Time to go "up".
Sunset over Pikes Peak, behind us.
It was amazingly cold from one side of the mountains to the other.
We stop for the night at a lodge in Fairplay, Colorado.
Cozy and Warm
Inside = 70 deg.
Outside = 12 deg.
We choose inside :)
Mary was enjoying the fire.
The boys are eager and ready to find the perfect spot for fun.
On our way to find the perfect "free" ski/snowboarding slope.
skiing down. They got their excercise that day!!
No ski lifts here :(
After talking to the locals, we found out where the "free" mountain
was that you could drive the skiers back up. They were soooo glad to see this!
Sometimes, they were shuttled back up by other shuttles.
On the other side of that mountain was the drop for 2 miles down.
Here wo go.....
Time for a break.
The littles had a blast sledding and making a snow fort.
Ready to ride back up.
Time for a quick nutritious snack.
We had a GREAT time!!!
Now it's time to thaw out.
The boys thawing out the FUN way.
After riding the Gondola, Mrs. Stokes found a full bulb of garlic half buried in the snow.
We thought it was quite strange and thought we'd better keep it, because of how unusual it was to find garlic in the middle of the snow like that.
Who knows all things? The Lord does and He knew that that night Mary would come down with a severe stomache flu and what's the best remedy for that? GARLIC
After chewing 1 clove of garlic she was fine.
Some of the beautiful scenery.