This past weekend we went camping at Green Mountain Reservior, near Silverthorn, CO and it sure does live up to it’s name. We camped, fished and took the boat out on the lake.
I loved that this stream came right through our campsite. I have to admit, Ron and I both had nightmares the first night of us getting flooded out, but all was good after that. The sound of the stream constantly flowing made me so happy.
Ron caught a 12 inch trout the first day, but glady released it back into the wild lake because he knows my love for animals. I grew up fishing, but can’t do it anymore. I cry when they are caught and swollow the hook. This little fellow was hooked in his lip, so it was easy to let him go. Ron only keeps them if they can’t be saved. I’m so happy that this little guy could be released – isn’t he the cutest?!
I stuck to the caterpillers and butterflies…
I had to share this picture. I was using my iPhone as a mirror (like any modern gal would), when Ron quickly snapped a photo. I love it! We returned on Sunday to spend Father’s Day with my pops. It was a lovely weekend and we hope to take the pups next time. How about you, any summer camping trips planned?
This Saturday will mark the official first day of Fall (even though Starbucks and I have been celebrating since September 1st), haha. This past weekend Ron and I drove up through Kenosha Pass on our way to a fundraiser in Como, Colorado. The drive was breathtaking, as usual. If you’ve never been to the mountains in Colorado while the leaves are changing, you should definitely add it to you Bucket List. The Aspens change from a bright green to a shimmery-golden color that seems to engulf the hills and mountains. Lovely.
You have to love the photo that Ron took of me (above)… what a face, huh?! I’m sharing this photo because I started out smiling, all cute-like, of course (wink), when just as he snapped it, I spotted a hawk! I was trying to figure out if it was a red-tailed hawk or a brown hawk. So, I guess that’s what my thinking face looks like… and I think it was a brown hawk.
The little town of Como is so quiet and sweet. There couldn’t have been more than 20 homes – most are empty. They did get the road re-paved and they do have a cute little Mountain Man Gallery, so maybe they are growing? I could see Ron and I with a little cabin there, just for mini vacations. heeheehee
For just being a mini road trip, it turned out to be a great one! I just love Colorado and all that it has to offer. Do you have any mini Fall trips scheduled? ♥R
We played it pretty easy this last Labor Day weekend by hanging around the house, going out to eat, watching movies and spending a day up in Estes Park, CO with the pups. It was so much fun and here are a few photos of our lovely holiday.
Awww… I was looking through my image bank and found this sweet little photo. This was taken earlier this summer in Estes Park, CO. If you have never been there, you should make it a point to visit. It is such a sweet, natural and innocent town. It’s full of charm and beautiful wildlife!
As you know, I’m a sucker for animals in general, so I just had to share this sweet little photo. I hope your Monday is treating you well and I better get back to sewing!
Today started off nicely by the dogs allowing me to sleep in until 8am!!! Oh my goodness, I have not slept past 6:30am in over 3 years now. The dogs are on a schedule, I suppose. Then we got ready and went to a local Farmer’s Market where they had some lovely Colorado products. We first browsed around to scope out what we wanted to buy, then we went for it! We ended up leaving with a bundle of fresh radishes (yummy), a pound of pickling cucumbers (to make my great grandpa proud), apricots, Jalapeno hot sauce, soy-based sauce, an avocado for our sammy’s, and some homemade and freshly-poured Root Beer!!!
I think the best part of it all for me, was when the guy poured the root beer from the barrel it was made in, into brown bottles and topped them off with a cork! How lovely!
Now I’m spending the day updating the blog and shop. I think I’ll take a stab at pickling tomorrow or Wednesday. I’ll let you know how that goes 🙂 Happy Sunday!
My husband was telling me that a friend of ours here in Colorado uses Eco-Baby Cloth Diaper Service for all of their diaper needs. Before him telling me, I had never heard of such a service, but I’m in love with the idea! Not only are you reducing waste in landfills, but you are guaranteed that your diapers are washed thoroughly and disinfected. Best of all, you don’t actually have to do anything. Pretty sweet deal! You can even set up a registry with them.