Friday, July 31, 2009

getting away from it all

We were lucky enough to have the chance to escape the heat this summer, for a brief two week respite. As my husband said, we ended up cramming several different vacations into one - tourists in Dodge City, tent camping in a National Forest, hanging in a ski resort condo with friends and family from home, and finally relaxing for a few days and pretending we lived in a small funky mountain town with an old-fashioned court motel as base camp.

We woke to cool temperatures and beautiful mountain scenes.

We saw lots of bicycles and bicylists.

We stepped foot on the Continental Divide, three times!

We were so glad to take the trip, and had a great time. And now, the nice thing is, we're glad to be home.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Lazy Fourth

It's been too hot to be outside in the middle of the day, unless surrounded by a large body of water. And to be honest, the boys have spent way too much time today with TV distractions, between Saturday morning cartoons and the first day of the Tour de France.

So, it was refreshing this afternoon to see the boys engaged in something non-electronic, and playing with toys that they haven't touched in a while.

Gotta love Playmobil meets Lincoln Logs.