Friday, July 11, 2008

Tight Lines from Colorado

Kevin and I just returned from one full week of ectasy! In a week's time, we hiked 25miles, caught over one hundred fish, golfed 36 holes (18 with 2 balls each) and logged 1200 miles on the car. We spanned Colorado's best fishing and hiking with all day treks to Rocky Mountain Park where we fished glacier lakes and waterfalls, and we hiked into high mountain rivers braving downpours (OK, I didn't brave it very well but Kevin didn't care how wet he got) to fish in out of the way hidden treasures. We'd get down the mountain each night in time for dinner and then crashed til morning so we could do it all again.

I dragged Kevin to Meeker, one of my favorite towns, where we fished the White River and ended up staying LONG past our allotted time. You know the fishing stay until they stop biting. We found the "magic fly" and caught one every single cast at dusk. It was fishing NIRVANA. But the best fish were close to home in our own secret spot on the way home from Ephraim. We've never caught so many big ones in a day.

We laughed until our stomachs hurt and remembered this week how much fun it can be to put the cell phones away for a week and focus on exploring the great outdoors.

We came home to a 92 degree house and a $2,000 air conditioning repair bill. Isn't that just how life goes sometime?

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