Last weekend Lisa’s sister, Nancy, was here from East Tennessee and Sunday we took her to Rocky Mt. National Park where the Fall colors at the lower elevations were incredibly amazing. Although our favorite road that winds up to the summit, a narrow one way dirt road called Fall River Road (which we’ve traveled up to the summit several times this summer) was now closed due to the amount of snow at the higher elevations, the views and juxtapositions of the Autumn trees with snow capped mountains behind was pretty darn stunning… and continued to display RMNP to us as a different place on each trip we’ve been blessed to make there during our 3 month stay in southern WYO.
The snow fell in the higher elevations of Wyoming and Colorado last Sunday night and Monday. Late Monday afternoon was when we were making the trek back to Laramie from Denver. And it was on the dirt county roads and the main 2 lane highway connecting Ft. Collins and Laramie, that we gained the elevation to begin seeing snow falling and especially the results of the previous night’s snowfall. We had already loved this drive and landscape on the multiple times we had driven it during our 3 months here, but this last 50 mile stretch to Laramie was a whole new experience for us on this early October evening. Now we knew what the townie’s meant when they said that it’s even prettier around here when there’s snow everywhere.
When we got back to home to the Chinook in Laramie, Lisa’s new sandals she had re-ordered a while back had finally arrived ! So I excitedly put on my new Winter boots for the first time that I acquired earlier in the summer at a sale in Winter Park and Lisa donned her new Bedrock’s and we jumped in the snow next to the Chinook in our little side yard at Susan and Tommy’s that we’ve loved as ‘home’ for the past 13 weeks. We’ll let you decide who had the better footwear for the occasion !
I heard today that it’s supposed to be 7 degrees here on Sunday night and more snow on the way. So tomorrow these 2 Southern nomads will be packed up, heading Southeast and saying with a tad bit of bittersweetness …
The Two Scruffies packed and heading off for our next life adventures –