Family Nature Summit - Day 0
Finally in Colorado.
My granddaughter, Hannah, and I are at the YMCA of the Rockies at Family Nature Summit. This is Day 0 of our third year, Day 0 because the program officially started tonight.
We arrived yesterday so we could get rid of jet lag and get used to the altitude. It's 8,000 ft. at the "Y" and hiking will only take us higher. Yesterday we walked around the "Y" figuring out where all the buildings were. Today, we took a shuttle to Rocky Mountains National Park, hoping to do a short hike.
We stopped at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center but there were no trails right from the VC.
So we walked the road to the entrance of the park but that wasn't much fun. When we walked back, who should we see but a FNS van with Steve K.'s extended family? They invited us to ride to Grand Lake with them. What fun!
It was foggy in places as we drove Trail Ridge Road, stopping at various places including the Continental Divide. This is the place where the water goes either to the Atlantic Ocean or the Pacific Ocean.
When we thought we were going to go hiking, we ordered packed lunches from the YMCA. To our amazement, we got nothing but plastic food.
The peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were prepackaged and so was my turkey sandwich. To that, they added chips, Rice Krispy treats and juice boxes. They packaged all of that in large Chinese take-away boxes. How could we put this in our packs?
From now on, Family Nature Summit will have their own meals and we'll make our own packed lunches.