Saturday, July 21, 2007

Weekend at the cabin

We just got back from an overnight trip to the cabin owned by my husband's family. Its a fun cabin located right on a ski run at Brighton Ski resort. Its only about 45 minutes from our house, but far enough away to feel like a vacation. The cabin is in the trees, and it was wonderfully cool up there - a nice break from the heat wave we've been experiencing. The girls had a blast! We took G on a night hike, and I was so proud of her. She hiked almost the entire 2 mile uphill by herself. She faded at the end. Finally, just a few minutes from the lake we were hiking to, she told me that she needed to close her eyes, so we carried her the rest of the way. But I was very proud of her toughness - it wasn't an easy hike.
It was so beautiful up there, and the wildflowers were in full bloom. Hiking under the ski lift though made me excited for ski season.
This picutre is the girls with my mom. They love being outdoors, and couldn't wait to go play in the meadow with all of the flowers.
My ILs lived in Switzerland for awhile, and MIL has painted part of the cabin to look just like a Swiss one.
We had a blast watching the humming birds - there were several buzzing and swooping around on the porch. I was suprised how aggressive there were. I think they were mad at us for invading their territory, and several times I felt like we were being dive bombed.

It was a great weekend!


Megan said...

What a fabulous place to escape to! Sounds like you had a nice time away enjoy the wonderful canyons nearby. We really miss living near some place so beautiful & cool to escape to. Your girls are so cute!!

Tiburon said...

Looks like a blast Christie! We missed you at lunch though :(