Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Little Altitude

The past week was spent in areas where the air is a little thin.  The tasks I take so easily left me huffing and puffing, but the views were spectacular.

Nothing like a pole in the water as you take in this view.



We started the week off in Colorado Springs at the gorgeous Broadmoor Hotel.  One of us had business, but I was along for the fun.  I had the great opportunity to meet up with a dear friend and spend some time catching up and laughing.




We flew home on Wednesday night and left again before dawn on Thursday to head up to the Sierras for our family fishing trip.  Fishing was not that great, but the company and memories were terrific.

Sunrise each day.


Fish???  Really????





Give us a baseball diamond and we'll bring our own team.




 
A birthday celebration too.




Sunday came all too quickly and it was time to return home with lots of laundry, unpacking and cleaning to do.  Hopefully, I will get a chance for some sewing this week.

27 comments:

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

We visited Colorado Springs last year and thought it was gorgeous there. It helped that we were running away from the Texas heat in Aug and it was quite nice there temperature-wise :)

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Sounds like an awfully nice getaway. Hope you get in some sewing now that you're back home ... are you suffering from withdrawal? ;-)

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous -- not just the scenery but the family as well.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Beautiful scenery and family Mary...gorgeous view

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lovely photos of scenery and family - looks like you had a grand time.

Sue said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos. Love the reflections and the girls "enjoying" the fishing

Ivory Spring said...

Beautiful pictures from CO! But what I love most are your family pictures - you all look like you are having a party EVERYDAY! :o)

Thanks for your kind words on my smocking. That dress is on its way back to me after being constructed. :o)

QuiltSue said...

Thanks for the pictures of some stunning scenery.

KaHolly said...

Oh, what fun!! I certainly enjoyed scrolling through all of your pics!! I have a very small family, so there was a little envy, too!

Quilt Hollow said...

I love that you can bring your own team. Actually you have a league started. So many blessings!

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

What a great looking family you have!! The views you've been looking at are spectacular! My brother lived in Colorado Springs in the early 1990's and I was fortunate enough to visit a couple times with my parents. I was a runner at the time, and tried to run while I was there. You aren't kidding about it being harder to breath up there!! It truly is a beautiful place.

sunny said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. Such beautiful scenery, and a beautiful family.

andsewon said...

Beautiful views indeed! Yes you have your own team! Lovely family!

Wacky Woman said...

Thanks for taking us along Mary! Beautiful.

Maria said...

I always love coming along with you and your beautiful family on holiday....

barcord said...

Thank you Mary for sharing your photos. A lovely family and some stunning scenery.

Candace said...

Having lived in Colorado for a time in my 20's I thought going back as a "woman of a certain age" would be no sweat - wrong! You're so right about the altitude, Mary! But you can't ignore the gorgeous scenery! Who needs fish when you have all your family together in such a wonderful place like the Sierras!
Cheers!

~Laurie~ said...

What a beautiful, beautiful place to enjoy friends and family. Everyone looks so in the element!

Nat Palaskas said...

Thanks Mary for sharing your wonderful trip and family fishing trip with me. I love love to see those fishermen/girls in action. Did I spotted the newly fishy there as well? Welcome home - Hugs Nat

Linda K said...

Looks like lots of good times, lots of love. The Rocky Mountains region is rejuvenating, isn't it? Despite altitude challenges (and they can affect anyone, regardless of age!) the call to outdoors is refreshing!

em's scrapbag said...

Looks like tons of fun. Even if not a lot of fish were caught. Beautiful scenery and family.

Connie said...

Sounds like you have really been on the go Mary and I love seeing all the family pictures!!

OPQuilt said...

I don't know how you get so much done! You amaze me--from Colorado, to a family reunion. Such great memories and such a beautiful family.

I loved the photo of the teenage girls, as well as the mom holding her newborn. Brought a smile to my face to see it all.

:) Lovely!

LynCC said...

What a fabulous looking team! Your post made me smile - fun times!

Jessie Pope said...

I've been meaning to comment on this post because I just love all the pics of the kids! And all the family shots too. Looks like it was a great escape.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous family photos. Looks like a fun time.

Barbara said...

Beautiful views and beautiful family. I wonder do you have a bathroom rota!!