Chris, Sofia and I had a fantastic weekend! There is something to be said about how fresh mountain air can be rejuvenating for the soul. A good friend of mine has an amazing cabin deep within the mountains near Colorado Springs. She and her husband hosted a gathering for a group of people to get out of the city and enjoy the summer mountain air. When we arrived, a storm front did too squabbling our hopes of volleyball, boating and swimming. Without skipping a beat, however, our hosts quickly arranged chairs in the pavillion near the lake where we chatted, ate, and laughed at stupid jokes.
On the drive to the cabin. This was the lake we had hoped to play in. The picture does NO justice to the views and atmostphere...
With no end in sight of the rain, we packed up all our gear and headed up to the cabin. The cabin was simply delightful - a log structure, balconies overlooking the aspen and pine trees, not a single city light to dim the twinkle of the stars and the omnipresence of fresh air. We stayed up late enjoying one another's company, playing games, harmonicas (very poorly!) and dancing to the Allman Brothers.
This hammock was awesome! It was like swinging in a wildlife adventure!
Sofia, of course, was the star of the weekend being as happy as ever and even going to be without a tear. We drove back on Sunday afternoon and crashed. We were exhausted! We all laid around for the afternoon before doing some laundry and packing up some items for the next trip...Yes, I said NEXT trip!
Tomorrow (Monday) Sofia and I will be joining my dear friend, Dawn on a drive across the Rocky Mountains to Cedar City, Utah to her family cabin in the mountains until Thursday. We are going to miss Chris SOOOOOOOOOOO bad!!!! Traveling without him just isn't the same. I am hoping to bottle up some of the western Rocky Mountain air to bring back to him so that he can get the refreshing buzz I know we are going to breathing constantly.
Sofia CASHED out tonight. Do you remember the last time you slept this hard?