|The Brown's on our Estes Park honeymoon.|
Our honeymoon destination was not blown up by a terrorist attack but washed away by Mother Nature. Similar to John and Michelle losing 3 World Trade Center The Brown’s are filling a loss, too. Heavy rains caused Colorado flooding in Larimer, Weld, Boulder, and Jefferson counties. Glued to the television and computer monitor watching the town that we honeymooned--all the emotions came flooding back. The cabin we stayed out on Fall River Road in Estes Park Colorado is gone! Learning this news, I immediately reached out on social media. Shown below on Google+ I wrote: “Brian & I are so saddened by this video of Estes Park because we spent our honeymoon at a cabin on the edge of town some 19 years ago. Prayers go out to all the two and four-legged residents! #EstesParkFlooding” On Facebook I had a similar message, and there I learned of countless friends and relatives who also spent their honeymoons at Estes Park. Given the outpouring of comments time and time again; I was reminded how truly a romantic and tranquil a place this special town in the Rocky Mountains provided to so many other honeymooners.
Watch another mind-numbing Great Estes Park Flood of 2013 video. At the time I wrote this post on Sunday evening officials reported 1,000 unaccounted for in the Colorado flood. Please help the residents of Estes Park and this honeymoon destination spot by giving to the American Red Cross. To help people affected by this flooding disaster, population-we™ readers can donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations may also be made by visiting ColoradoRedCross.org.
In short, Estes Park will never be forgotten by The Brown's and countless other honeymooners.
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