Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Honeymoon {Part Two}

The next couple days of our honeymoon took us from flying over the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, to visiting a local herd of Elk in Estes Park.

Here are some more pictures, if you'd like to see...

There were lots of animals and probably the most cats I've ever seen at a zoo, but they were doing construction on half of the property for expansion so that was a bit of a bummer.

We took a 'gondola' ride (which was more like a ski-lift)- it ran across the entire park and lasted about 20 minutes riding directly over the Giraffe, Cheetah, Rhino and Monkey habitats.

Then we hopped on the Pony Express and headed toward Estes Park. 

Kidding. But it surely felt like we took the Pony Express!

Little did we know, this would be the last sunset we saw during our honeymoon. Estes Park is located in a little valley of the Rocky Mountains, so the mountains hid the sunsets at night. One beautiful view for another, right?

It was unbelievably erie to drive into the mountains at night. Neither Kelly or I had ever been there before. The mountains seemed to appear out of nowhere in the dark, all of a sudden they were shooting up on either side of us. The rock met the road to our right, and to our left it was a sheer drop-off. I tried to get some pictures, but it was too dark.

In the morning, we headed down to the golf course, we heard that is where the herds of elk typically congregate. We were not disappointed!

We explored around downtown before heading up into the mountains for a little ORV action.

I taught this country boy those horns. ;)

Here we thought we were on top of the world- we could see for miles and miles and miles. Little did we know that a couple of days later, we would be much higher than this!

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