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COLORADO AND UTAH TRIP 2019- DAY 5

COLORADO AND UTAH TRIP 2019- DAY 5

Today was a special, yet somewhat sad day. Special because we got to sneak out on a “no kids” hike in on this trip as we had some built in baby sitters. Sad, because we didn’t get to share the day with the kids. However, the plain truth is the kids are in that in-between stage of “too big to ride on our backs in hiking carriers, but not quite big enough to hike on their own for multi-mile high…

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COLORADO AND UTAH TRIP 2019- Day 4

COLORADO AND UTAH TRIP 2019- Day 4

Day 4 found us up and early as usual. Our plan for the day was to take another trip down to Leadville (about 45 min from our hotel). We had a Twin Lakes boat ride and historic tour booked. On the way out there we made a quick detour to grab another photo of the ghost town of Gilman and take a closer look a the Red Cliff Bridge on Highway 24:

COLORADO AND UTAH TRIP 2019- Day 3

COLORADO AND UTAH TRIP 2019- Day 3

We all crashed hard after two long days of traveling across this great nation (See travel days 1 & 2 HERE.) While traveling, we are always on the lookout for local breakfast stops that open early to fit our schedules. Our first morning in Avon found us at the Avon Bakery & Deli where on a whim I picked up a “French Toast Sandwich”. And it became my new favorite breakfast food for the trip!

Colorado and Utah Trip 2019

Colorado and Utah Trip 2019

Travel Days 1 and 2 in the Mighty Merc It’s been way too long since we last had a blog post up! We have so much to share from our summer and fall adventures and want to start with all we saw, hiked, and climbed on our last westward adventure. Once again we found ourselves loading up and heading west for our family vacation. This year was a dual destination event with the bulk of our time being spent around…

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Colorado 2017 in the Mighty Merc – Wednesday

Colorado 2017 in the Mighty Merc – Wednesday

Wednesday morning we work up to do our usual morning routine of grabbing sunrise photos. I kept the kids occupied while the wife grabbed some photos: I’d say she made the most of the sunrise time that day! Once the sun was up, we bombed over the hill to Idaho Springs to see the waterwheel at the rest stop. I’m still kind of amazed the poor Merc didn’t scatter itself across the interstate when working its way up to the…

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Colorado 2017 in the Mighty Merc – Tuesday

Colorado 2017 in the Mighty Merc – Tuesday

We were so beat from our hiking adventure the day before (not to mention the sore backs and blisters on the feet) that it seemed prudent to do a bit more mechanical exploring rather than loading the kids up on our backs again. So we slept in and headed off towards Webster Pass: It still strikes us as funny to come across these signs out in the middle of nowhere: But they were actively working out there. I’m sure it…

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Colorado 2017 in the Mighty Merc – Monday

Colorado 2017 in the Mighty Merc – Monday

After being cooped up in the truck for some time at this point, we figured that a break in the schedule was needed. We had planned on today being a hiking day with covering a bit of the Blue Lakes Trail, and the McCullough Gulch trail: But before we even got to the trail head, we had to stop at the Dillon Reservoir again for some sunrise photos: After seeing another beautiful sunrise, we set our sets on the Blue…

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Colorado 2017 in the Mighty Merc – Sunday

Colorado 2017 in the Mighty Merc – Sunday

Sunday morning we started our usual vacation routine of waking up early to catch the sunrise. With the time zone change, the kids were up and running well before daylight so they were happy little troopers willing to help Mom out where they could: And I couldn’t pass up this perfect photo op: She is pretty good at catching good photos: From there we ran down to Tiger Road: To the trail head of the North Fork Swan River trail,…

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