For vacation, we spent 981 miles in the car together-the family that rides together, stays together, eh? We went to Colorado to see our very dear college friends...and even though she is 8 months pregnant, Shannon never hesitated when I called to ask (beg really) if we could come see them-it had been way, way too long and this much time should not pass without seeing them.The highlights of the trip were going to swim at a hot springs pool, which is like swimming in your hot tub in the warm sunshine...deliciously warm but you had to take breaks! It confuses the mind to see pool water & then feel like you are climbing into the bathtub...with your clothes on. We also took a day trip to Creede, a small mountain town that used to have an active mine. We walked around & shopped, ate a fabulous dinner & took an 'adventurous' drive up the old mine road...that used to be traveled by horses and donkeys...which means it was NARROW. Cody is rather famous for taking us on narrow mountain roads where you have sheer drop offs on one side to keep your mind off the twists & turns of the road. You don't focus on being motion sick, that's for sure!
We took the kids' bikes for entertainment while we were at their house, but the mosquitoes were so thick you couldn't run from the house to the car without getting bit. It was hard to make yourself stay inside & not be out enjoying the beautiful mountain air. We still came home with legs riddled with bites...but we'll survive! It was worth it!!