So in the kid's terms, our trip to Aspen was the "best vacation ever"! We have had pretty amazing vacation in the pasts, and I know that kids have a hard time comparing those kinds of things-but it still felt good that despite my racing addiction we managed to have a pretty nice family weekend. Finishing up Ragnar Trail Relay in Snowmass Village left me feeling pretty run down. I mean I was running on 1 hour of sleep by the time we reunited at the finish line.
Joel did a great job at showing his panoramic photography!
From there, we drove a few miles away to do some hiking at the Maroon Bells.
The Maroon Bells are two fourteeners separated by about 1/4 of a mile, and this spot is said to to be the most photographed spot in Colorado.
We had a lovely time hiking and exploring.
We then took the long way home which took us through Independence Pass (only open in the summer).
It was like driving through another world and again, we had a great time exploring.
Thus the "best vacation ever" was one super fun day of exploring. Colorado just has so much to offer in this area and we are loving every second of it!