We made one last summer ditch adventure to Colorado to meet Mat's brother's family halfway. They are always driving 10hrs to us, so we thought we'd pick a place between us to spend the weekend. Steamboat Springs is a Park City mountain resort before the boom. It's got hiking, biking, farmer's market, rodeo (we didn't get to), summer concerts and lots of place to play in the water wihout all the hoity toity ness.
Go cousin cheer to start the day! I started the morning in my bedroom salon braiding all of the girls hair. It was fun to talk beauty talk.
We went hiking at Fishing Falls Creek.
Lindsay bet the kids $2 to dunk their heads in the icy cold water and everyone accepted the challenge, including her.
Becket pretending to be a Sasquatch.
We discovered a pawn shop that was closing and giving out free beanie babies!
We also discovered our old college friend Cory, placing 2nd in the mountain bike race over the weekend. Random and AWESOME. We stayed to cheer him on at the award ceremony.
We also found out we could get ice cream for $1 at the Lyons Pharmacy and have an 80's dance party at the same time. Becket and Tom are swapping dance moves and learning from each other.
Brilliant! Pretty (man made) river at the base of the mountain by the gondola. They were smart enough to put in sand and adirondack chairs so kids could play and parents could sit back and enjoy the views.
The Farmer's market was high quality and manageable. I don't like the HUGE ones where everyone is selling the repeated thing. This one represented unique shops well.
The bread guy was making BANK. I wish I could have take lessons from him.
Brother's enjoying their smoked salmon and vintage cheese. Such connoisseurs.
On the way home we finished the trip off with a little dinosaur dig outside of Vernal.
These two having a deep conversation. It was probably about Nutella.