Bear and Alberta

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Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

It would be time to start packing again, and ready to check out. I went out to get breakfast, and found Penelope's Hamburger & Fries. More about it in the review here. I had a big breakfast, and was stuffed after eating it. I went back to the hostel, and relaxed, since I could not do much on a very full stomach.

I did check out, and went to Rocky Mountain National Park. There were couple things I wanted to see before leaving. The first one would be Bear Lake. But driving there turned out not to be an option, because the parking lot was full. So I had to go to the Park-And-Ride lot, and leave my car there. Then hop on a shuttle bus, that would take me to Bear Lake.

I got there, and walked around for a bit. It was a good place to relax and ponder about life.

Alberta Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park
A peaceful place, nestled in the Rockies. I stayed for a little bit, then headed to other thing I wanted to see - Alberta Falls. I had to hop on the shuttle bus, which took me to that area.

To get to Alberta Falls, I had to hike and it was not an easy or short one. It felt like it would take forever, as I was sweating and out of breath. At times, I felt like quitting, but I pressed on until I made it. The hike was worth it, with the payoff being the waterfalls. I would look at nature doing its work, as the water flowed down and through the Rocky Mountains. Just great to look at, and a place to relax after a difficult hike, and catch my breath. At least difficult to me, since I am not much of a hiker.

I rode the bus back to the parking lot, to pick up the car. Then, after leaving RMNP and Estes Park, I had to drive on mountainside roads, but they were not as bad as the ones inside the park. Still, I drove defensively. I made through it, and was on my way back to Denver, and another Rockies game, before flying back home, later that night.

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me in front of Alberta Falls
me in front of Alberta Falls
river flowing from falls
river flowing from falls
Estes Park Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Review for breakfast
Penelope‚Äôs World Famous Hamburger and Fries is a restaurant on the main street in Estes Park, Colorado. As it was very close to the Estes Park Hoste… read entire review
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