Sunday, October 28, 2007

Colorado adventure!

Hey everybody! I have returned from my "trip of a lifetime" and have to say that it was an amazing trip! Absolutely incredible! So grab something blaze orange and maybe some trail mix (to get into the hunting mode!) and come along with me as I try to give you a taste of adventure!
First, it's time to slow down, take a deep breath, and just enjoy some amazing company and beautiful scenery for a while...

So it all started out with a very long trip in a caravan of four we are, heading down the dusty trail!

We took a few breaks along the way to check out the amazing scenery. Like Mount Rushmore!

Here is Dad...pretending to fall off the edge of the sheer cliff. Not very funny!

We finally reached Colorado and were greeted by this cozy scene: the little cabin where we stayed. It was absolutely perfect!

Then, bright and early on Saturday, we woke up and got all geared up for heading out, after eating a fine and hearty breakfast lovingly prepared by my amazing father. Thanks Dad! Here we are...ready to see the big one!

The many miles of hiking through the mountains and the feeling that our lungs were going to explode finally paid off! Or at least it did for Vern and Mike Beighley...Mike was rewarded with this gorgeous 5X5! Check out that rack...beautiful!

We had to cover the meat with snow and branches to protect it from the birds and other animals while it waited for the horses to get in to pack it out. I thought it looked like a little grave so here are the guys holding a mock eulogy service. "Here lies a fine animal that died so that we might live through another Minnesota winter..."

So there you have a few highlights of my Colorado adventure! The pictures don't do the whole experience justice at all but maybe you can get a taste anyway! Praise the Lord for the blessings He gives and the brilliant creation He has surrounded us with! Wow!

"God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good."

Genesis 1:31


Janna said...

Neat photos, Melanie! The little cabin looks so cozy.

Sara N. Smith said...

I was glad to see the update....I've been waiting and checking!!! :)
The pictures are really nice....It looks like you all had an absolutely amazing time!
Welcome Home!

The Ericksons said...

Some day I hope to go elk hunting. Glad you had a great time!


It looks like you all had a really nice time. :)