My family and I spent a week up in Estes Park at the end of August. The initial motivation of the trip was to do a book signing for the “Art of the National Parks” book I was honored to be invited to participate in. The book turned out to be just outstanding. They featured around 100 of the top painters in the country including Scott Christensen, Curt Walters, Skip Whitcomb, and many others. I was featured in the book for Rocky Mountain National Park and the book signing was appropriately scheduled at the historic Stanley Hotel which was made uber famous by the movie The Shining.
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So I gathered the troops and set sail for Estes Park’s own kid friendly Jellystone Park RV park. We had the best time and slotted into a narrow and lucky great weather window. As you fellow Colorado dwellers know, the weather this year was rainy, rainy, and more rainy..so we lucked out. Maddie did her first 5.5 mile hike all by herself which was fantastic!! We also overlapped the Plein Air Rockies show so I was able to reconnect with some of my favorite artist friends who participate. Also friends Dave Santillanes, John Taft, and Amery Bohling came up for some hiking and painting. I hiked to Alberta Falls, Mills Lake, The Loch, Lake of Glass, Sky Pond, Dream Lake, and Fern Falls while I was there so look for those paintings below: