Lodge at The Stanley in Estes Park, CO

I recently took a short road trip from Denver to finally visit Rocky Mountain National Park and was able to relax and spend the afternoon in Estes Park.  Stanley Hotel also hosted the horror novelist Stephen King and inspired him to write The Shining.  Although the mini series was filmed here, the actual movie was filmed at another resort…


One of my favorite towns I passed through while in Oregon last fall was this little town.  Sisters, Oregon is a warm and friendly small country-western town in Deschutes County.  It is set in the perfect location just near Bend, Deschutes National Forest, and only a scenic 2 hour drive from Crater Lake NP.