This past weekend, my dad got the boat ready and hooked up to the car. I got excited to go on an adventure of the boating kind. The doorbell rang, and two adult humans with two little ones arrived. These kids were full of energy and immediately began chasing me around the house…and I loved every minute of it! They threw toys at me, and we played. We ran and ran until my tongue got big. I forgot all about the boat—until they all left without me. Wait, what? How did that happen? Apparently there just wasn’t enough room for me. I was disappointed, but I was also tired from all the excitement. I decided a nap was in order, and I could dream about adventures of day’s past.
What came to mind was a neat town on Highway 34 west in Northern Colorado called Estes Park. It was only 45 minutes from our house in Loveland, and we would walk around it often. Estes Park sits at 7,522 miles high and is the gateway to the Rocky Mountain National Park. It is known for having elk cross the streets and has neat shops and restaurants. On this particular outing, we chose to walk around Lake Estes located at 500 Big Thompson Avenue.
The high peaks of the Rocky Mountains had snow on them but the skies were blue. The path is paved and has great views of the park, town, and the famous Stanley Hotel. Lake Estes is actually a reservoir and is open May to early October. Some humans were in paddle boats while others fishing. We took a great stroll around the four-mile lake, saying hi to human and canine alike. Even if you just wanted to sit and enjoy the scenery, Lake Estes is a great place to hang out.
Unlike the Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park and Lake Estes are dog friendly. You’ll find bowls of water throughout town, and several shops have doggy treats for good boys like me. If you haven’t been to Estes Park or the lake, make a point to do so. It’s easy to get there, and the views are dream worthy.
Hi! I am Kumaito (Kuma for short), a multi-tan Shiba Inu. My breed is one of the oldest and purest from Japan. I personally was born in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, moved to Friendswood, Texas, and now call Phoenix, Arizona home. I enjoy running or hiking almost every day with my mom, chasing rabbits out of my neighborhood, playing with toys, pestering my brother Edmond, eating, napping … well, I love just about everything and everyone!
My mom, Lorraine Bossé-Smith (Founder of the FIT Leader Formula™) is kind enough to help me share my Great Adventures, big and small. My mom is a motivational speaker, corporate trainer, business consultant, executive coach, behavioral-wellness expert, and author of eight published books. More importantly, she’s the best doggy mom ever!
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Get outside! You never know what you’ll discover, and our paths just might cross. Happy tails!