Another Day, Another Animal Parade

When I visited Estes Park, Colorado, home to Rocky Mountain National Park in December 2013, I saw my first elk. I remember how cool that seemed. I spent a week skiing, checking out a few different places, and visiting family. This trip, prompted by my desire to move from the city to the mountains for a change of scenery, was a fact finding vacation.

Fast forward 3 years, and I moved to the mountains. Locals told me spring and fall to expect to see elk migration. That first fall, my breath was taken away by the sheer numbers, the sound when a herd moved, and the fact they seemed to be as omnipresent as good restaurants in the city. But it’s not just fall and spring. Elk travel through my area on a regular basis.

Published by authorlaurablog

I'm a reading specialist from Chicago, now living in the beauty of the Roosevelt National Forest in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. My first book "Aliana Reaches for the Moon" is about a creative, curious, kind and messy girl who loves science and her very patient parents. I'm currently writing a YA novel about a family broken apart by a secret and a misunderstanding. Future books in the Aliana series will include dealing with forest fires, learning about clouds and animal habitats.

8 thoughts on “Another Day, Another Animal Parade

        1. Ha! I wasn’t calling you that, but I’ve definitely had some natives be less than welcoming. I didn’t expect the level of intolerance for new people. I’m sure many of them consider themselves liberal and open-minded, but their words and attitudes show that to be untrue.

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          1. Eh…Colorado’s political history and development is intriguing. There is absolutely no doubt there is a huge influence of Californian politics that have entrenched here, but Coloradans have traditionally been very protective against any outside interests until the past 10 years…

            I can go on and on about it, I’ll shut up…lol

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