Due to the shutdown, we reluctantly headed to the Rockies earlier than planned, but we were excited to spend time with family!
After a short hike on part of the Colorado Trail and quick tours of small ski towns, we went to Salida to see Aunt Betty. There was just one problem: she lives in Monte Vista, a smaller town 80 miles from Salida. Oops! Dad said, “Doesn’t everyone know Aunt Betty lives in Monte Vista?!” Not sure how I lost her full address, but the mix up made for a funny story. :)
Clyde and I so enjoyed the time we spent with my great Aunt Betty and her family! (Aunt Betty is my grandma’s younger sister.) Not only did we enjoy staying in her house (not a car or tent!), but she treated us like royalty with cake and ice cream snacks, and homemade breakfast and dinner! We even got to drink real cow’s milk, pork, and bacon straight from Vern’s farm! (A real treat for city folk.) :)
It was great catching up with extended family after 10 long years. Can’t wait to see them again when we get out to see the rest of the West in a few more years!