Do you remember the song "Rocky Mountain High...Colorado", by John Denver? Well, that song was playing in my head while on vacation with my youngest son, Kevin, DIL, Kristen, and granddaughter, Harper, as they whisked me away to the beauty of Colorado! Oh, what a time we had! This was our view from our condo's balcony!
Our second morning, we were greeted by this magical rainbow!
We took the gondola up to the top of the mountain.
Harper had fun playing in the snow, making a snowman, and throwing snowballs.
Riding down the hill on her Daddy's lap was such fun!
We drove to Rocky Mountain National Park.
We made it to the Continental Divide.
We saw female elk on one of our favorite stops.
On the way back from the National Park, we stopped at the town of Grand Lake, had lunch and there was a beach, where Harper could play.
Sapphire Point was a spot that my friend, Joy, told me about. Little chipmunks were all around, in and out of the rocks, and such fun to see. There was also a easy hike which we took.
We even went panning for gold at a nearby mine....no luck, though, in our pans!
This darling lavender house, with the purple trim, caught my eye, and I immediately thought of friends, Margie, from Tea In The Valley, and Judith, from Lavender Cottage and Gardening, and had to get a picture.
I could move right into this darling, little cottage!
Gorgeous, overflowing hanging baskets were everywhere!
I always take time to stop and smell the flowers, and admire their beauty.
Speaking of beauty...these two special mother/daughter friends honored me by driving an hour from their homes to meet me for lunch. I have known sweet Stephanie, from The Enchanting Rose, for several years, through blogging, and she paired me up with her dear Mom, Debbie, from, She Graces Her Home In God's Beauty, at her very first teacup/mug exchange, which was four years ago. You can really get to "know" friends through their writing and blogging. However, it was so nice to meet them for real, in person and chat the hours away. They are as kind, wonderful, and dear as you would expect.
Stephanie and Debbie gifted me with these thoughtful gifts. Thank you, my friends, for your thoughtful gifts.
Thank you, sweet family, for sharing your vacation with me! What a fun family you are to be with! These memories will be with me forever, and I am truly grateful.
I am sharing this with these lovely parties:
Thank you for your visit! xo