This is the day Mark and the kids went horse back riding through the mountains. I was a bit nervous about the girls doing this but they did great and all enjoyed it!
I just love thse next 3 pictures:
I have to tell you the story behind these 2 pictures. One day Mark wanted to go on 1 more trail he found that led to a waterfall so just our family took off in the morning. We got there and I found out it was a trail you had to walk to get to the waterfall- I had thought it was a drive by trail. I had worn my crocs! It had snowed the night before so there was snow on the trail. I said to still go and do it. It started not so bad on the way to the waterfall- besides being long-it took 1 hr to go 1 way- we eventually made it. However on the way back everything began to thaw and it turned into a real nightmare. It was all mud and it was like walking on ice. I really was near tears at a couple points along the way back. I was literally hanging onto Mark's back and inching my way along and I can't tell you how many times I almost fell. A few times I started slipping and had to run because I couldn't stop slipping. Keep in mind we are on a mountain and it's a long way down on 1 side! My legs were shaking by the time we got back and the next day my whole body was aching. Mark felt terrible but we had no idea what we were getting into.
Look at the picture of the Llamas. They carry supplies up the trail- look how muddy the one behind is- that's what we all looked like when we finally got down. Now I can laugh about it- not so much then!!
On one of our days we went to the Aquarium. It's a great aquarium and the kids all loved it. This is how Halle and Shaelyn were throughout the aquarium and the whole week- they can't get enough of each other. It's so cute to see.
The aquarium had a tunnel that you could walk under so this shark picture was in that tunnel:
We had a hot tub at the cabin that we all enjoyed- I do have a picture of Terri and I in there but I don't want anyone having bad dreams tonight :)
Just in case you remember- we took Oscar along with us on this vacation- he did great! Look at how comfortably he rode:
Lastly, I'll show you some of the beautiful waterfalls we saw. I have to give Mark a shout out for taking the waterfall pictures- he did a great job! I said to Mark- I can't help but think this is God's country when you witness the incredible beauty that is there. We didn't see any of the bears that we wanted to see- but it was a great vacation!!