Saturday, May 15, 2010

Blog Journal ~ Day 4

What is your favorite vacation?
This is easy peasy! For the last 5 years we have gone every summer to the YMCA Camp of the Rockies just outside Estes Park in Colorado! It started because my father-in-law had a medical convention there every summer, but now that he no longer practices we continue to go because we love it so much. We rent a cabin in the mountains and meet them and my hubby's sister and her family for a week of F.U.N and R.E.L.A.X.A.T.I.O.N. The activities are endless! The YMCA site itself is basically a little town. Down in front of the admin building is a field, miniature golf, a basketball court, and through out the 860 acres is frisbee golf. They have a stable with over 150 horses including some clydesdales they use to pull the cart for the hay ride and weenie roast, and you can reserve to go on a horseback ride through the Rocky Mountain National Forest for a view like you could never imagine! They also have artists and singers come in for nightly performances or painting classes, camp for the little ones, a zip line, a huge crafts building, and parks to stop and play all over. There is a library, a general store, and lots of sweet families enjoying the mountain air. You can sleep with the windows open, and if you wake really early you might get to see a bear walking around. Last year there was even an elk that liked the shade of the cabins porch next door and seemed to love his photo ops. Now that I have built you up..I'll share some photos.

My sis n law and her family on the grounds in front of the admin building

In the Rocky Mtn forest..this is not zoomed, yes I was this close!

Enjoying dinner on the porch with good friends and good wine ;)

My little blue belt showing some martial arts moves in front of the cabin. Check out that view behind him!!

family pic on the way up to the continental divide

My fav pic of me and Mr Blue Belt

The tram ride up to the top of "squirrel mountain"

Feeding the squirrels, or are they chipmunks?

And just because this pic makes me laugh every time

She has her own "Chipmunk Cheeks!"

I hope you all enjoyed my pics! It was fun reminiscing!


  1. I love Colorado!! Such beautiful country!! How neat that you go every year! I am sure you are creating wonderful memories for your kiddos!!

  2. Any place with mountains is amazing, especially Colorado! So so fun!

  3. oh wow those mountains are amazing! sounds like a wonderful family holiday

  4. Hope to make it to Colorado some day - looks amazing!

  5. That looks like such a nice vacation! I'm stopping by from SITS to say hello. You have a very pretty blog :)