I'm going to take this opportunity to apologize one last time for the lapses of time that keep wedging themselves between my posts. I've accepted the fact that this is the norm, now, so anything more frequent will just be a happy bonus. : )
This post is dedicated to my recent vacation to Estes Park, CO with family and friends. My church in Topeka reserves a block of rooms at the YMCA camp every three years, and we always went on the trip when I was growing up. We didn't go the last time the group went, but were able to take the opportunity this time, AND my aunt, uncle, and cousins were able to join us, as well as my best friend from home and her parents!!! Not only am I thankful for the ability to take the time off and spend it in the beautiful (and cool!) Colorado, but I'm also so thankful for the quality time we were all able to spend together.
Highlights of the trip:
-hiking (2 days and 12-ish miles worth)
-hours and hours of cards and games
-strolling through downtown Estes
-visiting a former music/piano teacher!
-the mid-70 degree weather : )
Here are a few captured moments:
|Very cool tree root system.|
|A fork in the road - oh no!|
|The water was maybe 40 degrees...|
|...but the sunshine helped it to feel refreshing, most of the time.|
|Probably my favorite hiking destination.|
|You can't see the amount of snow in this picture, but that tree I'm standing next to is actually the top of a very tall tree coming out of the snowbank.|
|We all know music bags make the best pillows, right?|
I hope you all are able to get in some R&R before the fall comes...even if it's just an afternoon by the pool (or in the A/C) with a good book!
As usual, thank YOU for reading! : ) Would love to hear from you, if you get a chance!
P.S. Happy Birthday, Dad!