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Hike to Sprague Lake

Our hike to Sprague Lake in the Rockies

IMG_5714.jpgIMG_5764.jpgWaking up in Rocky Mountain National Park is a wondrous thing. The Glacier Basin is surrounded by mountains so clouds are over some with other peaks visible. The basin campground has campsites are on ½ of the area with a large glassy area around the entry. A river runs along one end of the campground from the mountains on thru the valley.

Kids woke up and informed me that they had already had 2 hikes, one just after I left and one yesterday. They really wanted for us to go back to Sprague Lake a 1-1/2 mile hike each way. This sounded great as I’d been sitting for way too many hours.

We packed up a picnic lunch complete with tablecloth, wine, cheese, meat and breads in our picnic backpack and took off for the lake. On the way the kids pointed to the general area that a hawk is protecting, swooping at passersby. The hawk had been busy dive bombing another person when they went thru so that the hawk ignored them as they passed.

The hike is so scenic but then it is in the Rockies. A stream runs along most of the trail all the way up to the lake.

As we were hiking along and talking 4 kids emerged from the forest on the other side of the stream. They asked if we knew how to get to Sprague Lake and we said yes that the kids had been there already and were leading us. They asked if they could come along, they had been hiking and had taken a wrong turn and had gotten lost. We had the 4 new kids join our group and they told us everything we ever needed to know about them on the way up.

When we got to the top the lost kids found their parents, we took photos of the lake and then our kids found the perfect picnic spot where we spread out our picnic lunch.

Posted by Miss Chris 12:34 Archived in USA Tagged landscapes mountains children nature travel family tourist national_park family_travel grandkids rocky_mountain Comments (0)

Back to My Vacation

Needless to say after a day of workshops, a very boring afternoon I may say, I hopped the hotel shuttle for the airport. I didn’t have much to eat during the day as there wasn’t much gluten free food and I was anxious for dinner and a cappuccino. Security was empty so I rushed thru to get to the food only to find that I was on the far end of the airport in a very small wing. There was only one vendor with pre-made sandwiches, some bananas and canned sodas. GURR! I started to blog but then the battery started dying and the outlets didn’t work. Oh well, I got to read the book I’d brought along “Packing For Mars”.

Thunderstorms were once again in the Denver area when we took off but by the time we arrived they had moved off to the east and traffic was going again. Lightning was flashing and the ride was bumpy but we made it.

Dale was there to pick me up at the curb and we were soon headed up to the mountains.

By this time I was really hungry. We stopped at Burger King but they did not make, or even know what a lettuce wrap was. We then went next door to McDonalds who said “oh yes, we can make a lettuce wrap”. We paid and picked up our food then driving down the road I opened my hamburger only to find a regular hamburger that included a piece of lettuce inside the bun. I’m guessing they don’t know what a lettuce wrap is in Denver!

Posted by Miss Chris 09:27 Archived in USA Tagged flying vacation airport mcdonalds dallas workshop rocky_mountain gluten_free Comments (0)

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