Thinking about our upcoming trip to Vail. Wondering how different an experience it'll be for us, going at the end of November instead of mid October… These first two pictures were taken in 2003, while exploring around Vail.
The next few are from 2005. The boys were a little bigger, able to do a little more…
And they both caught their first "fearsh" this year. (that's the way Bee used to say "fish".)
I guess this would be the only unpleasant memory we have of our trips to Vail. While four-wheeling in Scott's car, we encountered a slope that was more muddy and slippery than we anticipated and we got stuck. It was approaching sunset and my man was not a happy camper, trying to figure out how to get us all out of this! In the end, he plowed over a small tree and through a clearing in the forest and met up with the road again, on a dry spot… We learned a valuable lesson this day!
I usually don't like to separate and do our own things (Scott and me). But this day is one I will always cherish. Daddy stayed home with the baby and the big boy and I went to the Ford Amphitheater and Gardens. Will was in such a good mood and we had a ball together.
Another big reason I love our time in Vail: unlimited time with my gorgeous, sweet husband! (He's always been a coffee fiend, but since getting sick, he doesn't like coffee anymore… It's just weird. I'm wondering if having a Starbucks just a couple blocks away will still be a temptation for him…)
Alright, now we're up to our 2007 trip. This was one of the first days we went geo-caching. There were ruins of an old cabin in this spot. We had been out in the wilderness for several hours. All three boys had peed in the forest, which, I guess, is super-fun… (whatever) I was about to have an accident, I had to pee so badly. Finally I gave up, and I was going to give it a shot. Soon as I got my pants down, Will sneaks around the corner with the camera… I couldn't believe it! Scott swears he didn't put Will up to it…
One of my all-time favorite pictures that I've ever taken. This is Bair Ranch up Glenwood Canyon, just off I 70! Gorgeous country!
We've been to this spot every year, I think. One year Scott caught a fish with his bare hands. Later we found out this is one of the main spawning locations for that specific fish and you aren't supposed to mess with them… SORRY… We've had a lot of fun at this spot, playing in the water and stuff. It's just a rest area, off the interstate…
It's just fun to hang out there. There's a creek to play in and rocks to climb on and grass to run through. Lots of pretty stuff to look at.
So, that's what's on my mind this morning. I can't wait for our trip to Vail this year! We always have fun and we already have so many fun memories!