Thursday, July 16, 2015

Tenderfoot Outfitters Horseback Overnight

We stepped up our horseback riding this year with an overnight at the Tenderfoot camp.
 We saddled up and headed up toward the "Castles".

Cooper was stuck with Chumley (the horse that love to eat) this year.
Charlotte rode Hickok formally known as Latte.
She had her work cut out for her controlling him but did an excellent job!
Scott and Rusty are old friends and as long as they stay at the back, there are no problems.
Cooper wasted no time getting comfortable once we arrived at camp.

We had fun exploring the trails around camp.

Our accommodations - We were in the middle tent.
We enjoyed our evening meal and playing cards in the mess tent.
This is my kind of camping!

Scott and Charlotte were up early enjoying the sunset and hot chocolate.
 Hickok stepped on Charlotte's foot but she didn't hold it against him.

This was truly a fun family adventure.  Despite my nervousness on the trail ride back, we all had an excellent time!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Colorado Adventures

Carbon Peak
Charlotte was set on hiking Carbon Peak this year.

Gak leads his troops to the trail.
All smiles as we begin the 9.6 mile hike!

So close to the top!
I love that all the cousins decided to touch the pole at the exact same time!
It poured rain on our decent and we were freezing since I forgot the rain jackets.  I was really impressed with the positive attitudes the kids exhibited throughout the hike. Once Charlotte decides to do something, there is no stopping her!

The kids attended a nature camp at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory up in Gothic.
All smile after getting off the bus in the afternoon!
Scott and I took advantage of the day and enjoyed a long trail run followed by  lunch and a massage for me!

Crested Butte Mountain Biking
Scott and Cooper headed out on our last day to spend a little time together on the mountain.
These boys always have a great time together!

Hartmann Rocks
We didn't spend as much time as we normally do at Hartmann Rocks this year.  We plan on more climbing next year.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Mae's Colorado Adventures and More

Mae and I had a few days to spend together before flying out to meet the rest of the crew in CO.
 We made the most of the two days with a trip to the beach, visit to the zoo, swimming, and even fireworks!

Mae kept grabbing the wall and saying, "Beep".  I finally realized she was practicing her starts for swim team! (Just like her brother and sister)
Flying out to join the rest of the crew for fireworks!
Mae was enamored with the cows her first morning on the ranch.

Hiking at Hartmann Rocks

All dressed up for the Gunnison Rodeo

Mae loved riding around the ranch on Hoss.

Helping her big sister hook a big one!
 Mae's obsession with tail grew tenfold while visiting CO.  Between the three dogs and Buster the cat, she just couldn't get enough.  Not to mention her own tail which she had to have even when sleeping!
 Mae will travel anywhere as long as there are "pops"!
Sad to leave CO but looking forward to getting home to the rest of the family.