Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall Break!

Recently, we took the girls to Colorado for fall break. We had a great time. The girls were excited about the trip and flying in an airplane. They couldn't wait to stay in the hotel. They called it the family field trip.

In the van on the way to the airport
We got there about mid-day and just drove around. We stayed in Durango and spent a lot of time driving and looking at the beautiful mountains.

The next day, we went to Mesa Verde to see the cliff dwellings. They were really cool to see. Lizzie and I started getting a little altitude sickness.On the way back to the hotel, we stopped at this really cool shop and the girls got dream catchers.Then as we got closer to Durango, Wes made a comment about how low the clouds were. Turns out, it wasn't clouds. It was snow! We were in a brief snow shower. It was interesting. It was sunny and about 50 degrees then dropped to 30 degrees for about 15 minutes and then sunny and 50 degrees again.

On our way to Mesa Verde
Before we went down to see them
Up closer

On Monday, we went to Chimney Rock. Turns out, it was closed but we found prairie dogs instead! It was so fun to watch them. I think the girls could have watched them all day! It reminded me of being a kid and watching prairie dogs.

Looking in the hole to find one
Checking things out
After the prairie dogs, we went to Pagosa Springs for lunch and to check out the river and the springs.
By the river

Huge fun chess set

Posing by hot springs
After we left Pagosa Springs, we headed to Silverton. We drove up into the mountain and saw snow! Lizzie and Gracie were so excited to see snow. They kept throwing snow balls at each other.

Standing on a mountain in the snow!
Tuesday, we headed home. We were exhausted but had a great time! We loved Colorado and going on our adventure. It was nice to spend family time together, swim in the pool and see something new.
Gracie posing in the airport

Lizzie at the airport

There were many times that I was reminded of being a kid and going on vacation with my parents and sister.