tree and we couldn’t find one. And here, this one jumped right out at me! I came home and inscribed the year 2010 in honor of David and our wonderful memories of the beautiful person that he was. We all miss you, David.
This is the original Blog story but, unfortunately the Hidden Valley posters are all gone! “Copies of the original Hidden Valley Ski Area poster just came into Mountain Time in Estes Park. They are really cool! They come in 3 sizes: small, medium and large and can be bought framed or unframed. When David, the owner brought them out for us to see, two other people in the store put orders in for them. I’m sure that one of them will adorn our walls sometime in the near future. We didn’t live here in Estes Park when Hidden Valley was in its hayday, but we’ve hiked, snowshoed and skied it and can imagine the fun it brought to Estes Park!”