Friday: Lunch at UB's after collecting Roberta at the airport.
As he works nearby, Jason was able to join us.
Late Saturday afternoon at the Sawyers up in Denver - Eric, Jessica & Kelly lending a hand in the kitchen.
Yes - it's Brayden's first Valentines Day!
Kyle made killer bbq chicken and pork - topped by Lindsay's to-die-for apple pie.
[Sorry that so many pix aren't sharp, as I didn't use the flash.]
Sunday dinner at UB's - the local COS clan plus Roxie.
Still a pup, and very affectionate.
OK - Monday morning of Presidents' Day and time to get gnarly.
Yes - a snow hike to Horsethief Falls, on the west side of Pikes Pk.
L-R: Jessica, Eric & Roberta.
That's Sentinel Pt left of center, but not enough time to top it today.
Jason and Kelly were surely dying to join us, but work and school took precedence. :(
After hiking about five or ten miles or so, only half-a-mile to go now. :)
Eric helping with Jessica's YakTrax, for traction on ice.
Bare ice on the trail, coming down from the Falls.
Aren't we secure!
The Falls up ahead.
It's amazing how quickly the spring thaw arrives!
[They try to wait 'til no one is looking.]
Uh-oh, the attack of the nutcrackers!
Don't be fooled by the "innocent" look.
Sizing up the potential haul.
Try to stay together.
Hey, noon - perfect time for lunch on the trail.
Never ever leave food on your knee ...
... or in your palm.
Time to escape before "The Birds" call in reinforcements.
The shaded forest retains snow that may be scant in the open meadows.