Congratulations to Tom Mussehl at Wildlife Photo Art



Congratulations, Tom, for winning the Enjoy Estes Park “Business of the Month” award. You deserve it!

Tom owns Wildlife Photo Art in downtown Estes Park.  He is also the photographer who takes all of the photographs in his store. They are are just beautiful! Besides the traditional pictures of the elk, moose, big horn sheep and other animals that we frequently see around here, Tom also travels all over the country taking very unique photos. His wolf pictures are just stunning!

If you haven’t been to Wildlife Photo Art yet, stop by. You’ll be in for a big treat!

Happy Thanksgiving To You All!



Phil and I wanted to wish  you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! We hope that you have something fun planned. We are having friends over for dinner. They are vegetarians so our dinner will be unique…without the turkey and stuffing! I have a new recipe called Lemon Pasta that is scrumptious! It has shrimp, broccoli, tomatoes and capers with pasta. It’s yummy! Gayl is bringing homemade butternut squash soup and a salad. Val, from the Estes Par Pie Shop, made us a loaf of French bread and one of her delicious pies! She knew that Phil really wanted a pecan pie and I wanted a peach/cherry pie. Phil agreed that the fruit pie would be fine. When I went to pick it up yesterday, Val had given us 1/2 pecan and 1/2 peach/cherry…we are both in heaven! How clever! Thank you, Val!

So, a Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I hope that you are able to spend some time with friends or family.

We Love Nachoes!



Every once in a while it’s fun to go out and splurge and get your “favorite” food. Ours is nachoes and we found the best nachoes in town! The Wapiti Restaurant and Pub has the BEST! They also offer a Royalty Rewards card so you can get points when you go. Everyone once in a while you get a $5 OFF coupon in the mail, so you just have to go back!! PT’s birthday is in a week so we’ll use his $7 OFF No Strings Attached Birthday Coupon and celebrate with nachoes! It’s always a good time and fun to just go out and hang out! Don’t they look delicious?

Big Thompson River In The Snow



What a difference 2 days makes! Friday it was in the 60s and today we woke up to about 6″ of new snow. We had a couple of hours when the sun came out so we took a walk down by Lakes Estes. It was just gorgeous! The snow was a brilliant white and the river was spectacular! Little did we know that we only had a little bit of time until the snows started again.

A Beautiful Hike With Spectacular Views


The four days that my son, Greg, was visiting were just beautiful. It was warm and in the low 60s, pretty warm especially for November. We took a hike along Black Canyon Trail which goes along Lumpy Ridge where you can see the rock climbers scaling the steeps rock faces of Batman and the Checkerboard on one side and the snowy mountains on the other.  We had a nice, leisure hike of about 3.5 miles out. Here you can continue on the trail to Lawn Lake which is 9 miles away or you can do the Loop around to Cow Creek Trail and then up to Gem Lake and back down.  That one is about 10 miles with lots of ups. We decided to back track, enjoy the beautiful views and then go out for a good lunch. It doesn’t get much better! Another great hike on a super day!

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