We were looking for bison, but unfortunately, the road wasn't plowed all the way through the loop where they usually are, so we had to turn around, disappointed.
The Pointy Mtn Range was unusually beautiful today, with the Tallest Peak enshrined in wispy clouds. We were thrilled to find this little guy -- species unknown -- by the roadside.
We found him when we stopped to take a quick family picture.
We finally made it to the Elk Haven and weren't disappointed!! Inigo was disappointed that we didn't ride the sleigh out to the middle of the herd, but I think we got a pretty good view of them from comfort and warmth of our car.
Along the way, we also saw a coyote scavenging something -- probably a small rodent -- in the snow. We also saw a small herd of Mtn. Goats. Oh so cute!
In our joy to see the cute/wonderful/magnificent creatures God created, we didn't forget the beautiful scenery that was before us. These mountains are magnificent any time of the year.
All-in-all, we feel pretty good about our 1/2 day's travel. We saw almost everything we wanted, ate a fabulous meal at the best BBQ place in town and got home with enough time to get Inigo in bed on time!!!
I wish we could have President's Day every week!