Our annual Colorado vacation was yet again an amazing adventure. We hiked, natural hot springs hopped, white water rafted, and ate a Jan's in Buena Vista (our favorite local joint) every morning.
The cabin we stayed in at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort didn't have wi-fi, and that was perfectly ok with me. Being off grid gave us a chance to focus totally on the breathtaking mountain views, and family conversations. As a child of the 70's, I appreciate being able to escape the constant need to click on line, and have my cell phone glued to my ear. It was so refreshing to actually see my young adult children's eyes gazing into mine as we visited. So much of the time we only see the top of people's heads as they become sucked into Internet Land, and placate you with, "uh-huh's and "yeahs" while you speak to them.
I was born in Denver, Colorado and the Rockies are one of my favorite places to be on earth. When looking up at the towering mountains, I'm truly humbled at how small I am and how imaginative and loving our God is to have cast his hand down over the land and create such majestic beauty. Standing at an altitude of over 12,000 feet I really do feel closer to Him.
My husband giving this shot of Mount Princeton some very handsome human interest~
My Vanna White moment..."I'd like to buy a vowel---an "I" as in incredible mountain views."
White Water rafting down the Royal Gorge. I'm still finding new bruises on my legs from getting thrown around in the boat---totally worth it. We love the adrenaline rush!
The sky is so clear and the grass so green, this looks like a green screen background~ I'm very blessed to have these three amazing kiddos.
Landon's thumbs up approval of the hot springs kiddie pool on Mount Princeton.
Baby Annabelle at the top of Independence Pass---altitude over 12,000 feet.
Clara Jane feeding the adorable chipmunks at St. Elmo, an old abandoned mining town.
Relaxing in the natural hot springs as the freezing Chalk River runs rushes by just inches away. Heavenly soaks.
Cabin #23 located on the Chalk River
You can discover all of this and so much more at the incredible Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort in Nathrop, Colorado. You should GO!!