So right after Sevy and I got back from Idaho/Utah, we were off to Colorado with Jon's family. It had snowed like 10 inches the week we got up there so it was a huge difference from the summer heat we had been experiencing. Luckily for us, it did heat up in the day so we didn't freeze.

It turned out to be quite a momentous weekend for Sevy. She was able to fish for the first time--and as it turns out, Jon is quite the fisherman. It's a shame neither of us like fish because we really could have been well-fed after he got done. Unfortunetely, after Jon caught his first fish, Sevy ran over to see it and her being such a pro walker, she face planted it right in front of all the boys. They all just stared at her with her face in the mud. (I did add a picture of that in this blog--it's quite awesome!) Poor Sev!
Sevy also got to ride a horse for the first time. That was so fun! Grammy, Bridget and Nyah, Zane, myself and Sevy took off for an hour trip, and it was probably a good thing it wasn't any longer. Sevy freaked out at the beginning, and then knocked out. I couldn't believe that girl could sleep through a rocky trail and trotting, but she did. By the time she woke up, we were basically done with the ride and she actually began to enjoy herself. They stuck us on the biggest horse they had. It's name was "Biggin'" and we were lucky he was nice because it would have been quite the fall off of him!
We went into this tiny town called Creed that is trying to become the next Sundance or Jackson Hole, (but it's not quite making it yet). The town is rad in that it is an old mining town. If you go up into the canyon, you can see a lot of the old mine shafts and the craziest buildings that you would not believe are still standing. They are from the late 1800's and it shows. It's a gorgeous drive and one of those that you ache to have a Jeep for. But Jon and I ache to have a Jeep for anything! The town is your typical "main street only" town, but they did have some cool shops and we did find the coolest sign on a store that I have ever seen. We've also included that on this blog for your enjoyment! I did find an awesome art gallery that is run by a husband and wife. He makes the jewelry and she does the artwork. I bought--what I consider to be--a rad ring from them because I'm utterly obsessed with handmade rings when the maker is right there.

The trip was awesome and badly needed for Jon who had just taken the DAT (he did great by the way!) We got our fill of mountains, waterfall, lakes, rivers, scenery, and basic beauty that will hopefully keep us happy for a few months. Then we'll have to plan another trip somewhere to get some good views again! Lubbock is a great place to live, but it really does lack in any sort of beauty.

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