July 15, 2014

The view from Trail Ridge Road in early July. Rocky Mountain National Park. HeidiTown.com

I’ve lived in Colorado for 14 years and this was my first trip over Trail Ridge Road. It wasn’t for lack of trying. We’d twice planned to drive the road on my birthday, only to be thwarted by snow closures. It turns out the famous road tends to close for the season either on my birthday, October 10, or a day before. Thankfully, we were invited to a wedding in