Friday, June 20, 2008

Taking a Breather

The days before Father's Day were pretty hectic. We had guests arriving to stay in our home, so it was nonstop cleaning and shopping before they arrived. We wanted to show our out-of-town guests the Colorado mountains, so we planned a weekend in Glenwood Springs. Sounds great, but in reality, getting three kids under 6 years old ready for a three-hour drive from Denver to Glenwood Springs almost made me feel like the trip wasn't worth it.

Glenwood Springs has the world's largest hot springs swimming pool. With its warm, salty mineral water, the pool is almost like a beach vacation in the mountains. We stayed in the Hot Springs Lodge, which has unlimited swimming at the pool--a must for my boys.

With the help of Color Wonder coloring books and our portable DVD player, we made it to the town in one piece. After I got the boys settled in our hotel room, I went on our balcony and this is what I saw:



This view of the pool and the surrounding mountains definitely made the shopping/packing/driving worth it.

4 comments:

anymommy said...

I'm visiting from allmediocre. I love your header - one of the cutest I've seen. I hope your vacation is fabulous. We just returned from a trip to North Carolina with our three little ones. Exhausting, but worth it!

the mama bird diaries said...

That portable dvd player is always the key with long trips. Looks like fun.

jennie said...

we went last summer and had such a wonderful time, glad your trip went well too!

Kathleen said...

I love glenwood springs, it's such a great town and so scenic.