Tuesday, July 19, 2011

On to Steamboat

Well, before we got to Steamboat we had lunch in Silverthorne at the perfect spot- could not have asked for it to go better! Stunning view, gorgeous weather, private covered picnic benches, and then a hunter brought his dogs to fetch in the lake for some after lunch entertainment!Alex was more than thrilled to reach the condo...let's face it, we all were! :) Travis has some VERY generous friends that he knows through work that very graciously let us stay at their condo. It was perfect! In a prime spot right at the bottom of the mountain and right next to the walmart and grocery store! We spent that first afternoon checking out the precious town of Steamboat, getting groceries, and getting settled in the condo. Grabbed some delicious local pizza for dinner and we were all ready for bed.

Alex was even more excited about the condo when he realized that their little boy had the coolest lego motorcycles and matchbox cars! It was his dream come true and I don't know what we would have done with out them the whole time we were there!

The next day we headed up the mountain on the gondola. It was perfect weather (a little overcast) and just gorgeous. Apparently everyone else sleeps in so we had the place to ourselves too!
We wanted to do the simple hike around the top of the mountain. Made it to the first lookout, about 5 min in- can still see the ski house, I am getting the camera out, and Alex slips on the big rocks into the gravel and skins his knee pretty bad. crying hysterically. Are you kidding me?

Back to the ski house for first aid and then we were back on track...although he was crying and couldn't walk so I put him on my shoulders...tough with a full backpack on too.
Finally, he was distracted enough to walk again but I had already switched with Travis and was carrying Ellie in the pack...I am so tough :)

super excited about making and throwing a snowball. It was a main goal of his on this trip.

my little silly boy photo shoot

back down we go

After naps we headed to the park on the river
ellie needed a photo shoot too...I could eat her up


Rob and Leah said...

You got some great pictures! I love the ones of you and Alex. Poor guy with his injury!

Kristen said...

such pretty pictures! I also love the ones of you and Alex. I laughed out loud at the " I am so tough" comment. I could totally hear Travis saying that. ;) You need to tell me how you uploaded Alex's "modeling" pics to be in a row like that. See you this weekend!

Jenny said...

you guys are such a cute family! those of you and alex sitting on the rock are precious! and that ellie, i too could just eat her up! you are so tough girl, wow! i was thinking that just as i read what you wrote! can't believe i get to see y'all this weekend!

Spicy Magnolia said...

Oh, how I miss the mountains! It looks so lovely, cool, and pretty. And I love the picture of you and Alex looking at each other.

Kristen said...

I am so jealous!!! It looks like you guys really had a great trip and the pictures are amazing!