The view as we took off from Philadelphia.
An ocean wave of clouds.
A reminder of just how flat most of this country is but in a beautiful patchwork.
First day in Colorado. Our friend took us to hike on his friend's ranch. If you can see the brown rectangle in the orange ridge (kind of halfway across it but toward the top) that's an eagle's nest estimated to be about 10 or 12 feet high and wide...just to give you some perspective.
For a bit more perspective...the front half of the ranch. From this angle the eagle's nest is just a dot.
A drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.
In the park.
For purple mountains majesty...
Snowfields in the high mountains even in August.
High above the treeline we entered alpine tundra. This river of rocks is churned up from the constant freeze/thaw cycle.
I just couldn't get over the various views. I took 345 pictures, folks. The process of deciding what to post here has not been an easy one.
Another view of the river of rocks.
Leaving the park we drove back down through the canyons outside Estes Park, which is a gorgeous view in its own right.
The next day we flew back home from Denver. You already know the flight was less than wonderful but this sunset view certainly was a lovely way to end the trip.