Saturday, May 29, 2010


Saturday morning we packed our bags and left the YMCA of the Rockies.

The day was sunny and bright, and we could see lots of snow on the mountain tops.

We headed down Highway 72, the scenic route towards Nederland.

The closer we got to Nederland, the less snow we saw on the mountains.

It was still very cold, though, with most of the lakes remaining frozen.

Once we reached Nederland and turned towards Boulder, 
the mountains grew smaller with no snow present at all.

Joe has a cousin on his dad's side who lives in Colorado, and he and two of his sons met us for lunch in Boulder. Joe hadn't seen his cousin in over 25 years, and the boys and I had never met this part of the family. We had a great time getting to know them a little while Joe caught up with his cousin.

Yes, the Dow men are exceptionally tall!

After lunch we enjoyed a street performer. He was hilarious.

And very talented!

Eventually we realized it was time to head for Denver if we were going to make our flight home. Our flight out of Denver was uneventful, but when we arrived it Dallas the American staff announced that the plane had been changed and 1/4 of the passengers would need to agree to stay in Dallas overnight and catch a flight out the next morning. We briefly considered it, but decided we should probably get back to Little Rock because we were scheduled to pick up Catherine and Elizabeth the next day and didn't want to wait to see them any longer than we had to! After a slight delay, our flight boarded and we arrived home after midnight.

All in all, we had a wonderful trip. The boys are ready to go to Latin convention again next year, and we all hope to combine it with a ski trip. We'll see how that works out.

1 comment:

  1. The pictures are beautiful. I have never lived around mountains but have always wanted to. We have gone out west to visit and loved our visit to Colorado. We didn't make it to Estes Park though - we were further south. Loved the mountains though. It was very pretty.