In late September we traveled to Colorado to visit Jen and Jon. It was a wonderful and relaxing weekend spent exploring the Rocky Mountain National Park and downtown Denver. It was a great long weekend!

On Friday, Jen and Emily made homemade pasta. There was more laughter than pasta – although for some reason they thought we needed a double recipe. Most of it ended up in the freezer.

On Saturday the four of us headed out to Rocky Mountain National Park. As we reached the trailhead it began to pour – naturally leading to a picnic…in the car. Unfortunately, the floor mats joined in Jon’s pb&j sandwich.  Once the rain stopped, we headed up towards Gem Lake.

The trail was beautiful – lined with golden aspens erupting in their autumn colors. While Jen and Emily went ahead, Jon and I slowly made our way up the trail to Gem Lake, but stumbled across an animal’s present. It was even marked by a sign!

Back at the bottom of the trail we ran into some Elk. Emily was all smiles and ready to take one back and have it become friends with Yuki. We all talked her out of it.

The next day we headed to downtown Denver. While Emily and Jen studied in Tattered Cover, Rob and Jon headed over to Coors Field. There they took in the Rockies’ final home game of the season against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

We had a great weekend and look forward to visiting them again.


~ by pagespages on October 10, 2008.

One Response to “Colorado”

  1. […] Mountain National Park Last summer Emily and I visited her sister in Colorado.  On one of the days we headed into Rocky Mountain National Park to hike to Gem Lake. Rocky […]

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