Sunday, June 08, 2008

I think we'll just stay for the rest of the summer...





I was screaming at him to get off the logs as I was taking this picture.
Notice the sweaters - SWEET!! It's cool, it's beautiful, I love Colorado in the summertime!

So sad, the trees in Texas are so small compared to here, that Ella was scared of the forest at first - scared of trees! She quickly worked through her fear, much to our relief, and got busy throwing rocks into the river and posing for pictures.

I was really wondering how Piper would do on this vacation, leaving home for the first time since she came home 15 months ago. I was a bit concerned as the plane took off and she yelled "WANT TO GO DOWN!!!".
She's done really well. The first 2 nights we stayed in a hotel room(in Colorado Springs) and when it was time for bed she said "Go home, please." So polite! Some friends of our family have a gorgeous place just outside of Gunnison and that's where we are now. We have our own little house to stay in and it has really become our home away from home. They have a dog named Molly, who the kids love. Hunter is blown away by the mountains and the majesty of it all, Piper and Ella more so by Molly the dog. Every night as we get ready for bed, Piper yells really loudly toward the main house where Molly is, "GOODNIGHT MOLLY, SEE YOU TOMORROW!!!".
Scott and Hunter have had an absolute blast four wheeling through the beautiful, uninhabited hills around us. This afternoon we went exploring through Gunnison National Park - so beautiful. We stopped at a tiny little general store/tavern/restaurant on the way back and had THE BEST hamburgers - to die for, I'm not kidding. We are going back tomorrow - to the forest and the hamburger place. In my mind they go together now. One would not be the same without the other.
I know it's time for bed here when I am shivering cold and the only way to warm up is to get under the covers. I reached that point about 5 minutes ago. Outa here!

3 comments:

Peapod Four said...

Hmmm....I think Colorado is moving quickly up the list of places we want to go. Especially since you are wearing sweaters and we are escaping the oppressive heat.

The pictures are gorgeous!!

Peapod Four said...

Wait a minute...I just enlarged the first picture -
IS THAT SNOW???????

Room for Grace said...

I'm glad you can see the pictures, I can't get this post to load here this morning. I had to access it through your comment.

Yes, snow! It's crazy, but as you go up the mountains there is still snow on the ground even though it's way above freezing and sunny. Yesterday Hunter said, "in all my life, I never thought I'd see snow in June".

It got down to 28 last night, but gets into the low 70's in the day and sunny. I don't know how we'll ever adjust to the heat when we have to go home. This is just dreamy.

I'll try to post more pictures. Our internet connection is sketchy at best.