Today was a little more laid back. But after breakfast and a morning nap we decided to head out for a hike in the Rocky Mountains. First I talked to a guide who gave me a map that would lead me to their easiest trail that would be good for me and a baby in a stroller.
This might be my favorite mountain here.
Here's his bashful face. I think he's starting to understand what my camera is for.
He is such a little man. I love this picture...especially with the mountains in the background.
We went a little bit farther and then decided to get Baby G out to play a little more.
Baby G loved playing with the rocks. I'm looking forward to the day when it won't be a battle to keep the rocks out of Baby G's mouth, though, while he's playing with them.
I was about ready to put Baby G back in his stroller and get serious about our hike when he decided to dirty his pants. So we hiked back to our lodge to change his pants....we didn't want to take the risk of the smell attracting any wild animals. After Baby G was changed we went back out on our hike. Unfortunately, I was having trouble reading the map. Let me just add that the map made no sense and there was no one around to ask for directions. After walking for what seemed like forever I finally figured out which direction to head.
And, of course, Baby G loved pointing at the horses and saying, "Dog!"
After asking a few people for directions I finally found the right trail.
The only good thing about taking the wrong path was that we did end up getting a closer view of the creek.
The only problem was that the people trail was covered in rocks. Also not good if your pushing a stroller. And this picture wasn't even the worst of it. At this point Baby G and I had been out for about 2 hours and our future with this hike wasn't looking very bright. I ended up carrying the stroller....Baby G and all through the trail. Don't ask me about the scenery because honestly I didn't notice. All I was focused on was finding our way back. Thankfully, Baby G was a good sport about it all. I figured he would sleep during the hike....but that wasn't possible.
After a really long nap Baby G and I were excited that Mr. G got out of his meetings early...
After dinner we decided to go walk around downtown Estes Park...
But unfortunately all the shops had already closed.
Then the night ended pretty similar to last night...