Sunday, August 30, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
You can probably tell by the jalapenos, Jason likes his a little spicy! :)
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
We made it to the gate to the park and realized we didn't have enough cash. Oh my! So we scrounged the car for whatever change we could find. We still didn't have enough! So we told a little half truth, saying we didn't expect the entrance fee to be as high as it was. Which was true, but we also didn't have enough cash for what we thought the fee was. Oops! I thought I had $10, but I only had $5. Well, the nice ranger let us in with the $6.50 we were able to find in the car. I don't think we'll make that mistake again! :)
To give you an idea of the hike we went on, it was about 1/2 mile from Brainard Lake to the trail head; another 1 mile to Mitchell Lake; and another 2 miles to Blue Lake. We started at about 10,400 ft and reached 11,300 ft at Blue Lake.
We took a ton of pictures, but I'm tired and Jason is asleep on the couch...so I'm going to post just a few of the best. Enjoy!
The view from the parking lot...we knew this was goign to be a great hike!
The 1st lake we passed, Brainard Lake.
Another view of Brainard Lake.
After walking about a 1/2 mile from the parking lot, we reached the trailhead.
Jason hates taking pictures of me when I have a hat on, cause he can't see my eyes...but at least my scalp didn't burn!
The 2nd lake that we passed, Lake Mitchell.
Mitchell Lake behind me.
Jason wants to keep going up!
Not that far up!!
Stopped to rinse my hands in the fresh mountain water.
We made it to Blue Lake! Amazing view!
Now it's time to head back down, home for showers, then out to Rock Bottom Brewery for some dinner. Thanks to the Parents Franz, we had a free dinner.
We started with Potstickers with an Edamame Salsa and some beers.
Jason had Grilled Wahoo with Fried Avacado
I had Grilled Mahi Tacos
The view from the backyard. I want a backyard like this some day!
The boys drinking beers and playing Redneck Horseshoes. They actually bought that set at Walmart!
What is he looking at? It's a bird, it's a plane....
It's an F-16!
Everyone gathers to watch the fly-bys.
This was the most impressive thing it did! It shot straight up at a 90 degree spiral! So cool! (I know it's hard to see in the picture, but trust me, that's an F-16 going straight up!)