Here, let me trap you in my parlor and show you my vacation slides....
This is where I've been drinking my morning coffee, in the cold mountain air.
We just returned from our summer camping trip, one I've been taking with my husband as often as possible for the last ten years. And to the same spot my parents and grandparents took me as a child. It was quite simply the most wonderful vacation I can recall. The children were well behaved and energetic. I got to watch my (sniff, sniff) almost seven year old daughter turn into adventure girl - hiking up mountains and rafting down the Rio Grande river, even jumping into the frigid waters at one point to float along the river. My little boy hiked right along with us, apparently thinking he was much older and tougher than not-quite three.
There's so very much that happened that I had given up writing about it. I'll probably detail a bit more tomorrow. Right now, I need a shower.