Thursday, August 5, 2010

Destination: Colorado

I will be taking a break from the heat and humidity of NYC this weekend to visit with my family in Estes Park, Colorado, a gorgeous, scenic little town at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. I can almost smell the pine trees now...

I plan on taking full advantage of the great outdoors - hiking and swimming, picking wildflowers and hanging out with my enormous family around the campfire are all on the agenda. Oh, did I mention it's a family reunion with over 200 of my closest relatives attending? Yeah, it's gonna be nuts!

Obviously, I'm thrilled to spend some quality time with my dads side of the family, but what I'm really looking forward to is checking out the Stanley Hotel (first image). It was in this hotel (room 217 to be exact) that gave Stephen King the inspiration to write The Shining. The hotel is supposedly haunted, particularly the 4th floor, so I fully plan on finding some ghost friends. I'll let you know how it goes!