Monday, July 15, 2013

Back in Colorado!

That's right! 
We were back in Colorado recently, for another adventure in the mountains. 
It's a favorite place to visit and a close get-a-way for us!
This trip involved shopping, visiting the top of Pikes Peak, dirt biking, farmers market-ing, the park, hiking, tons of food, and "jeepin' in the mountains. 
I've got some pictures to share of Pikes Peak and the Jeeps, and I'd also like to get some posted from our hike.

It was a year ago that we road the cog railway up to the top, and about 8 1/2 years since Bryan and I had driven to the top. 
Starting up to the peak. 
 Its gets rocky after you hit timberline.
 Logan slept the whole way up.
 I had the heebie-jeebies seeing the elevation we had, and seeing the edge of the road. 
A beautiful view from the top.
 The whole crew.
 Looking over the side.
 On Saturday we took all three family Jeeps into the mountains to explore. 
For some this may not seem exciting, but for Bryan and I, its something we really enjoy. We get to put our Wrangler to use, we can easily do it as a family, and it allows us to explore the terrain on trails you couldn't go otherwise.
Blake, Brooke, Brad and Brandon.
 Grandad's Jeep.
 Checking the map. 
 Oh my goodness! The cutest passengers ever! 
 Ahhhh! Cuteness explosion!
Oh, that smile, those 4 teeth, that whispy hair, those eyes....
He's 16 months old today. Can't believe it!
 Taking a break...doing a little stretching. Ha!
 Blake and his girlfriend, Brooke. 
 Logan reading the map.
 Our driver. 
We had our front roof panels off, which worked nice. It allowed us to keep the kids shaded, and also gave us the flexibility to put them back on if it rained(and it did!). 
 We stopped for a picnic lunch, which I didn't document very well. We did get this picture of Blake and Brooke at the top of the rock near our spot. 
 Picnicking with Logan is a little hectic right now. Ha! He is all over the place, and is not interested in staying still ever. So, we let him explore some, and then thought we could corral him to eat for a few minutes in his little travel booster. This started happening immediately... and soon his tray was covered in dirt before I could even get food on there. He's ALL boy!
 Scouting the trail. 
 Riding high.
 We visited a mine before we headed out. Can you see Brad?
 Blake and Brooke.
 Climbing...those daredevils. 
More pictures soon!!

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