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A Winter Scene - red door, a dusting of snow, and a vintage bicycle

Monday, March 28, 2011

A river runs through it.....I know, cliche'

We went to Estes Park once again....we are on that search, you know, for the dream in our lives, the passion that we seek, the place for serenity, hard work, and doing something good in the world.....

We are looking for water, especially MOVING water....and Estes has several rivers that run through it, their waters coming from snowmelt high in the Rockies
Here, on 3/27, barely any snow remains....the rivers are low, but melting in the high country will occur soon and these waters will be wild!

Here, one of the B&B's we visited
roads are often narrow and adventurous!

North facing slopes are still snowy and icy

the landscape is natural as elk and deer and big horn sheep help themselves to anything and everything

it's been very dry, so things are not green in Estes, except for the pines

a driveway with a STEEP drop-off that you can't see from this picture.  I think we took this house out of the running

a boulder is actually INSIDE the living room, but guests may FALL off the back porch....and it's hundreds of feet down

We saw LOTS of wild turkeys yesterday; I'll be posting a video of them
Of course, our own house has to sell first.....but it's a combination of finding the right place, selling our home, and us feeling at peace with our decision....a tall order, but I'm turning it over to God....HE has the answers.


  1. i like how you are turning it over to God. i have made many moves in my life...and most of the time i too just left it up to God...and it all works just does.

    happy to visit here today, my friend
    kary from san luis obispo

  2. Dearest Joann,

    Estes Park looks like a beautiful place to live out your dreams. The landscapes are stunning! I can imagine what it looks like in the summer, so lush and beautiful, so much nature & wildlife! I hope you have lots of fun choosing your new home and enjoy the journey, wherever it may lead you! xoxo

  3. Enjoyed the peek into B&B hunting! I can tell that no other hunting is in the area! Ha! There are so many different animals running around where people live that I can hardly believe it!
    It looks so dry already... I hope you get some Spring rains, Joann! You will find just the perfect place for your dream, I just know it!! Love and hugs, Sherry xxx


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