Rocky Mountain National Park...a sweet interludeRealizing that I had a drop-dead date to meet the Girls for our Yellowstone holiday, I planned my trip with 2 extra days. Normally, I plan some extra time, even if there is no schedule, to account for weather or unexpected diversions.
So, I stopped to get my favorite "everything" large Pizza Hut pizza with the cheese inside the crust and got on my smartphone to find cabins that would take dogs near Rocky Mountain NP!
After several fruitless calls, two things were apparent: 1. It was very late to get rezzies in most vacation cabins in a resort area at "my" reasonable price and 2. It was ridiculous trying to find one that would take a dog.
They waived the stiff Pet Fee and were able to get me to my price comfort level.
After signing up for a private jacuzzi later that afternoon, I retired to a relaxed sunnap on the nearby patio overlooking the continental divide. Being in the heart of the Rockies, in the warm sunshine with a brewsky, is nearly paradise!
My little cabin is in the background.
This is a photo from an old fashioned camera self-timer. IT IS NOT A SELFIE! (loathing that term)
The early stretch has a no-stopping section designed to protect big horn sheep crossing to the ponds on the other side of the road.
The day was mostly sunny with scattered showers and I met hungry roadside elk as I entered.
My next stop--unknown. Near Yellowstone but far enough away to avoid tourist rip-off.