July 07, 2007

The Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel
Originally uploaded by banj.

We've been on an impromptu trip through the Colorado Rockies. We were so tired of the rains in north Texas that we simply turned on the weather channel and headed to where the sun was shining. And speaking of "shining." This photo is of the Stanley Hotel where we stayed in the town of Estes Park, Colorado. It was here that Stephen King got his inspiration to write the movie "The Shining." The hotel is said to be haunted, and I did in fact hear bumps in the night along with witnessing our room door close 2 different times by itself. There were no breezes and it was very random. It seemed whoever it was didn't like the door remaining open. I got it.

Along with many famous people who have stayed here, the movie "Dumb and Dumber" had many scenes shot here as well. The scene where Loyd was handing out $100 bills to the help after parking his new Lamborghni was filmed on the front steps. They also shot a number of bedroom scenes from the movie here as well.

The trip for the most part was good experience. The 14,000 foot drive was intimidating, and the air was thin. But the temperatures were pleasant, the humidity low, and the sun was "shining" in Colorado.


At 1:06 PM , Blogger cybette said...

goosebumps! but i'll like to stay there too if i get a chance :)


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