This weekend: Guanella Pass for aspen spotting. It’s a fall must-do if you live in Colorado (in my humble opinion).
Pure Joy: Walking through this aspen forest I made a wrong step and twisted my ankle. Don’t worry because I made a quick recovery with a Jason Bourne-style shoulder roll to the ground. It wasn’t graceful but at least I saved myself a trip to the ER with a broken ankle.
Aspens at Guanella Pass
Throwing rocks in Clear Lake.
Yellow Mountain Flower
Mountain Flowers: A little mountain flower.
At Clear Lake
Watch your step! Trust me.
My sister left her 3 kids with me for 5 days (13, 13 and 12-years-old). Her 3 kids, plus my 2 kids, equals 5 kids for FIVE-WHOLE-DAYS.
The fact that it was my idea to keep her 3 kids for 5 days is beside the point. I am going to look at it as a learning experience. I learned, 13-year-old boys talk all-the-time. I learned 5 kids can eat a lot, and all the time. And, cell phones for kids are evil, but taking away cell phones is therapeutic. I also learned that keeping 5 kids busy will minimize the drama factor by about 30%. And, believe me, 30% is huge!
Yeah. I didn’t post bail. I needed the quiet time.
(If you missed it, you can read more about our mine tour, gold panning & the trip to the cemetery at my travel blog here.)