Back from the Mountains
|Bubba & Betty with Wayne & Kim|
This past week, our family took a well needed vacation from the farm. It's the first one that we have gone on since building our farmhouse and farm almost three years ago.
(Yes, I was posting farm happenings while gone. I couldn't go a whole week without it. Isn't it great that you can pre-post?)
Our winter destination was Crested Butte, Colorado.
It's simply gorgeous! We've been there a couple of times before and it was calling us back.
The day we arrived it snowed a foot. It made for wonderful skiing!
The boys loved it! Wayne loved that they were all old enough to carry their own gear. I loved it that we got to have some couple time to ski together.
One of the things we love about Crested Butte is the colorful old buildings. A lot of them were built in the early 1900s. This is a coffee house covered with colorful license plates. Cute!
This artist was painting the town with amazing detail
~ with gloves on!
One afternoon we traded our skis for sleds and went snowmobiling.
I was the old lady that everyone was waiting for. It was great fun ~ pure exhilaration mixed with pure terror.
On the way there we stopped at the Royal Gorge Bridge.
It's the world's highest suspension bridge.
It's over 1,000 feet down to the Arkansas River.
|picture I took from the gondola|
You can walk or drive over it.
Jared wasn't too thrilled with the height or the fact that it shook in the wind.
Jake, Jonah & I took the gondola across. It's the red spot in the photo below. I have to say that was one of the most adventurous things I have done. I don't know what I was thinking!
One of the highlights was our date night. Who would have thought we could get a meal like this in an old house in an alleyway in a sleepy ski village. Our meal at Soupcon (pronounced soop so(n)) was simply the BEST food we have ever eaten!
It was too pretty to eat and too delicious not to eat every bite!
|photo credit: Soupcon|
It was a great escape to the mountains.
It's nice to be back home on the farm though.