Thursday, September 9, 2010

a weekend getaway to boulder

long weekends are excellent opportunities for short getaways, and the husband and i escaped this past labor day weekend on a quick trip to boulder, colorado. inspired by a couple friends, the trip destination was actually a surprise for him. he was very pleased and excited when he finally looked up at the display at our departure gate. there is nothing he enjoys more than time spent in nature.

it was a surprisingly hot weekend- a high of 96 on sunday, the day we took our longest hike in chataugua park. the altitude and dry air was a bit difficult for me, but it was worth it, because we saw FIVE chipmunks. yes, i counted.

the trail was about five miles long and ascended about kilometer upward.
the royal arch was the reward.  the rest of the trip was spent on more hikes, exploring the center, and of course, eating (sadly, the fires started the day we left...).
to be continued!

6 comments:

  1. beautiful pictures! you guys are so cool, traveling to totally unexpected locations. (=

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  2. Colorado is such a gorgeous state. Glad you had a good time!

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  3. Aww what a cute little chipmunk! Sounds like he was very pleased with the surprise destination! :)

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  4. Beautiful pictures! I love the one of the arch! x

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  5. Hello from Ana's Friday Archive Dive
    your break looks and sounds fantastic...Colorado is a state we have always wanted to visit...still dreaming!
    oxo

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  6. are chipmunks rare where you are?

    the landscape and photos are just beautiful. thanks for sharing your break.

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