My daughter and I decided to take a short spring break vacation together, just the two of us. She has always wanted to see the Rocky Mountains, so we planned a trip to Colorado. We had several things we wanted to do during our short three days, but the main thing was to hike in the mountains. Unfortunately for us, Colorado had a blizzard two days before we arrived so the mountain was covered in deep snow. We didn't let that stop us.
Together we took in the beauty of Mother Nature. We stood and absorbed the absolute quiet, we watched a mouse run on top of the snow, we stopped to observe birds, and we even ran into two separate families from our hometown of Wichita, Kansas. It truly is a small world. I am going to be honest, the higher we hiked, the more difficult it was for me. My 17 year old was jogging up the inclines while I had to stop for frequent photos (catch my breath). But on this mountain I made my girl proud. She saw me keep going. She saw me push my physical capabilities of trudging up snowy trails. On this path here she said, "Mom, you are almost 50 and have RA. I hope I'm as active as you at your age." This will forever be my favorite part of the trip.
The next day we went to Red Rocks Amphitheater. We enjoyed the sunshine and the views.
|I am crazy about this girl.|
|Yep, we walked up and down these steps.|
Thanks to Mariah at From This Point. Forward for some great recommendations for our visit to Colorado. Blogger friends are the best!