We enjoyed our last breakfast inside our little home and got going at 8.45am with the skies overcast the temperature 40° F.
|Our last breakfast inside our Earthroamer|
We drove through Loveland and turned off towards Estes Park as the rain began to fall.
|Homes in Loveland|
|It was still raining as we headed towards Estes Park|
We drove along the Big Thompson River gorge and gradually the sun appeared as we drove down into Estes Park.
|Soon the sun appeared|
|We drove into beautiful Estes Park with all the autumn colours|
We stopped at the Information Centre and had a coffee at a local café before driving into the Rocky Mountain National Park, paying and entry fee of $20 at the gates.
|Rocky Mountain National Park|
|Beautiful views in the park|
|Elks resting under the trees|
|Beautiful autumn leaves|
We drove through the park up to Bear Lake at 9,400ft with magnificent scenery along the way. We walked around Bear Lake, where a good covering of snow was on the track.
|Driving towards Bear Lake|
|Mountains ahead as we drove|
|A mountain just behind Bear Lake|
We returned to Estes Park where they were holding sidewalk sales along the main street. It was very cold so we bought ourselves some warm jackets and had some lunch in a pizza café.
As we left the rain started to fall again and soon we were driving in heavy fog. We stopped in a grassy area off the road and emptied our watertanks and gave the toilet and shower a good clean with the last of the water.
|Entering Boulder County in the fog|
We drove back to Bloomfield and checked into the Renaissance Boulder Suites Hotel where we had stayed in March 2006, at the very beginning of our Earthroamer adventure.
|Our Earthroamer parked in the hotel's car park at Bloomfield near Denver|
Today 126 miles (202 kilometres)
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