Today was a wonderful adventure! The Pittmans, our friends the E's and their homeschool helper Peyton, and myself went on a day trip outside the city to hike in the beautiful mountains. The weather was great, the company fun, and the scenery breathtaking! It really was a place to realize how very great our Creator is. Having grown up vacationing in the Rockies, I absolutely loved the chance to hike, wade in freezing mountian streams, and enjoy the beautiful views.
The guys took public transport and then walked, while the ladies drove the E's car- or rather A did! She is one brave driver; conditions can be pretty exciting here.
Will got to ride in style. He loves being outdoors and (between naps) relished the hike.
My oldest student Anna and me. Anna is a friend as well as a student!
Wendy and Will.
We passed a lot of animals in the first part of our hike.
There was no way I could come close to doing the scenery justice. The mountains here are absolutely gorgeous!
For the first part of our hike, we passed quite a few very nice houses. It was amazing to think of how they got building materials up there.
Katie (6) and Peyton
My friend and violin student, Miss A.
Katie and me.
I was very disappointed in myself to discover that I hadn't fully charged my camera; after 90 some pictures, my battery was out of juice. The views only got more dramatic and glorious as we climbed higher and higher! Eventually we stopped for lunch and spent about 2-1/2 hours there preparing and enjoying a feast, talking, napping, and/or wading in the beautiful mountain stream. We had a great refreshing time!
Well, it's taken 3 hours to upload these photos, and it's high time for me to get some sleep. I'm so grateful I got this chance, and amazed at God's creation.