Colorado

Earlier this summer, Tony & I decided to take some time to head to the mountains. We had first planned the trip as a babymoon. We had just wanted a place to go and relax (and maybe attempt a hike or two?!). Then we lost Elizabeth, and realized that a trip away was EXACTLY what we needed.

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One huge blessing was having our friends Alex & Stacy join us for the week. They left their children at home to come with us, which made the trip fun, but also was a huge encouragement to us. They’ve been great friends to us through this whole journey towards Uganda and the loss of Elizabeth this summer. They also are skilled euchre players.DSC_0344

A friend of ours offered us her family’s condo in Breckenridge. This meant that we got to take in the perks of a ski town in the off-season and enjoyed this view of the mountains every morning from our balcony (with coffee in hand).

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We took time to relax, but also had some adventures. One morning we ventured on the bike path out of Breckenridge over to Frisco, the next town. It was a 20 mile round trip, which was long enough to feel the burn, but not so long that you can’t take in this:

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We also did some hiking, including McCullough Gulch and Lower Mohawk Lake trail.DSC_0376The afternoons brought some rain storms. We didn’t have the best rain gear which made things challenging– way to make it work, Stacy!!
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We found a place near by that offered zip-lining down a mountain.                                      It sounded too good to pass up.

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…and it was fanTAStic!P1130208

The thrills, hikes in the woods, dinners with friends, and many, many card games were all very therapeutic. It was just what we needed to close out a difficult summer.DSC_0581

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