Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Back to reality...

We just got back from an amazing vacation in Colorado. It was such a great week filled with adventures. This week, we are doing a million and three loads of laundry, getting groceries, mowing, cleaning, etc plus Captain C started football camp to prep him for playing this fall. He's loving it but we are tired!

I will be back to posting normally again soon. I promise. In the mean time, here are some highs and lows of our vacation. I have about 200 pictures that I will try to get back to adding soon.

Some highlights of our week:
  • 70 mile ATV rides up over Haggerman Pass
  • our awesome guide, who took Terrific T with him and kept guiding us even with a flat
  • snow ball fights
  • 9 miles of white water rafting through Browns Caynon
  • fishing
  • grandparents
  • fires
  • waterfalls
  • hiking
  • collecting pyrite and convincing each other it's real gold
  • skinny dipping in a freezing creek(only one can claim to have done this...no names)
  • rainbows
  • hummingbirds
  • All you can eat ice cream for $1.50 (bring your own bowl and spoon)
  • s'mores
  • horseback riding through the mountains
  • gorgeous weather 
  • souvenir shopping
  • date night in town for me and Big Daddy midweek with the best steak dinner I've had in a long time
  • running into friends from church in the tiny town we were staying in!
  • windmills!

Some not so highlights of our week:
  • 22 hours of driving round trip
  • getting rained and hailed on while on the ATV ride - sooooo cold - the guide told us to leave him behind since he was slowing us down so I then had T and P on with me. Snug and cold.
  • 3 nose bleeds
  • 1 puking kid (motion sickness?? it was after those 8 hours on the 4 wheelers)
  • 1 passing out kid (need to get her in for that still to see what that was all about)
  • more mosquitoes than you can imagine
  • attacks of the killer swallows who did NOT want Wondermutt pooping on the petwalk trail that was near their nest! (OK, truthfully, when it wasn't happening to me, this was a highlight to watch. These tiny birds were vicious and scary and hilarious to video!)
  • Oh and our credit card was canceled mid week for some suspicious charges from June 22! Nice timing.

As you can see, the good far outweighed the bad and we had a fantastic week full of wonderful memories of our time together.  I love my family so much and love getting to spend time away together with them.

1 comment:

  1. P probably passed out from the altitude! That's common, it's actually why in Peru, they haven't completely eradicated the coca plant--it's considered a traditional plant that will keep you from passing out at high altitudes.


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