Last weekend, Clint suggested we do something out of the ordinary. Like go to Ouray or Telluride. Just do something fun. I am one of those people who rarely does things just for fun, especially not with two littles to tow around. It’s a shame cause we live in such a beautiful state and there are sooooo many things to do if you just go do them. So. We went on an adventure WITH Avi and Link. Pretty much out of my nature. I didn’t let myself dwell on all the things that could go wrong, another thing I do. 🙂 Just decided to go and have fun no matter what went wrong or right.
First off, we needed food and I needed a comfortable baby carrier. We stopped at McDonalds for nourishment (it can happen, just get out of your natural head and live life on the edge.) and then at Target for a baby carrier. I can’t justify spending lots of money on a baby carrier. I had used Twyla’s a week or so earlier and loved it. It was super comfy and it costs like $30. Right down my alley. I got it and off we headed to Ouray, to see Cascade Falls.
Good lands, am I ever out of shape. The tiny hike up to the falls made me WELL aware of that. That’s ok though. We made it up there and it was so lovely. You got the mist from the waterfall all over you and there are these great rocks around to sit on and rest if you’re out of shape like me. 🙂 It was probably a good 10-15 degrees cooler there than at home. Which was such a welcome relief. I declare this summer is hotter than usual. If it’s not hotter than more intense or something.
Clint and Avi went higher up to get even closer to the waterfall. I stayed down on the lower level because remember– out of shape, plus I wasn’t sure rock climbing was such a grand idea with a 3 month old strapped to my chest. Sadly, Lincoln very quickly decided he didn’t enjoy being there and that his stomach was on the empty side. So I headed back down to the vehicle. It was a pretty decent incline and I was nervous about my feet slipping out from under me. Made it down without damaging anyone. And low and behold, the son had fallen asleep being jostled down the side of the mountain. YAY! So I got to play in the creek for a while. After a while Clint and Avi joined me, we splashed around for a while and then headed off for some more nourishment. Of the frozen variety of course. Yum.
Moral of the tale– I need to stop being so stuck in my ‘can’t adventure with kids’ box. We all had lots of fun and had a chance to experience a beautiful waterfall as well as cooler temperatures. (Well not sure if Link had fun but hey, he survived.) I also should stop being so idealistic. It’s ok if I have to head to the vehicle before anyone else and we can’t all experience the same thing at the same time. We still have fun even if it’s not perfect. It’s a chance to live a little and get my feet wet.
Also–so glad I am married to this guy who pushes me out of my comfort zone.