My husband's parents came out from Ohio to spend time with us over Memorial Day weekend. I am lucky in that I have great in-laws, and we have a good time together. My mother in-law and I went on a hike in the foothills, where we had this incredible view of the red rocks and downtown Denver.
This is farther along in our hike. May/June is a wonderful time to come to Colorado as everything is really green and alive, and we have beautiful weather.
We saw a lot of blooming cacti, a first for me.
On Sunday we drove over Guenella pass in the mountains. I made the hubs stop so I could take a picture of this gold creek. It was really beautiful. Let's count to see how many times I can say beautiful, shall we?
This is at the top of Guenella pass, and the mountain on the right is Mt. Bierstadt. It's a 14er, which means that it's over 14,000 feet high. From the parking lot, where I was taking this picture, it's about a 3 mile hike to the top, and you gain over 2000 feet in elevation. I hiked it about 5 years ago, and then I got sick in the car on the ride home. In my friend's car. All over the door. So pleasant. I'm glad I can say I've hiked a 14er, but I don't think I'd do another one. My knee (and apparently my stomach) just can't handle it. Anyhoo....
This is another view from the top of Guenella pass. Beautiful! Are you still counting?
On the way down the pass, we stopped at Clear Lake. These are probably the only "waves" I'll see for awhile. The boys wanted to fish in the lake but since the lake is fed by mountain run-off, it was a balmy 35 degrees or so. And the hubs had a hole in his waders. Not to mention that it was about 45 degrees outside and windy. We didn't stay too long, and they didn't catch anything.
Turns out, they didn't catch anything the whole weekend. At least they looked good! Smile boys!
Back in town, we went on a walk, and in the distance is Chatfield Resevoir. Lots of boating going on there. It was a beautiful weekend.
All in all, it was a fun weekend, made even greater by the fact that I took an extra day off. Nothing beats spending time outside with your family! I hope everyone had a great weekend!