Memorial Day Weekend - YMCA

My visiting graduates wanted to spend Memorial Day Weekend at one of our favorite family spots, Estes Park, gateway to the Rocky Mountain National Park. When I was their age I cut my backpacking teeth in this Park. Years later I taught their Daddy to backpack and we would leave them with grandparents whilst we explored the backcountry trails. We have camped many times here and the love of hiking the Rockies has been passed on to our daughters.No camping this time - we stayed at the YMCA of the Rockies which, by the way, is a VERY FUN place to vacation with your family. It is very reasonably priced and offers many activities for children of all ages. The main lodge is a nice place to hang out and play cards, games or read. The lodge deck has awesome views and the many comfortable chairs make a very nice place to sit and knit! I did get quite a bit of knitting done this weekend....and I did get quite a bit of frogging done, too.This lovely bronze statue captures the family atmosphere here AND it just so happened to have one of my favorite Bible verses engraved on it! I asked DH many years ago to put this on my tombstone and bury me in the mountains should I die before he. If you click on the picture you will be able to read it better.