This past weekend, we packed our bags and headed straight for Colorado. We didn't know quite what to expect and didn't have a solid plan, but we were just excited to get on the road for the extra long weekend. Saturday and Sunday, we were meeting our family for a reunion. Everyone planned on being there - this would be the first time we had all been together in over eight years. It's crazy to me that I have known (and semi been a part of) this lovely family for that long.
Rick is a Colorado maniac. He claims the state and is proud of it.
Emery had never been. Although she is two and will never remember this trip, we still wanted her to experience the fresh air and cool breeze of the mountain top. We wanted her to see the sites and hike as far as her little legs would carry her.
So we drove and drove to do just that.
We rode the train up to Pike's Peak, admired the beauty of Garden of the Gods, roasted marshmallows by the lake surrounded with dark blue mountains, experienced the state fair, and kicked the ball around in the soft, green grass at the park -- all with family we dearly love.
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This won't be our last trip. Rick and I get mountain fever pretty easily. The slopes seem to be calling us, especially now that our girl is at a great age to attend ski school. She has her snow suit ready for this year. I'm hoping it will be worn in the mountains.