Daily Archives: January 10, 2018

Going Someplace We’ve Never Been Before

I am home from a weekend away and in the morning I’m off again!  Before I tell you about our weekend, I can’t wait to show you my new sleep shirt.  It perfectly describes me every single morning!

The 8th was Patient Husband’s birthday.  It is quite a significant birthday so we decided to go somewhere new and different to celebrate.  We want to follow this:
But we plan on doing it much more than once a year.

On Saturday after dropping all the dogs off at the dogsitter, we headed to Colorado.  We stopped at Fort Collins.  It’s a very cool college town that is fun to walk around.

Dinner was at a wonderful Italian restaurant
I had the best eggplant parmigiana ever!

The hotel we stayed at was the Armstrong Hotel;  the oldest hotel in the town.  The room was tiny but cute.

But the best part was in the morning as we were getting ready, I heard a “meow” outside the door!  I opened the door and in came Oreo.
13-year-old Oreo is the hotel’s resident cat.  He certainly  was very friendly.  When we left he followed us down the hall….

 

Waited for the elevator……

And rode down to the main lobby……When we were checking out, there was a small sign that showed a picture of Oreo, told a little about him and then said “please do not allow him into the rooms”.    Ooops.

We found a great breakfast place called the Urban Egg.  We sat down and I was reminded how healthy minded the people in Colorado are.  The woman in the next booth was having a SALAD!  

 

Not me; some corned beef hash and a shared Mimosa.

We then headed towards Estes Park, Colorado where we were going to stay at The Stanley Hotel.  The Stanley Hotel is the 2nd most haunted hotel in the country!

We set our GPS to take us to Estes Park and off we went.  45 minutes into the trip we saw this  on the corner of the road we were supposed to take:
Hmmm.  But our Siri-wanna-be kept saying to turn!   Maybe she knows something we don’t know, so of course we turned and followed the GPS.  For 45 more minutes, we saw some beautiful views, gorgeous ranches and countryside all the way to the dead end.

Much later, we approached Estes Park.

And the Stanley Hotel.  Not bad, eh?

 

Just as beautiful inside as you would expect.  The elevator that we used.

I was sure we never shared the elevator.  Something about the word “entrapment” got my attention.

The stairwells were amazing.

I will continue this novel – Part II – tomorrow.  Our stay in the haunted hotel!

 

One step at a time,

Anne