I'd like to share a few posts with pictures from a little trip my wife and I just took to the amazing state of Colorado. We took advantage of the good deals since it's the "off-season," and got to enjoy the beautiful ski-town of Vail. We were fortunate enough to have her parents offer to watch our 3 kids for us so we could make the trip.
This post is just a quick re-cap of the first day, just to give you a taste of Colorado. If you haven't been there before, I cannot express to you how much you need to visit. It's really like taking medicine for the soul - if you're in need of some fresh air and to recharge your batteries, this is the place to do it. It's the kind of place that reminds you how we are all just a tiny part of this big earth, and it just has a way of bringing you back down where you belong if you know what I mean.
Here's my beautiful wife on day one, taking in the view from our hotel balcony:
Since Vail is at 8,000 feet elevation, we took the first day really easy in order to get acclimated to the altitude. For us flat-landers, this is a big shock to the system. But we couldn't resist doing some walking through the town, and caught this site just down the path from the hotel:
The town of Vail really looks like a Swiss or Austrian alpine village. Before we had kids we went to Europe a few times and trust me, I'm not just saying that - they really look similar. Here's a typical street scene in Vail:
About a 10 minute walk from our hotel was the Betty Ford Garden, just next to the Gerald Ford amphitheater. We went over there to watch a symphony orchestra that was in town from Dallas - sat on the amphitheater lawn and took in the relaxing music. Afterwards, we went next door to the Betty Ford Garden, which had a few little waterfalls and streams, like this one:
The low humidity really makes for some incredible sunsets in the high-country:
More to come from our trip out west, but I have to say it again: if you haven't been there, you have to put it on your list. Words and even pictures can't do it justice.