We could not let me dear wife Karen’e five-day Family Reunion in Estes Park go by without heading the rented SUV back up the mountain to that pull-off on Route 36 with the big rock sign and panoramic view.
Yet the two times we drove past the majestic point going back down toward the village did not prepare us for what we found at that little parking spot.
It was busy with vehicles pulling in and out, people jumping to and from, posers taking pictures on that magical stone.
I watched some folks standing seriously still, others clowning around in big groups.
And my dear wife Karen, daughter Elisabeth and boyfriend George Three and I made sure to take in the pure beauty of it all, too.
Tomorrow: Top of the world
Thursday: Thank you, blue cottage
Do you think you would pose in a serious manner, or free-form at “the rock” sign here, and why? Are your eyes drawn to the peaks or the valley? What photograph do you like best, and why?