Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Melinda at West Metro Mommy Reads.
Continuing my tribute to National Parks and other federally managed lands, inspired by Melinda of West Metro Mommy Reads, this week we travel to Colorado. Back in 2009, after our annual summer visit to see my husband's parents, we traveled further west to Colorado. The highlight of the trip (and most of these photos) was Rocky Mountain National Park, but we also visited Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado.
|My son at Great Sand Dunes NP|
|See the sled tracks on the dunes? My boys took a sled up there & slid down!|
|These huge sand dunes just rise out of the surrounding countryside.|
|Rocky Mtn NP - reflections in the lake|
|Sunset in Rocky Mtn NP from our campsite|
|My fave pic! My sons with a mountain lake at Rocky Mtn NP|
|South end of a northbound elk - Rocky Mtn NP|
|Hiking above treeline in the tundra at Rocky Mtn NP|
These photos make me want to go back!!! I am really itching to travel, but medical problems, family stuff, and bad weather keep getting in my way....soon!
Hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend - it is WARM here finally, so I am going out on the deck to enjoy it before the temperature plunges again tonight.
In case you missed any, my other National Park tributes:
National Parks of New England
National Parks of the Southeast
National Parks of the Central U.S.
National Parks of South Dakota