30 May, 2009

Estes Park, Colorado

May 24, 2009

We are lucky to have longer hour of day time for this trip to Rocky Mountain. The sun sets around 8:30pm. We had time go venture around Estes Park.
Estes Park is 7,522 feet above sea level surrounded by snow capped peaks ranging from 8,500 to more than 14,000 feet high are from Loveland, Ft. Collins, Longmont, Boulder and Denver.
Ester Park is one of the "Best" destination in United State and Colorado.
Web users ranked Estes Park as a Top 25 Vacation Destination in the United States in Trip Advisor’s 2008 Travelers Choice Awards.
I remembered Soni told us that Estes Park is one of the Top 100 list place must visit before die rated by public.

1st thing to do in Estes Park downtown is to get ourself a nice home made ice-cream :)

Surprisingly,there are more then 5 ice-cream parlour along the street. Compare to Manitou, the ice-cream portion is little but taste good! Remember to get yourself an ice-cream during your visit.

Building design are similar to others old town

Shopping in Estes Park takes on a festival feeling as you stroll up and down the street, peeking into small shops offering an amazing variety of goods from handcrafted Southwestern arts to unique giftware and fine apparel.

You can also try to ride this horse car around the downtown
There is another exhibition and flea market in the downtown due to the celebration of Memorial Day. It's an amazing place to find handmade craft and arts.
This is Mr Jake Jacobs and he is playing his traditional Celtic music for SB & me. I love it very much. I'm looking for this type of music for so long and finally I got it! I bought myself an album from him. Opps!I should ask for his autograph :(

Cute little shop

Restaurant and souvenir shop near the river.

Soni, I still managed to take Jack's photo even though he's trying hard to escape :)

Love this building, nice architecture

Nice restaurant.

In Estes Park, you can find many restaurants and cafes that serve everything from international and wild game fare to an old-fashioned burger. If you are looking for a quick bite, a picnic lunch or a leisurely dining experience you’ll definitely find it here.
A very old and traditional cinema in the town

We had a great time in this little small town even though it was a short stroll.
On the way to Loveland, I found many interesting places along Estes Park. For sure, I will come again ! I will stay overnight here to get away from Colorado Springs for a weekend.
Wait for me! Estes Park, we will met each other soon :)
Rainbow! It accompany us along the way back home!

Bye bye! Estes Park & Rocky Mountain! I will miss you!

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