Sunday, August 10, 2008

Western Charm

The Stanley Hotel, best known for its role in the Stephen King novel, "The Shinning," epitomizes old world charm and historical architecture at its finest. Freeland Stanley and his famous steamer, journeyed west in 1903. Settling in Estes Colorado, Stanley made the decision to construct the hotel, sharing the beauty and wonderment he found in Estes with others.

This Saturday, I was able to experience the hotel first hand. After touring downtown Estes, a refreshing beverage to quench our thirst and rest our feet sounded ideal. We watched the weather role in over the Rocky's, while comfortably sitting on the front porch, as if it were our own. Laughing and talking as if we had been in this moment is good.