August 30, 2011

A Visit to See Krazy Kory in Estes Park, Colorado



A Visit to See Krazy Kory in Estes Park, Colorado

Shortarmguy's Diary Update for August 30, 2011


This is Lakeshore Lodge.   It is a beautiful hotel and restaurant on the lake in Estes Park, Colorado.  It is currently managed by my old buddy, Krazy Kory.  Ron "Sugarman" Myers and I spent the past few days going there for a visit.


On Saturday morning, Kory picked us up at Denver International Airport.  It's a weird place.  They have all sorts of  "end of the world" art like the mural seen here.  Conspiracy Theorists say that there's some sort of hidden bunkers built under the airport to protect the "Chosen People" once the apocalypse begins.  I'm hoping Kory gets to know some of these so called chosen people so he can book us a room down there once the end days arrive!


Our first stop was to Golden, Colorado to see the Coors Brewery Tour and drink some free beer.  Sadly, they only let us do the tour one time.


On Sunday, we drove deep into the Rocky Mountains to see if we could figure out where all that beer water originated.  We're pretty sure we found the source, but were disappointed when we discovered that it tasted just like regular water.


We drove to the top of the peak and really felt Rocky Mountain High!  The GPS says we were at an altitude just over 12,000 feet.  I struggled a lot with the lack of oxygen and the guys basically had to carry me out here to pose for pictures with them.  I didn't realize how out of shape I really was until I started to try to navigate this crazy place!  


Even Kory and Ron were winded while hiking up and down the mountain.  Of course, they had just finished trying to chase down a herd of elk and nearly slid down an ice patch over a cliff.  I tried not to fear for my crazy friends and just kept telling myself "Don't worry so much about them.  I know where the car keys are if I need them!"


Not that I would have wanted to drive.  The roads up here are single lane and have no guard rails.  So if you slip over the edge, you have a long, long way to drop before the car finally smashes into oblivion.  But other than that, it is really neat place to visit!


They made a big deal about visiting the Continental Divide.  I'm not sure what the big deal is, but I'm guessing it's a place where people from all over North America come to do math problems.  I'm not sure though because I didn't take the time to read the sign.


On Monday, we went golfing at Estes Park Golf Course.  They're famous for having wild elk wandering all over the greens!  Although we didn't see any.

 We did see a Coyote run across one of the holes however.  At least that's what the Ranger told me it was.  It just looked like a weird looking dog to me.


We didn't see any elk at the golf course, but we did see them pretty much everywhere else in town.  These things are pests like the geese are in Minnesota.  Although I think their poop is a little bit bigger.


The guys and I had a contest to see who could get closest to one of the bulls without taking a horn hit in the eye.  Luckily, none of us lost.