Tom & I got back from our Rifle River trip late Monday afternoon. We had an absolutely wonderful time with 3 other couples, and were extremely grateful for the time away from our jobs.
I had planned on going in to work today, but discovered when I awoke this morning that the laundry and housecleaning fairy had run off with a Keebler elf (the fickle wench), so I really felt obligated to stay home and get chores done. Of course, being a person with a strong conviction about priorities, I just HAD to tackle the first chore (which really isn't a chore) on my list which was to read all your blogs and update mine. LOL
Below are some pics from our trip. I'll post several and let them speak for themselves. Have a great day, everyone! :-)
|Several of us admiring the beauty of the Rifle River. I'm on the left.|
|During "Lumberjack Weekend," the guys made this log bridge 10' above a creek. It was scary to cross, but solid enough.|
|To cross this wide, but shallow creek, I had to straddle 2 logs and walk across them. I'm not exactly the graceful type, so the fact that I successfully made it across the creek twice in one weekend without falling in was amazing.|
|Tom captured some early morning fog on the river bank in this gorgeous photo.|
|The next morning, Tom was sitting on a bench high above the river when he spotted this doe on the opposite bank.|
|With no electricity or water on the property, this is how we po' folks had to wash our hair. By the time I got out of the river, my toes were so cold I couldn't feel them anymore. LOL Notice the large bottle of shampoo in my pocket.|
|By Sunday, it had warmed up nicely and we were able to take a few tube rides down the river. I'm the tuber in the middle here.|
|My Italian husband doing what he does best--cooking!|
|Look how high the ferns are, mom! (Great place for kids to play Hide and Seek.Haven't found any Poison Ivy yet, thankfully.)|
|I really like this picture of Tom. Peek a boo!|
|Amongst the ferns, we discovered this old outhouse and though it was really neat-looking.|
On that note, I think I'll post this blog for now and add more photos from our trip later this afternoon. Enjoy!