Boulder, Co

We made it! Yesterday was a day full of travel and I’m so glad to be on this side of it. We only had one flight (Thank you, Lord) but our entire family was split up in different rows and seats until Aaron used wide hand gestures and LOUD NOISES to ask the entire cabin of the plane if anyone was willing to play musical seat-assignment so we could atleast sit near our kids.

All he had to do was say “two small kids” and “not by their parents” … it came together quickly. I have decided, though, that I will be needing to be medicated on our next Airport Adventure.

I will say this again because I’m pretty sure my own mother was completely bat-shit insane to take four children through airports and on planes, on standby for years and years and years. How she did it? I will never actually know.

So! We are staying in an amazing little house (Website) we found on Airbnb.com – amazing. There is a Rain shower and a huuuuuuuuge claw foot tub. The living space is open and large and decorated with taste. We love it.

Boulder, Co Vacation Day: 1

Highly, 5 star, recommended.

Before we got settled here though we had some time to kill so we took a drive around town and into the mountains and finally stopped to explore and hike.

Folks? 2 things: An hour at the gym will never give me the workout climbing did today and hello, Beauty all around.

Behold.

Boulder, Co Vacation Day: 1

Boulder, Co Vacation Day: 1

Boulder, Co Vacation Day: 1

Boulder, Co Vacation Day: 1

Boulder, Co Vacation Day: 1

Boulder, Co Vacation Day: 1

BUGS!

Boulder, Co Vacation Day: 1

Boulder, Co Vacation Day: 1

Boulder, Co Vacation Day: 1

Boulder, Co Vacation Day: 1

Boulder, Co Vacation Day: 1

Boulder, Co Vacation Day: 1

Adventure: Here’s where we decided to climb over rocks we couldn’t see over. Like that the other side could possibly be a pretty vertical decline with little (to no) traction for safe climbing. At one point I had a kid on my neck, my camera and no way to stop myself from falling lots and lots of feet below. We still had time to Karate-chop and laugh. No worries.

Boulder, Co Vacation Day: 1

The look from above: oh shit. Now what?

Boulder, Co Vacation Day: 1

And when we finally made it to the bottom – we looked back and this is what we saw:

Boulder, Co Vacation Day: 1

We hiked back to the car and took a few side trails along the way. It was a great afternoon.

Boulder, Co Vacation Day: 1

Boulder, Co Vacation Day: 1

We actually have zero plans which is the best way to travel if you ask me. Get lost? Yes. Spend a day stopping at every attraction that looks fun? Yes. Drink coffee and watch kids play in a yard because you literally do not have to be any where else? Um. YES.

I am very excited. We grabbed some groceries so we’ll be eating at the house often but I got some great tips on food, we have friends in the area and all kinds of natural beauty, gardens and parks to find and explore.

I’ll let you know what we find. (What are YOU finding??)

6 thoughts on “Boulder, Co

  1. Sounds like a great first day of vacation! I hope you guys have a blast – make sure you take some pictures of downtown Boulder – It’s on my travel list and I’d love to see it πŸ™‚

  2. FUN! Enjoy every minute. My favorite vacations have been the ones without schedules. I love the pictures, and I’m glad you’re not the only one taking them!

    I can totally sympathize with flying with kids; the last time we did it I was pregnant with #3 (hmmm, would I rather be pregnant or fly with 3 kids?) and we were flying with my mom and dad and sister too. I almost think the extra “helping” hands were counterproductive. Oh, and Milo threw up 12 oz of chocolate milk all over himself 1/2 hour into a 3 hour flight. That was fun. But we survive and make memories!

  3. Ha! You noticed?? I’m actually in a picture or two. Our daughter has been asking for the camera so I’m sure there will be more of me on this vacation than any other to date and Aaron will grab it once in a while and take a few.

    The kids and the planes – throw up is the worst! Glad you survived and I would have to agree – the stories we live to tell are almost worth the effort of traveling. Almost.

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