My 59th Birthday: 9/24/18

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Today I turned 59 and will begin my 60th year. Hard to believe how many years and experiences that number encompasses. I was a tad homesick when I got up this morning , but the day unfolded with a lot of firsts:

1. Hearing and seeing bull elk fight for their harem.

2. Candle on a pancake

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3. Catching snowflakes on my tongue on my “September” birthday


4. Driving through a snowstorm on my “September” birthday


5. Hiking on a part of the Continental Divide Trail

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6. Having a raven mimic me


7. Drinking a white chocolate caramel cappuccino…yummy!

Todays adventure began at 5 am with the goal of sighting animals and aspens. For the record, we spotted:
Elks (see video/watch till end)
Cows(thousands)
Deer
Horses (lots)
Chipmunks
Llama
Alpacas
Sheep
Antelope
Pony
Plus…magpies, black birds, turkey vultures, hawk, raven, ducks, AND we smelled a skunk and heard several squirrels.
As far as the aspens…beautiful yellows, oranges and reds.

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After the hike, we drove until we found a spot by the river to eat lunch.

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When we arrived back in Estes, we stopped for a birthday drink.  The weather turned colder again, but I had my heart set on sitting outside.

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Back at the campsite we enjoyed a fire and a nice view of the almost full moon!

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