Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Family Road trip to Steamboat!

As nervous as I was about making the long 17 hour drive with a 2 year old and 2 month old, I was pleasantly surprised at how well they did! The way there we left around 11:30pm and drove through the night. We stopped once for gas around 3:30am and both kiddos stayed asleep. We stopped for breakfast in Hays, Kansas which we figured out was about half way to Steamboat. We had plenty of movies to keep Myla entertained and Noah was content dozing off and on the whole way.

As always, we had such a great visit with Dad and Cindy. It was so nice that this time we were their only guests so they got lots of one on one time with the kids. The days were relaxing and beautiful. Wish we could have stayed longer. Here are some pictures of our time there.

On the road...

Just coloring with Jido...

Playing on the iPad

Early morning fun with a view!

My handsome boy

Ready for a hike!

Jeff explaining to Myla what to do if we see a bear...

Standing on the bridge Jeff built 2 summers ago

On the trail

Miss Myla

Me and the little man

Noah listening to the Jido's words of wisdom...


Here she is saying "Big Mountain!"

Waiting for the fireworks to start

My handsome boys

Myla wanted to be high on Jido's shoulders

Love Noah's face here...(at Fiesta Jalisco enjoying some mexican food)

Sweet kisses from Nona...

I'll never get tired of this view.

The drive back to Texas a week later was actually 2 hours shorter but seemed so much longer! Myla didn't sleep as well and grew pretty cranky after awhile. Noah did pretty good but he didn't sleep as well either. It's as if they both knew we were leaving vacation. :( I still have to say that the long road trip was definitely worth it, to spend time with Dad and Cindy and have our one summer vacation.

We were sad to learn that they will be selling their home in Steamboat as it is so much work! Dad is working way too hard managing the upkeep. They know it may take some time to sell. They plan to build a spanish style home in California within 5 years. We look forward to many visits to their new home in the future. In the meantime, we hope to spend more time in Steamboat until it sells!

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