Last weekend we made our first trip to Grand Lake. And I am in love. Maybe it was because we were there for one of the prime leaf-turning weekends of fall, or maybe it was all the wildlife, but whatever it was, I absolutely loved it up there. We got a really good deal on a cabin rental (on a little lake!), and the big plus was we could bring our dogs. Since we have recently moved, we don’t want to be too pesky of neighbors asking to have them take care of our animals…although we did have a neighbor watch the chickens (but they also kept all the eggs so they didn’t mind too much). The kids also had a 4-day weekend for conferences so I took full advantage of probably the last family vacation we will have for this year. And it was so worth it.
Here’s my photo journaling of the weekend:
As much as I loved seeing the elk though, I REALLY wanted to see a moose…and we did! On the last day there we were shopping in downtown Grand Lake and saw three cows just hanging out and eating the foliage. Two ran off when a bus rumbled by, but this one stayed and even walked right past us (we were in our vehicle, otherwise this would have been taken at a much safer distance).
This made my day, even though Tom was chastising me for forgetting my camera at the cabin. :(
We really had a great time, and it was so nice to get away from the plains and see the mountains again. :)
Adoption update: We are now slated for October 30th for finalization of P’s adoption! Tom has to fly back to L@tvia on the 27th, stay for court, and fly home. Short and sweet stay, just enough for him to get some Latvian cuisine back in his system (which I am jealous of)!
We are still raising money to complete this leg of the adoption. There are some final attorney’s fees to cover and then the two last trips we need to complete…this month and likely in December when both Tom and P go back for embassy appointments and a final visa. We’re praying everything is complete and DONE by Christmas!
If you would like to contribute to these expenses, we still have a donation account HERE. We also have a coffee fundraiser going on. You can buy all sorts of goodies for yourself or as Christmas gifts! :)
Once again, thank you for all of your support!!