We drove north along the Parkway the other day, headed for Craggy Peak and the little hike up to gorgeous 365 degree views of the mountains. Unfortunately we forgot thatÂ the section we were headed forÂ wasÂ temporarily closed to traffic.
So we parked at the barricade and "hiked" on the parkway itself. What started out as a disappointment ended up being a wonderful experience. We had the road to ourself except for the occasional biker.
We ran, we "balanced" along the lines on the road, we acted goofy.
And we saw hundreds of butterflies! Wildflowers line the sides of the road and they were literally swarming with butterflies. It was a magical experience.
By the way, we are headed out of town for another little trip. I don't think I'll have internet access this time, so may not check in for a few days. Happy end of summer!