Timmy slept with 3 dogs. He had fun. Then we hung out there talking about what we'd do for the day.
|The view walking to breakfast|
We went to breakfast with Griff. I got French Toast and couldn't eat them all. I didn't realize at the time, but later I sure wish I had the rest of that food in me.
Then we headed to the Sand Dunes. They were a few hours away. I didn't quite know what to expect. They were much larger than I thought. I didn't really know what to expect at all. I didn't google the dunes in advance or I would have known.
|Coming down from the top (note Callie's method to hold her sandals)|
Now it might not sound like it was fun because it was scary and I got blisters. But it was a great experience and once you are done, it made it even better. I made it to the top! Granted I bet a lot of people make it to the top but it is probably not their first days at a high elevation. I didn't even realize until later but we got sunburn. I got a line from my BodyMedia fit armband. Timmy got a burn too He had a line from his sleeves. Once we noticed the burn, Callie mentioned the sun screen that was in the car. Whoops.
Timmy didn't wear sandals up the dunes but wore shoes. I think that was better in the long run. He did get lots of sand in them. On the way down, he did not stop to clean out the sand and he ended up with a blister at his heel but at least he wasn't in as much pain the entire way up and down.
Oh, my sandals broke on the way up and down. The decorative edge or whatever you want to call it kept coming off. It was just a piece of rubber from the entire edge. These broken sandals impacted my attire for the rest of the stay because I brought 2 semi-casual dresses that I would need to wear the sandals with. So I guess I wouldn't be wearing those dresses. The dresses were only if we went out to dinner or something but I also accounted for them in total number of outfits I brought.
So on the way up and down, I was behind Callie and Timmy. They always had to wait for me. I felt so out of shape. Heck I'm a runner so I should be able to walk. I like to pretend I have excuses like being afraid of heights and my feet hurting, but I probably was just out of shape.
|The view from the dunes parking lot|
|Dunes, Driving, etc|
We were at the hot spring until after dark. We went to Mexican for dinner. I had enchiladas for the 2nd time in my life. They were pretty good.
We went back to Callie's. Later we went out and went in a bar and left the bar immediately. Then we went to a new bar and left that immediately. We headed home after that. Then Griff came over and visited. Man I was tired. I wasn't used to the time zone change plus they stay up until 1 their time and I was used to staying up until 11 our time.... so 1 felt like 3. Oh boy was it rough staying up.
Shoes: Brooks via some online store.
It was hard to figure out how to dress there. It was 40 in the morning or cooler. Then it was 70 at the hottest point but 70 degrees felt a lot hotter there when the sun was beating down on you.
Now tell me isn't Colorado so pretty?