It’s a brilliant sunny day, with the high temperature in Denver to be in the 80s, and a three-day holiday weekend lies ahead. I’m delighted to be here at home with my air conditioning and not out trying to get into Rocky Mountain National Park and up Trail Ridge Road, which opened yesterday. This was the scene up at the park a few minutes ago:
And all that traffic, to reach the park, has to go through the little town of Estes Park. There are a few back roads and bypasses but everyone still ends up at one of these two entrances.
Is it any wonder I avoid the area on holidays and weekends? And most of the summer tourist season, for that matter.