funnel cakes to name a few. They also had a Native American telling stories and playing the flute and mountain man exhibits. Fort Collins Raptor Rescue was there and I got this picture:
This is a red tailed hawk they rescued with two broken wings. They are rehabilitating him and hope to release him back into the wild.
We took our bus tour which was the highlight of our day and these are the pictures I took. Some are taken from the safety of the bus, some are taken outside the bus with my 70-300 mm telephoto lens.
We almost got to experience two bulls fighting, when a younger bull I was taking pictures of, decided to amble across the street where an older bull with his harem was grazing. The older bull charged over and stopped short of fighting but let out a bellow and the younger one took his hide back across the street. By the way, these elk were in a neighborhood of houses and the people that live there coexist with the elk for the most part.
This is the young bull challenging
We really had a good time on this bus tour and I can't wait to go back again.
I just love how beautiful it is here. The fall colors are coming in and I even got some pictures of snow in the mountains.
Here's a picture of the famous Stanley Hotel. this is where "The Shining" was filmed with Jack Nicholson.
Shadow from the clouds
the sun came out so the snow shows up better
Creek near the visitors center
my darling family