So vacation is over–it was exhilarating and exhausting, but now it’s over, and I’m not sure when the next one will be… Here’s a recap:

We arrived in Denver on Monday evening and had dinner with my husband’s grandparents. Tuesday morning was also spent in Denver, and we had lunch with some more relatives. Midafternoon we drove up to Estes Park to stay at the YMCA of the Rockies. I must say, I was very impressed. It’s a 700 acre complex surrounded on three sides by Rocky Mountain National Park. All the cabins were already reserved when we made reservations, but we got a room in one of the lodges, and it was fine. We did horseback riding (by boys’ first time, my second), mini-golf on site, tried to do swimming but lightning was spotted in the area, went on a mini hike, and drove into Estes Park to eat and shop around a little. On Thursday, we left the YMCA for a hike in the Wild Basin area of RMNP.
We hiked to Ouzel Falls, which I believe was about 2.5 miles up and back down. My little one made it all on his own. My older one talked the whole time and wanted to go on (which he and my husband did). On the trip back down, he then fell and had to be carried back on my husband’s shoulders almost the whole way. Thursday night we were back in Denver. Friday we braved WaterWorld, Denver’s water park. Great park, but the water was freezing, and you had to hike your tubes up these steep, heart-racing hills. Dinner with family on Friday night and my husband’s grandmother’s 85th birthday party on Saturday, and we were on the road back to Texas. And here we are…

No writing progress was made, no reading progress was made, but we had fun.

Posted in Uncategorized on 07/23/2007 10:54 pm


  1. Wow, that sounds like an amazing vacation! I’d love to do something like that someday. Glad you had fun, and welcome back!

  2. And having fun is the real point, isn’t it? Glad you had a good time. :o)

  3. Looks like a great time! Someday I’m going to have to get out there. I can see how there wouldn’t be much writing/reading time. Like Lucy says, though, fun is the whole point of vacation! =)

  4. Christine d'Abo

    It sounds like you had a great time. What beautiful pictures. :)

  5. It looks like a lot of fun, too – and great pictures!

  6. Amanda Brice

    Great pics! Sounds and looks like a great time!

  7. The pics are great!! It sounds like you had a great time. :)

  8. Welcome back, Alyssa! I’ve only been to Colorado once, to Steamboat Springs at the tail-end of summer when I was 14. It was gorgeous …

  9. Since I’ve already been to Colorado with you, I just wanted to say I liked your T-shirt! hahaha
    Your mama

  10. Virginia, like the state!

    Great pictures! I’ve been to Denver once on business–really pretty! Glad you had a good time! :)

  11. Your kids know their great-grandparents? That’s awesome.

    Sounds like a fun trip.

  12. So glad you had a great time! Thanks for sharing the pics. It looks like it was an awesome place to visit!

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