The last post I put up was about the rocky start to our vacation. But it was all uphill from there. (I'll be posting some pics this week from that Colorado trip.) After our car trouble at the beginning of the vacation, we finally arrived in Denver at about 1:00 AM (2:00 AM Oklahoma time). We checked into our hotel and it didn't take long for any of us to fall asleep.
The next morning Oliver woke up early (he didn't realize that he was on mountain time and could have slept longer). He and I went for a walk while everyone else was still sleeping. As soon as I walked out into the cool Colorado morning air, I was so glad we had decided to take a vacation (I hadn't been so sure the day before). The weather was perfect! Cool and crisp. Here's a video from that morning:
One of the highlights of the trip was going to visit our former pastor's family. We were able to go to church with them, hear Pastor Shawn preach, and then have a great lunch together afterwards. It truly was a perfect day and such a treat to see the Youngs.
|Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Castle Rock, Colorado|
|This was the view from the church parking lot.|
|Here's Oliver and Gemma playing. (Note to Gemma: I'm sorry that Oliver whacked you in the face. He's used to playing with his big brothers.)|
|All the kids|
|Visiting the Youngs|
Sunday evening we made it to Copper Mountain and checked into our condo.
|A view from our balcony|
|Another view from our balcony|
|Oliver is excited to finally be out of the car.|
|Out for a walk|