Sunday, August 14, 2011


There is one thing that doesn't happen often with our life of farming and that is taking a summer vacation.  Farming is at its peak during the summer months.  The days are long and the nights of sleep are short.  When it rains we are relieved with a "day off" and thankful for the moisture that our crops can soak up.

This year we decided to take a vacation to Estes Park in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  We have said every year for the past fifteen years that we would like to go, but never got the chance or MADE the time to go.  My father in law always wanted to take us so this year we went, but unfortunately he was not physically there with us.

Here are some of the pictures from our trip.

 The kids love saying the name of the store.....go figure!!!

 Up we go!

 The view from our condo.  Gorgeous!!!

 Our condo.

 Grillin' veggies!!!

 Nothing like the smell of hot charcoal.....especially in the mountains!!!!

 Old Glory!!!

 Getting ready to eat.....we do that so well!!!

 My hubs hat.....I think it says it all!!!

 Grillin' steaks YUMMY!!!

 Heading into the park.

 What a beautiful site!!!

 My niece and my kiddos.

 My son and the rest of the clan WAY up on the boulder.

 The whole gang.

 Beauty right here!!!

 Cow elk in the snow.



 A large bull can barely see him, but he is in the center of the picture.

 Would someone count these trees please?!?!

 Lovin' the wildlife.

 Purdy huh?

 The whole gang at Bear Lake.

 I am sure he is giving some good advice to him.

 The trampoline aka prancholine according to my son.

 Way up there!!!

 They had a blast on this.

 Enjoying the view and listening to the beauty of nature!!!

 My BIL, SIL, and my niece.

My clan!!!

What a wonderful time we had.  So glad to have the memories!!!!


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  1. Loved seeing all of your vacation pictures!! They are beautiful. I'm glad you were able to go on vacation!!

  2. These pics are stunning! I'm sure your vacation was so fun. My dad was a farmer, our vacations consisted of going to various pigs show. LOL...

  3. Great pics, Jodi! Looks like you all had a blast! So glad you could escape for a bit. Colorado is the BEST!

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  5. Where is the picture of everyone up at Emerald Lake??? :-)


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