@desertrat ---I live about 35-40 minutes due east of Estes. We spend a fair amount of time up there, as it is the "Gateway to the Rocky Mountains". Most likely you went through Loveland, or Longmont to get there? It is a delightful area! How nice that you are so familiar with Colorado. Look online for the annual Sculpture Fair held every August in Loveland. It's a pretty big deal nationally. I think you are so correct in terms of not only looking forward to "being retired, and not working", but also to having ideas about what you would want to do with your time and energy. Sometimes I get frustrated with myself that I haven't done enough of those things I initially thought I would---never too late, but as I said, this hip "surprise", really threw me, and made me aware of how much each day/year really count!