Sunday’s Snippets: Fall Colors

Oh how I love Sundays!

It's my day to relax.  And even though I publish my Snippets post on Sunday, I actually write these posts and schedule them ahead of time.  I do my best to makes Sundays lap-top free!  I need this time to spend time with my family and take a break from my usual routine.

Today I am extra excited to share some snippets of our lives with you.  Every October, our family takes a drive to see the beautiful fall colors.  This year, we spent an entire 2 days in Estes Park, Colorado.  This is a part of Colorado I don't typically see--and I loved it!  Fall is simply my favorite time of year.

It really doesn't get much better than this!

Just as we pulled into town, we spotted 30-40 elk at a local baseball park.  Yes, apparently, these elk love baseball!  We watched as boys played ball all around the elk.  They hit baseballs--literally between the legs of this bull--and it weren't even phased!  During this time of year, elk are everywhere.  They are known to walk down the streets.

Only in Colorado can you hang out on a baseball diamond with elk!  It was incredible.

We spent the day exploring the state park, watching elk and listening to them bugle, and playing in the leaves. The aspens were turning yellow, and it was still 75+ degree in the Rocky Mountains.  What a beautiful day, and a beautiful part of the world!

Just a few of my favorite shots...

I think we have created a new tradition, and we will be back to Estes Park next year!

Are the leaves changing where you live?
What were you up to this week?

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  1. We love Estes Park, too. We go back every year during Elk Fest and stay at the YMCA of the Rockies with all our kids that are scattered all over Colorado. What a beautiful family you have-looks like you love it as much as we do.

  2. Estes Park is our favorite place to vacation! We absolutely love it there (we were just there in September). My dd is 4 and adores it, too! We love hiking in RMNP. It was fun to see your pictures and hear you had a wonderful time too!

  3. We plan on heading to Estes soon! Did you get to hear any Elk Bugling?

  4. Looks like y’all had a great time! Leaves here are brown but only because of the awful drought, at least it is not 100 anymore. Enjoy your Sunday!!

  5. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check it out…!

  6. Wow! That is CRAZY how close you guys got to the elk. Definitely soemthing don’t see if the Bay Area.

  7. Wow! Your pictures are gorgeous! You are one hot mama. Beautiful scenery. My husband and I had a date in DC today. We attended the dedication of the MLK Jr monument and then headed over to the White House for a garden tour. It was awesome! We were even able to hear the President speak. Incredible experience.

  8. Adorable photos! You have such a cute family, Alison! Those elk are absolutely amazing.

  9. You’re very welcome for the award. It totally made my day when I got it too. The weekend was okay. It’s cold and rainy here in Montana but it was a great relaxing weekend. I love your pictures by the way.

  10. We vacationed in Estes before school started this year!! We go to Denver quite often for doctor visits for our daughter and have always wanted to take the kids there, but it is hard to squeeze in a doctor visit and a trip to Estes in the same trip. We finally took the time to just go to Estes for a few days. My husband went there quite a bit when he was growing up, but I have never been. I fell in love as did my kids. I think we are going to make it an annual trip from now.

  11. Beautiful pics! What kind of lens you are using?

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