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Happy Halloween To Everyone In Estes Park And Everywhere!


We have had so much fun with our “Scarecrows in Estes Park” this past October. So many businesses have told us about all of the people who stop to take a picture or just to look at the different scarecrows around town. And each scarecrow is so different and so unique. It’s been great to see how many of the scarecrows reflect the “personality” of the business! I just love them!

So I thought I’d put one last scarecrow up for Halloween to wish everyone a very Happy Halloween!

Halloween is very special here in Estes Park. About 4:00pm Elkhorn Avenue is closed down downtown and the businesses close up to give out candy treats. There is dancing and little shows going on along the street too.

If you’ve never been to Halloween in Estes Park, come on up! It’s as much fun for the adults as it is for the kids! (And don’t forget to stop at Laura’s Fudge for a free candy apple…they are the best!)

In honor of Halloween I thought I’d post one of my favorite scarecrows from the Estes Park Mountain Shop! Perfect, isn’t he?

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The Golden Leaf Gallery In Estes Park Hand-Painted A Group of Four Nesting Dolls As Their October Scarecrow Photo Op


The Golden Leaf Gallery on East Elkhorn Avenue in Estes Park really went over the top when they cut out and hand-painted a group of four Nesting Dolls for their October Scarecrow Photo Op. They are just beautiful!

When I stopped in the other day to tell the owner that they were just exquisite, Craig said that many people and families were stopping by and enjoying the photo op. The stand-up dolls are a work of art. Wow! What an incredible photo op…for one or two people…or a whole family! They even have the little piece of black fabric in the back so the light won’t shine in.

If you’re looking for a unique Christmas present, they have many different kinds of nesting dolls to choose from!



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McDonald’s Restaurant Of Estes Park Employs Students From Many Different International Countries


It was always a treat this past summer when we walked into McDonald’s in Estes Park. We never knew who was going to take our order. There were students from many different ethnic backgrounds working there.

I remember one time when I paid for my order, one of the new students had to ask one of the managers about our American money , what each coin was called and how much it was worth. It was amazing to think that they all speak English and know our English slang words and also learned our monetary system pretty quickly. How many of us could say that about their countries?

I asked the manager, Michelle where they were all from. She said they traveled here from Taiwan, China, Kazikstan, Romania, Czech Republic, Nigeria, Ghana, Columbia and Mexico. They all have different vacations so they were able to hire some from June through September and others from July through October, depending on their schedules. They got a new crew in just the other day.

There was one boy from Nigeria called Chudi who was the nicest person, always had a big smile on his face and was always so polite.

I took this photograph of one of the girls who I talked to quite frequently. She said when they come here to work, they can pick an English name. She picked Sarah. She is from Hebei Province in northern China and her real name is DuYufei. This was her last day so I asked her if I could take her picture. She was delighted. I will email this Blog to her so she can share it with her friends and family.

What a wonderful experience for these students! And what a wonderful experience for all of us who get to meet and interact these exceptional students!

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Gotta Just Love All These Scarecrows In Estes Park This October!!


Here’s two more scarecrows! The first one was done by Lynda at The Cultural Arts Center. It is just exquisite! What an artist! She always said that her most favorite holiday is Halloween!

You can find the second scarecrow in Colorado Homestead on East Elkhorn Avenue. It depicts the western style of their store and I think it is just adorable! It is amazing how many businesses made their scarecrows to the likeness of their business….so creative!

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These Scarecrows In Estes Park Are Truly Unique And Very Creative!


When the wind blows in Estes Park, you know it! This first scarecrow is just perfect! We were driving down Route 34 and happened to see this Scarecrow outside of the Comfort Inn hanging on for dear life! The sign below says it perfectly., “Bloody Wind!” Ha! So cute! And so perfect for the weather up here!

The second scarecrow is from Snowy Peaks Winery on Moraine Avenue. She made the entire Scarecrow from wine works. How clever…and with the red wine dripped all over her shirt. I just love it!

Each day more scarecrows seem to appear around town. It’s so much fun to walk down the street and see so many awesome scarecrows!

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