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We were off gallivanting in Colorado for the 4th. It was awesome, let me just say.
Here in the desert there are certain things that are few and far between. Grass and trees and water being among them. But in the high country of colorful Colorado those things are aplenty. It’s gorgeous. And chock full of opportunities for adventure (which we took full advantage of, btw).
My mom–who currently resides in Denver–met up with us and stayed for four of our six nights. We stayed at a KOA kabin (yes ‘k’abin) in Durango. It was all Hannah Montana-esque what with its best of both worlds. We had a wooden roof over our heads to protect us against those afternoon thunderstorms and an air conditioner pumping all the while. Still, it resembled camping because there was a noticeable lack of indoor plumbing and kitchen facilities. We cooked over both an open fire and a camping stove propane flame. We laughed late into the night under the endless stars. We played charades (albeit the iPod app version) and frisbee. We feasted on campfire foil packets (a la Girl Scouts) and S’mores.
It was a wholesome, outdoorsy family time. It was awesome. Truly, wholly awesome.
Awesome in part for what I referred to as our “excursions”. On our first day there we took to the Animas River (river of lost souls for those who are wondering) for some whitewater rafting. They totally freaked us out with their spiel about falling in and forty degree water temps and overturned rafts. Together with that whole ‘lost souls’ bit it was unnerving. But in the end, it was a totally mild adventure. There was one point at which Jayce had to exit the raft while the rest of us braved a gnarly rapid but otherwise, totally mild. And totally worth the price we paid. The gnarly rapid was a definite highlight.
Here are some pics for your viewing pleasure.
Back tomorrow with some more pictures and tales from our trip…