The hubby and I just got back from a week long vacation to the beautiful state of Colorado. It has been a tough year around here, so when I saw he had a week long vacation coming up, I suggested going out west to visit family. It was a good choice. No, a perfect one!
We had a busy, fun-filled, adventurous week! We started it with a couple days in a cabin in the mountains. What a peaceful, gorgeous place. I could have stayed there for a long long time.
We got to take a trip up to Estes Park, which included a delicious breakfast to start the day before we decided to first venture into the beautiful, stunning Rocky Mountain National Park. For $20 per car for a week’s pass, I was wishing we were staying longer so we could return. It was one of the most gorgeous places I have ever been!
After time in the park, we went back into town. Our next stop was the famous Stanley Hotel. As luck would have it, a tour started just minutes after we got there. So off we went to explore the hotel….with a guide of course. I would have loved it to be a night tour-maybe next time. We were lucky this time, because no one was in the famous room #217 so we got to go in. The only thing I had happen to me, was when I was trying to take pictures of the staircase and the tunnel-my camera kept turning off!
Of course there was a couple stops during the week at Harley Davidson dealerships. I am proud to say my precious three year old great niece, loves motorcycles! Took a small one of her own home after showing us the bigger ones that were “Awesome!” and even told us to “Look at this baby!” I love that age!
I loved hanging out with my family. From doing nothing , to going out to dinner, to a couple nights around the fire.
We had a great vacation that went by much too fast! I loved being around so many of my family. The only drawback about that? Getting to know them even better makes me miss them even more!
A side note: being out in the mountains and away from normal ‘things’ gives one a lot of thinking time. I plan on the near future to return this blog to my original intent….which is a lot more writing from the heart! I hope you will continue reading!