Normally we don’t get the newspaper. But this weekend my husband surprised me by taking me to Estes Park Saturday afternoon — we didn’t get home until Sunday afternoon. Estes Park is a little town up in the mountains, at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, about 45 minutes from our home. It is a beautiful little town, full of artisan and gift shops, and good local restaurants. Here is a picture of the town in the middle of summer (click on the thumbnail to enlarge) — those mountains in the background, that is Rocky Mountain National Park.
So we normally don’t get the newspaper, but this Sunday we found ourselves at The Other Side for their Sunday champagne brunch (it was soooo good), sitting at a cozy table next to the big stone fireplace, basking in the sun streaming in the picture windows, watching the ducks in the pond outside, below the snow-covered mountains. Here is the picture we took of the mountains outside the restaurant Sunday morning (click on the thumbnail to enlarge). And we read the paper while we leisurely ate our brunch and sipped our coffee (him) and tea (me).
Reading the paper (the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News) that morning reminded me of why we don’t read the newspapers. Examples of headlines I saw were Brokeback or Capote? (only Hollywood and journalists care about that) and What the Dems need to do to win (where was the article about what the Republicans need to do to win? And journalists deny there is a bias in the press.)
But, I did find some interesting articles. There was much more information on the Colorado high school teacher controversy, which I found enlightening (I will be posting about that), and others. I might pick up the newspaper more often.
BTW, we had a lovely time. The weather was beautiful, blue skies, sunny, pleasantly warm. Yellow and purple crocuses were coming up in the planter boxes outside the shop windows. I was surprised at how many openly Christian business owners there are in Estes Park. I don’t remember it being like that the last time I was in Estes, nearly a year ago. If you are ever in Colorado, you should visit Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park. They are beautiful places.