Monday morning we rented a bunch of bikes and rode around the Dillon reservoir. The views that this bike path provided were spectacular. Definitely a highlight of the trip. It made me wish we had brought our own bikes so we could have ridden as much as we wanted and taken our time. Next time. :)
Tatum and Claire playing at a playground while the adults rode.
After dinner we played some minute to win it. That is always worth a few laughs. In no particular order:
haven't mentioned most of the games that we played in the evenings and I feel a few, anyway, are worth mentioning. Mom had us play the newlywed game one night which was a lot of fun. I think my favorite part was that she decided to skip this question for the girls "What kind of animal would you compare your mother-in-law to?". She said she wouldn't make her daughters-in-law answer that, even though they could totally have a positive answer. But then she decided to include the question "What is your least favorite food made by your mother-in-law?" for the guys. But there's no way to make that positive! Poor Rich, Brennan and Ben haha. Especially Ben. He answered 'egg rolls' because he got sick once right after eating them, but it sure became the joke of the reunion. Good times. :)
We also played Things...which has become a favorite of ours. One night we broke into teams and had to race to line up in order of age, birthday, height, letter of first name, etc. So simple but so darn fun. We played family feud and a few board games as well.
Tuesday was our last full day together. :( It was a slower, less-planned day. We hung out around the house in the morning.
Late morning we headed to the Keystone resort for a kids day complete with a magician, arm painting, popcorn and a bounce house. While we were there Papa took the Kelbie, Caden and Libbie on an adventure at a Ghost Town and Caleb, Rich, and Crystal rented some stand up paddle boards and had a good time.
Tuesday afternoon we did a little service project in a nearby town, helping to prepare, serve, and clean up after a free community meal that they provide every week. It was a good experience and something I'm hoping we can make part of future reunions.
That night we enjoyed our last few hours together visiting and having a good time. It is amazing how fast a week goes by!
Wednesday morning we all packed up and headed out. Everyone was headed west to Utah except for us and Mara and her girls. We gave them a ride to the Denver airport on our way out of town. I tried to get a sweet picture of Jade and Tatum hugging but they looked the wrong way. Still cute though, right? :)
The drive home was long. It felt much longer than the drive to Colorado. Tatum was lethargic and quiet nearly the whole way. It was actually kind of a blessing, but I couldn't help but feel sorry for the poor girl, she clearly didn't feel well. We have each subsequently gotten sick since we have been home. It seems to have finally gone through all of us so hopefully this week will be a healthier and happier one. I'm just glad none of us were sick at the reunion!
And that's a wrap, folks. I'm sure you are relieved to read that. :)