Vacation–Colorado Leg

This year our vacation was a long one- ended up taking seven days off of work to go (consequently, I don’t want to go back to work).  We went to Cuchara, CO and then back over to Kansas.  We went over with my husband’s family which is always a treat.  Colorado was fun- I was afraid though that I wouldn’t be able to go up too high because of altitude sickness but didn’t have any issues with that.  I couldn’t breathe very easily so any type of strenuous activity meant I had to take it easy and go slow.  So walking up the mountains was hard but walking back down was very easy.

We loved seeing all the wildlife.  I got to see mule deer up close, pronghorn deer, and a variety of birds.  We were disappointed that we didn’t get to see any bear in the wild- but that just means we have to go back someday and try to track one down.  There were several birds I’d never seen before that I got to see over there – a magpie for one.  Yes, I know those are nuisance birds, but still I had never seen one in person in the wild.  There were humming bird feeders there so we could watch the hummingbirds hang out and play.   There was one that spent his day watching the other hummingbirds and chasing them away when they got too close to the feeder.

It was very cool in Colorado and rained nearly every day.  Jeans were definitely in order there.  The cabin we stayed in was comfortable.  It had 4 different beds plus several pull out sofas.  Two full and one half bath so that was pretty cool.  It didn’t have an air conditioner, but you didn’t really need one up there. 

Even though I had problems breathing, we were still able to go on several hikes together.  I had an overall awesome time hanging out with family

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