Vacation: Shopping

Us shoppingToday we all went shopping in the quaint little village shoppes.  It was a small area in the middle of town where there was a section of cute shoppes with handmade crafty type things to look at.  I didn’t end up buying anything, but did enjoy looking.  However, the men were not so much excited about shopping in cute shoppes, but they let us look for a while before heading back to the cabin for a late lunch.

We were all pretty lazy the rest of the day today.  We read and fell asleep on the comfy couch.  It was enjoyable to be able to sit around without knowing there is anything that is needing to get done.  Too bad we have to leave in the morning.  We are having such a great vacation… not ready for it to be over yet.

Village ShopsNicDew shoppingEveryone shopping
Mom and Nanny shoppingSilly Ash and MeThe purple siblings

By the way, just in case you were wondering, we didn’t all plan to wear purple today.  Us three siblings all got ready to go out and happened to be matching.  Isn’t that cute?

Later in the evening Jesse, Mom, and I went for a little walk.  I wanted to see what the canyon behind the other cabins looked like, and then we snooped and looked through the windows of one of the other empty cabins to see what it looked like.  The warning sign in our cabin said that there had been more bears around lately because of the dry spell, so we were a little disappointed that we didn’t get to see one.  The only ones we could find were carved into the bench on the hill leading to the cabin.Us on the bear bench

Vacation: Rafting

Rafting busToday, white water rafting was on the schedule.  We had quite an adventure on the crazy route the GPS determined for us to take, but we finally made it there.  When we got to the rafting place, you would have thought we had gone back in time or something.  One of those things where you just have to look around and figure out what am I doing here?  It definitely takes some interesting people to work at a place like that.

The ride wasn’t as wild as the website made it sound like it would be, but we still had a good time.  We had a couple of big rapids where we got wet, and we almost fell out of the raft once.  I’m pretty sure the bus ride back to the top of the river was more dangerous than the rafting was.  The driver was talking about a time when the bus fell off the windy roads into the river, and then he was joking that it just might happen again.  He didn’t seem to concerned about taking tight corners slowly, but at least we made it back.Rafting

Now we are just chill-axing after dinner.  I think we should buy this cabin,  I could live here!

Vacation: Hiking

Us hikingToday we decided that we wanted to go hiking. According to the website it was a short drive down the road to where the trail should begin. So we parked the car and began walking to find the entrance. After walking clear through town in feels like temperature over 100 degrees, we still couldn’t find anywhere to hike. So, most of us ducked into some air conditioning while Dad went to bring the car. We were all pretty disappointed that we didn’t get to hike, and at this point were now too tired of walking if we could find where to hike.

Us on rocksAfter we all piled back into the car, Dad continued driving to find some hiking. We found a path that we could drive up the mountain. Now that’s my kind of hiking! We got all of the scenery with none of the work. When we got to the top there was a place to park and we got out and were finally able to do our hiking. We wandered down the path a little ways a found a creek we could play in. It wasn’t quite as good as the waterfall we were supposed to find, but better than nothing. We balanced our way over the rocks in the creek, avoided poison ivy, and made our way through the trees back to the car. It was short, but we all agreed that our hiking requirement had been met.

We drove back to the cabin for a spaghetti dinner followed by a movie on the big theater screen. We lounged around and then went for a soak in the jacuzzi.Family hikingNicDew hikingJesse hikingHiking climbWoodsRocking chairs