I can see why people love Estes Park so much. It's beautiful, the weather is a perfect 82 during the day with a cool breeze. We did wake up this morning to a cold 45 degree weather. Thank goodness I had my new quilt on the bed.
It is a dog friendly town with shops posting signs that they are dog friendly and have bowls of water for their canine friends. Lots of people walking dogs along the street. There was a large Arts and Crafts Fair here in town, so the streets were crowed and there was tons of stuff to look at. One vendors had fabric beads---very interesting. We walked all morning looking at shops and stopped for lunch at The Wild Rose, having buffalo burgers. YUM!! So much for the diet.
Then we walked over to the Stanley Hotel. The Stanley was built in 1909 by F.O. Stanley of Stanley Steamer fame. The hotel was the inspiration for Stephens King's novel "The Shinning., He had stayed in room 217 right before the hotel had shut down for the season.It has also been filmed by the Ghost Hunters program. What a wonderful hotel. Very elegant and charming with the original wood floors, staircase and wonderful views.It must be a great experience to stay there.
Can't you just see that little girl riding that tricycle around this lobby.