Since my parents were up for 9 days during Thanksgiving, I tried to plan local trips to keep everyone from getting cabin fever. Unfortunately it was too cold for my thin-blooded Florida snow bird parents to do anything in the mountain communities, so we decided to do visits more on the Denver side to take advantage of the warmer weather at the lower altitude.
I get my love of nature from my Dad so figured he’d enjoy a trip to Roxborough State Park at the base of the foothills where slanted red rocks pop out of the ground. I have always wanted to go and am SO glad I went; it’s my new favorite place!
When we first arrived, it was overcast and the temperature was dropping. My parents were obviously a bit chilly…
David and I were right at home in the cool weather…
Unfortunately no dogs are allowed so we couldn’t bring the pups to romp around, but it was a good 5 mile round trip trail so it would have been too much for Sierra’s arthritis anyhow.
By the time we got up there, the sun had burned off the cloud cover and it was warming up nicely. We packed a lunch with us, so here’s where we enjoyed a nice, quiet picnic. Divine.
Feel grateful to live relatively close (1 hour) to such beauty. Can’t wait to come back after a good snow and capture some snow covered red rocks!
Here’s to wishing you a good Monday :)