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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Colorado Summer Vacation 2013

A few months ago, we decided to take a vacation to Colorado. Because we had gone to Disney World over Christmas, we didn't want to spend a lot of money to go some where - and we couldn't - but just wanted to get away. With my husband's job and work ethic, if he doesn't leave town, he's never on vacation. 
So, we looked online at www.vrbo.com (Vacation Rentals by Owner) and tried to find something that looked okay, slept six people, but that also was inexpensive. We wanted a log cabin-looking place, but they were all booked at short notice.  
 Finally we found this adobe house, in the middle of nowhere, for the most part.
I did have a criteria of a nice kitchen. I enjoy cooking meals during vacation. That may seems strange to some, but because we're usually really busy, we don't always have time for lots of sit-down family meals. Vacation time we make time for those meals and enjoy that time together.
It was especially nice having some of the family meals outside and this nice spot! Unfortunately it was raining the other two times we tried to do it, but we were able to have quick breakfasts out there a few more times.  And, being from a drought-stricken area of Oklahoma, I'm not going to complain about rain!!
Here are some pictures of the house.  The living room was nice, but next time we'll for sure look at the seating available. We were moving chairs and seats from upstairs just to have enough that were comfortable for lounging. We missed our big, fluffy couch and love seat from home - and the recliners!
The outside steps were really pretty. I didn't get a close up picture, but the bottom ones had marking of leaves on some of them.  The skies are especially blue in Colorado!  A friend, who happens to be from Colorado, said that it must be because they're higher....and closer to God :).
See the little deck out the second floor?  That was my very favorite place to sit.  I could sit there for hours, if I had time! There was another upper deck out the front, the back one where we could eat, and a side one with a table, but we had moved chairs to the back so didn't use it.
And one of the best things about the Colorado vacation was seeing a FULL rainbow - with a double one starting.  And look!  We could actually see the END of the rainbow!  It may not show it on the picture, but we videoed it.  So very neat!  But, there was no pot of gold at the end that we could see.

That's okay.  We didn't want the pot of gold. We were together, and that's all that matters.

4 comments:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Looks pretty nice for last minute!

A.Marie said...

Hello There!!! :)

I am finally back to blogging and trying to catch up on my favorite blogs!! I love the header and sides of your blog....So Pretty!

And, your vacation spot looks amazing!! I love looking at the pictures.

Lori said...

A.Marie-Glad you're back!! Thank you about my blog. It took me a while to decide the design. I felt sorry for the lady helping me with it. I'm sure I was picky :).

Robert WIse@Condos in Steamboat said...

You booked yourself a really nice place, Lori. It looks cozy and, most importantly, affordable. A vacation isn't a vacation when you don't enjoy your lodging or when you're constantly stressing about the amount you paid for a decent rental home. The sense of belongness in an unfamiliar territory should be present. Rental homes should be retrofitted that way. Anyway, I haven't seen a full rainbow in person. It must've been overwhelming over the rich blue Colorado sky. ;)

 
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