Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
We were off work/school so we decided to take a vacation and visit...
...Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico--simultaneously!
We needed to go see some mountains. We needed to touch some snow.
we needed to go sledding.
playing in the snow makes us cold...
but it also makes us happy!
And guess what? No one even threw up! It was a Real Vacation this time around.
We had time to soak in the views of Pagosa Springs in Co. and I didn't take many photos because we were enjoying ourselves so much. But, for those who may be itching to see even more, this is what the town looks like early on a chilly winter morning, with the warm air from the springs rising up. And here is a view of downtown at sunset.
Other views on/of the road:
Not only were the views inspiring, but so are long car rides. They inspire giggling and singing:
and sometimes grumpiness and fighting and screaming. (sigh.)
But who could be grumpy at Mesa Verde?
|hello, ruins from 900 years ago.|
In the winter, a lot of the sites are closed at the Park, but we did not regret going, nor did we regret coming early. If we hadn't shown up when we did, it would have been a completely different experience.
one hour later:
Once again, before:
The clouds invaded the canyon where the ruins were. This is a look back as we drove away from Spruce Tree House, once we got a little higher up:
|careful not to fall out of bed, that's a 600-ft fall... |