The Whompton adults headed to Colorado this summer. Krystal had a conference, Eric's friend Ben lives there, Krystal's friend Joanne lives there, Eric's cousins live there ..... We had lots of motivation to trek out to Boulder. We went out on our wedding anniversary, met up with Ben and Meredith, loaded up the truck, and immediately headed out to Rocky Mountain National Park. It was gorgeous. Everywhere we turned had an even more amazing vista. Ben is setting up one of the tents in the below picture. Don't look at the people -- look at our breathtaking view!
After setting up camp, we went hiking. We found a mini-waterfall, multiple babbling streams, wonderfully fresh smelling trees, and geologic beauty. That night showcased the entire Milky Way -- that alone was worth the flight out to Colorado. The next day we puttered around the campsite area, explored with the sunrise, and then drove through the rest of the park, across the Continental Divide, and ended up on the west side. Wow. Colorado is stunning. Our pictures cannot capture the full scope and majesty of the landscape, but I hope you enjoy them anyway.