A few weeks ago, at the height of the holiday season just before Christmas, my wife and 3 kids (all under the age of 5) were out running errands around Estes Park. After a trip to the Post Office, my wife and all three kids were excited to have received the little red cards in the mail that tell you there is a package waiting in the off-site overflow package facility. Her account of what happened on that trip puts into words one of the many reasons why we love living in the small mountain town of Estes Park.
What I Love About Our Small Town
By Karen Basel
We headed out the door with our red parcel pick up cards in hand. The three kids were anxious to see what kind of packages they were going to receive in exchange for the cards! When we pulled up to the building, there were many other vehicles already parked outside and, I was guessing, quite a line of people inside. I debated on whether or not to unbuckle all three kids and take them inside to wait in line. The other option was to let my husband take the cards by himself and pick up the packages. But the excitement bubbling from the backseat was too much – we were all going to head inside to see what was waiting for us!
That day, I was amazed at the kindness of strangers. I believe that, had this experience taken place in a big city, it would have gone quite differently. Thank you to the people of Estes Park who were selfless and patient while we anxiously picked up our Christmas packages.
Estes Park is a great town because of the caring people who live here. Again, I thank you!