Thursday was a rest day in Estes Park. One of the tings I wanted to see there was the Stanley Hotel. Author Stephen King was inspired during his stay here to write The Shining. Jack Nicholson plays a man who takes a job as the winter caretaker for "The Overlook" Hotel so he can work on his novel. Some nefarious forces push him to violence, while his "psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future". (imdb)
Stanley Steamer automobile, moved to Estes Park in 1903 for his health. His health improved, and he fell in love with the area, deciding to stay. In 1909 he opened the Stanley Hotel, catering to the rich and famous, including Teddy Roosevelt and the Emperor of Japan. It's a beautiful setting, at the doorstep of Rocky Mountain National Park.