As many of you know, Amber and I recently ventured to Estes Park, Colorado and spent a couple days exploring the Rockies. What many of you don't know is the reason why. The main reason we went to Colorado was to spread my Father's ashes.
My dad loved Colorado. Not only was he born there, but we traveled there frequently growing up. Upon retirement my parents made a trip out to Colorado (usually Estes Park) once or twice a year. They even considered retiring out to that area. Considering all of this, it only made sense that the Centennial State would be a spot where we spread his ashes to honor his memory.
Our first stop to spread ashes was Rocky Mountain National Park. Once inside the gates our first location was Bear Lake. Bear Lake was quite the adventure. The water was frozen over with three feet of snow resting on top. Many tourists, ourselves included, freely walked across the surface from one side to another. My family found a couple spots around the lake that had majestic views and called to us, leaving some ashes where it seemed fitting. From there we stopped in the Tuxedo Park area and upon a valley at the base of the mountains that had a stunning view of some of the Rockies in the distance.
Another location we chose to spread ashes was Lilly's Lake. This was an area I hiked with my dad the last time we were in Colorado together. We chose several different locations overlooking the lake and a few places off the beaten bath that Amber and I stumbled upon that took our breath away.
All in all, the trip went just about perfect. The location, timing, and weather all fell perfectly in place. It'll be a trip that we never forget, and one that we will probably repeat frequently in honor of my father.
We are Amber and Jordan Kirbey. We are excited to share our experiences and ideas with you!