Our wonderful summer vacation has ended and we are sadly back in Houston. We had a great time walking and biking and strolling Logan around town. Jeffrey was only with us for half of the trip, and Logan and I definitely missed him!
You really can’t beat the views, temps, and the cute town. This was our second summer here, and I hope it’s a new tradition. Picture below–view from our hotel room. It really looks like a painting.
It was fun dressing Logan in some clothes for cooler temps like outfits with pants and hats. In Houston, he wears light clothes and hats to stay cool, not warm.
First night dinner out. Me and sis. I also enjoyed wearing clothes in the summer that are for cool temps, like summer scarves! In Houston, I would overheat.
We went on two bike rides during our trip. I am pretty much a novice cyclist. I rode once last summer here…and once in Kiawah Island, SC in July 2008…and don’t even know when I rode before that. I was a bit nervous riding, especially since I just had a baby and lost all core muscles. And because it’s Colorado and there’s the altitude thing and hills. But I did great, no falls, had fun, got sore and tan. Good time!
Some views on the bike path. Hard to imagine everything covered in snow in the winter.
A little posed reflecting by the river.
On this trip, I used a lot more bottles for Logan so we could all get out more and not be bound to our hotel room so much. That meant Logan ate where ever we were, including shady park benches!
We had one family dinner minus baby before Jeffrey left. Such a pretty town.
Look at that smile we caught on camera! Happy baby.
One day, we also took the gondola to the top of Aspen Mountain. We did it last year too and went sledding because there was still snow. Because of the mild temps this Winter and lack of snow, there was not a flake left on the ground. We were hoping to sled again! The temps at the top of the mountain were in the mid 40s and the sights were great for snapping a few pics and heading back down.
Jeffrey and my dad played golf one day.
And my dad and I walked on a beautiful trail one day too. The trails are so pretty with lush trees, along little streams, not crowded, and relatively flat.
And since we had the baby on the trip, my mom and I took turns staying in. One night I went to dinner with my sister for sushi. It was the first time having sushi at a real restaurant and not take-out or from Whole Foods. I also had a glass of vino and we ate outside. Just heavenly! Missed Jeffrey though.
That’s it for Part 1, Part 2 includes people-watching at The Food and Wine Classic and more sights of the town.