Wednesday, September 26, 2007



I tried to post picture earlier this week, but no dice. Hopefully they'll work this time. We had a great trip. Since this is the off-season, it really felt like we had the place to ourselves. We rented a Hummer for the weekend, which was pretty cool. Gas-guzzling, but cool.
These pictures are mostly from the mountain we hiked up -- twice. It's over 4.5 miles one-way, climbing over 3000 vertical feet. The first time (Friday morning), it was tough. The second, it was jello-leg-inducing. But it felt like a huge achievement. I iced my heel each night -- no problems. Thank goodness!
As you can see, the aspens are turning right now -- I had the best time taking pictures!
Here's the Man from Snowy River riding Friday afternoon. Our visit to 4 Eagle Ranch was a "breakthrough moment" for Biggs -- he's really a lot more confident about riding now!
And here he is visiting with an old friend we ran into in Vail....
We also rented mountain bikes on Saturday. After we hiked up the Berrypicker trail, we rode the Gondola down, had lunch, then rode the Gondola back up with our bikes. Then, we rode those down. About the only thing that got a workout on that trip was my hand brake. I think they may have needed to replace it once we were done!
We're back, well-rested and glad to be home. Busy week this week -- I'm reading to Abbie's class on Friday. Next week we have teacher conferences for both girls. Is that where they tell us Abbie & Kait are geniuses??
Ya'll have a great week!
Love ya,

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