I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July, and a great weekend. We are still on our trip out West. We ended up extending our trip by a few days to drive into Utah. I should have lined up another guest post for everyone, but instead I will show you some highlights from our trip!
The first full day in Colorado we rented bikes and road 16 miles from Vail Pass to Frisco. We stopped in Copper Mountain, and took the chairlift to the top. There was so much snow still around! We had so much fun biking in the morning, we decided to go out again and ride the 18 mile trail from Frisco to Breckenridge and back in the afternoon!
I had a great friend move to the Breckenridge area last year. We were able to spend some time with them on the 4th. Here are her boys, and mine waiting for fireworks to start. The boys had so much fun playing together again!
In Breckenridge we went on a mine tour! It was pretty interesting, and we even got to pan for gold afterwards! Of course we didn’t get any. But here is a picture of my son getting to “blow up” something in the mine.
Then I somehow got sick! Blah! Not fun on vacation to have food poisoning. We had to drive through the mountains to our next destination. I stayed in the car most of the day, but husband and son went to see Adam’s Falls at Grand Lake.
Rocky Mountain National Park has to be one of our favorite parts of the country. We didn’t get to spend much time there this trip, but we did do one great hike. We went to 3 lakes, and 1 falls for a round trip 5 mile hike. The last lake on the hike is called Emerald Lake, but my 6 year old nick named it Emeril Lagasse Lake!
Then we headed even further west to go to Salt Lake City, Utah. On the way we stopped at Fossil Butte National Monument in Wyoming. It was pretty cool.