My cousin got married last week, which seemed like as good an excuse as any to take a trip to Colorado.
Since it was a holiday week, the boys and I only had to miss four days of school/work.
It turns out they don't celebrate Columbus day there, so the zoo on Monday was remarkably un-crowded.
(And while I appreciate the sentiment, I would not want to lose any of my holidays.)
In addition to the zoo,
we said "hello" to the Colorado river.
Spent a day at the hot springs (no photos of that, though, being all wet and all).
The boys found it a novelty to be swimming in almost (but not quite) snowing weather.
We ate lots of Mexican food.
And looked at lots of beautiful scenery.
We had hoped to go to the Great Sand Dunes or Dinosaur National Monument,
but they were both closed due to the shutdown (thanks a heap, congress).
We went on a couple of chilly picnics,
and did some low-key hiking.
Visited a historic site,
And got snowed on just a little.
Enjoyed gorgeous foliage,
And, of course, took the requisite Twin No. 1
And Twin No 2 Cabin photos.
Two of us did a whole heck of a lot of make-up school work (and a whole heck of a lot of complaining about said work) and even more playing with Dr. Waffles Tragidonius, who didn't scratch anyone this time.
And, of course, the wedding (complete with break-dancing monk––what wedding doesn't have one of those?)
It was fun and exhausting, as all vacations spent visiting family are. Now we're all adjusting back to the Eastern timezone and school and work schedules.