Anybody who has been watching the news has seen how four or more straight days of rain being pumped into the Front Range of the Rockies has caused severe flooding and damage, with major impact to my town of Lyons.
After being trapped in town by the destruction of large chunks of Hwy 36 between Lyons and Estes Park, damage to the bridge on Rt 7 out of Lyons to the west, and severe flooding on Hwy 66 going east, residents of Lyons were asked to leave on Saturday 14 Sept.
I was planning to start a vacation today anyway, so I just left a couple of days early.
I don't know if I will be able to go home to Lyons when my vacation ends, but in the meantime, enjoy a few photos from somewhere besides Colorado.
Thanks to everyone who expressed concern about my well-being during the last several days, and thanks for all of the kind words and positive feedback about my photography and this site.