Zoey and I had an amazing January pb&j picnic on our Sunday hike. Even caught a little nap in the Winter sun. It is Winter, right?
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After hiking and Mount Rushmore (see part one), it was off to Colorado. We made it Paul and Carrie’s in Johnstown to see the new twins and have birthday cake for Mesa. Pretty crazy house, with all those babes.
The kids had a big blast hanging with lots of cousins around Longmont. Huge thanks to Hotel Ribbing for putting us up (and putting up with us) for so long. We really skipped the planner, and just went with the flow of each day as it came at us. It was great.
Uncle Carl took Hope and Zoey fishing, and we brought home two catfish. I hadn’t cleaned a cat in years, but eventually it was mission accomplished. We all hit the Denver Zoo one day too. Pretty amazing place, as far as zoos go. I’m not a big fan of seeing all those cages, but this was worth it.
Zoey hung with Dad for a few hours Thursday afternoon. She thought it would be so cool to be with me at my office–which lasted for about 13 minutes. She did hang out under my desk for a while listening to iTunes. So, after I gave in to her “please take me to the park Daddy. I don’t like waiting,” we went for a walk to Falls Park for some ice cream. The cafe selling that ice cream closed about 12 seconds before we got there, but we still had fun, and met a few new friends along the way.
Part 2 of the Up North Bartmann Family Gathering report.
The first full day everyone was together we hit a festival just a couple miles down the road called Taste of Dorset. We could sample great food from about ten different places, drink $1 beers, partake in minnow races, and try frozen monkey tails. One of those small town things on a highway, with no roadblocks… Good times.
That evening, we hit the Heartland Trail for a family hike at sundown. The highlight: bats.
More to come.
Ours was the right kind this weekend. Waffles with blueberry syrup for breakfast. Knocking each other out in Wii boxing (and discovering Wii golf is more fun that we first thought). A little football on TV. A good cold hike. Giving thanks together. Some good stories, told and read. Snow angels. And ice skating with an almost-hot chocolate and warm cookies break. Sweet.