Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hot Spring

While explaining our trip home, a friend mentioned that they had just been to a hot spring around the area we were going. It turns out it was exactly on the backroad we were planning on driving on after our peach picking. You literally just pull off to the side of a little road and find groups of people chilling in pools made of rocks that are heated by a few natural hot springs. It was really fantastic.

Davey is fearless in the water. The river water was frigid but that didn't stop her from getting all of the way in with Andrew. The rest of the crew was content to stay in the naturally heated smaller pools until Naomi swam in the cold water just before we left.

This is how small the trickle of hot water was, but it was so hot!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Rifle State Park Falls

When we were planning our return trip, I got a piece of junk mail that advertised local businesses but that also had an article about waterfalls in Colorado. I read the article and discovered that we had a triple waterfall right along our path home.

I think this was our only family picture of the 10 days away. Quite the backdrop huh?

There were some caves to explore around the sides of the falls. The kids enjoyed that and we were thankful for the headlamps that they just received from Emmie and Pops.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Peach Picking

Another thing we did on our way home was peach picking on the western slopes of the Rockies. We found a great spot in Paonia, CO. I wondered if we were too late in the season to pick, but they had a whole section of the orchard still full of peaches. We picked two boxes and wanted to keep going but we had no more room in our car!

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Arches National Park

We ended August with a Wolgemuth family vacation to Utah (pictures to come). Our 6 family drove and since we had extra time thanks to Labor Day we saw some sights as we traveled back home.

One place we drove through was Arches in Utah. It was beautiful (and scorching hot).

Monday, August 28, 2017

Berry Patch Farms

We went to Berry Patch Farms over 6 years ago to pick strawberries. I have struggled every year since to coordinate our schedule with their crop. But earlier this month, we made it back and got to pick both strawberries and raspberries.

And here is a picture of Davey from the first time we went 6 years earlier.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Back to School

Malia and Davey started their Options program a couple of Monday's ago. Hard to believe we have a 4th and 2nd grader in the house. We have slowly started school at home too, but I keep getting sidetracked by the beautiful weather and taking field trips.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

4 kids in the pool

We have made some big progress this summer at the pool. One of the last times we went, all four kids were in the pool and I was not! They are growing up fast.