We went to Rocky Mountain National Park a week or so ago.
While there, I made fun of the people who got out of their cars to take pictures of nearby elk. "Why would they need pictures of elk?" I said. "They could just google pictures of elk if they wanted to see a picture of an elk. Or buy a postcard." I'm of the mindset that vacation pictures should have people in them, unless they're trying to be arty or something (like I occasionally try to be, see above).
But then I took this picture:
"And you were just making fun of the people who were taking pictures of the elk," Vernon said.
"But these were so CLOSE!" I said.
Then we took what might possibly be the best family photo we've ever taken. I would use it for our Christmas cards, if I was into having "perfect family photo" Christmas cards (more on that later). Here it is:
Interesting fact: It was 85 degrees on the ground, and 62 degrees in the alpine region of the mountains.
Here are some more interesting things that I've learned on my travels:
1) Dan Akroyd is into UFOs and was a speaker at the annual Roswell UFO Festival in 2007.
2) In Connecticut, garage sales are called tag sales.
3) People leave large appliances on the side of the roads throughout rural Texas.