Sunday, July 13, 2008

getting away from it all

I am on a mini vacation at the moment. I'm in our local mountains, which would be the Rocky Mountains. We drove up Friday afternoon and will stay until Tuesday. We're staying in a condo with free internet service, which is why I can get on my computer to write a post, leave a comment on Facebook, or finish a game of Scrabulous. But I'm not wasting much time on it because I'm enjoying all that is around me.

Danielle and her friend, Megan, drove up Friday night and will go home tonight (Sunday). We've had a good time with them. We did a lot of sightseeing yesterday and today we plan to spend a couple of hours on Dillon Lake in a speed boat. Should be fun.

Jake and Hollee will be driving up this afternoon. They'll get up here just in time to join us on the boat. They will then spend the night and go home Monday in time for both of them to go on to work for evening shifts.

Don and I will have one night here by ourselves. I think it worked out perfectly. We get to spend time with our kids and still have a little bit of alone time - all in the beautiful mountains. Up where the temps are much cooler than the high 90's that we left down below. Up where the air is clear and the woodsy smell of the greenery is all around you. Yep, I love the mountains. I feel very lucky to live at the foot of the Rockies.

15 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Sounds so lovely and refreshing. Enjoy!!!
Susan

The Woman said...

and you didn't invite me. lol have fun have a great time and yeah free internet service is a must whereever I go I gotta blog lol

Mam said...

It sounds great, Diana. You certainly get away a lot. When do you leave for the north?
Nancy

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

I agree. That does sound PERFECT. A little bit of alone time plus a little bit of family time plus a lot of perfect weather and scenery and atmosphere. One perfect weekend!!! You are lucky. I wish I lived close to places so scenic....

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Jamey said...

I really miss the Rockies:( Glad you are having a nice mini vaction!!

Lori said...

Sounds wonderful! Enjoy your mini vacation.

I'd love to vacation there someday.

Barb said...

Happy for you. I know you are enjoying every minute.

We envy you!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Sounds wonderful. Wish it was me ;) Enjoy!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

I LOVED the summer that I lived in Denver. I was in the mountains every weekend that I wasn't on call. My aunt lives in Loveland, so I enjoyed seeing them alot that summer too!

Have a fun, relaxing time!

Short Stop said...

That sounds like the perfect vacation. Time with the kids, time alone w/ hubby, and surrounded by the Rockies.

BTW, really good friends of ours are moving to Denver next month. We plan to visit them soon. Maybe we could finally meet?? :)

Just Mom said...

Sounds like a little bit of heaven to me.

Pam in Colorado said...

You should be heading coming down out of the mountains today. Hope your time away was refreshing and your return pleasant.

Where in the mountains did you go? Dillon Lake sounds familiar.

Diana Joy said...

Hi Diana!
It's me Diana Joy from Denver :) hehehe I love the Quote of the day!!! I hope you enjoyed your vacation. Working with youth.. you totally deserve a vacation!
We just took 2 more kids in a month ago. We are attempting to help them get there own place and live on there own....this is a very difficult lesson for a 17year old and a 18year old :P
God bless!
Diana Joy

Amber said...

Ohhhh, do tell where you went and I want all the Rocky Mountain details!

MightyMom said...

"local mountains"?????


yikes.