We went to Rocky Mountain National Park (Mike and Tara's fave place in Colorado) and we finally made it over Trail Ridge Road. This road is the highest point in the park and takes you up to the Alpine Visitor's Center. On the way down on the other side of the Continental Divide we finally saw herds of elk. Elk are so common in Estes Park and Sharon and Alan were starting to think we were telling tall tails (tales) but we were finally able to see the elk at the Alpine Visitor's Center. Someone told us the elk were up so high because of the fireworks from the 4th of July celebrations.
We all got to see our first wild moose! When driving thru the park you are always on the look-out of wildlife - and for vehicles pulled over on the side of the road - as that typically means they have seen some wildlife! Our first moose sighing was very brief. A mother and a calf were in the bushes and we only caught a glimpse of each of them. The second sighting was much more intimate! We had pulled over as a female and male moose were on the side of the road feeding. Sharon was talking photos when the cow decided to cross right in front of her! It was so exciting and we were all snapping photos like were shooting runway models.