Weekend Recap: 11 Things I Learned

This weekend some of my parents’ friends invited us to their cabin on Trout Lake which is near Telluride.

The view from the cabin

I learned a few new things this weekend.

1. Contrary to what spell-check says, jeeping is most definitely a verb.

2. Driving is better than riding.

3. A fish is a fish, no matter how small.

4. Having a fire in the fireplace in July is totally acceptable.

5. If you can’t find skewers for your shrimp/veggies/pineapple there’s no reason you can’t make your own by whittling some aspen branches with a pocket knife.

6. Wildflowers are oh-so-fun to take pictures in.

7. Sometimes it’s fun to go through rivers…

even if there is a bridge right next to you!

8. If you’re unsure if your cobbler turned out (baking at 10,000 feet certainly messes with things), top it with ice cream. No one will notice.

9. Melting snow is some pretty powerful stuff.

10. Gondolas are the best transportation method to take to church.

11. Painting in the middle of the street is totally acceptable.

What have you learned this weekend?

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Natural Revelations

Sometimes it’s the little things that make me happy.

Like seeing a double rainbow form as you look down upon rushing water

Watching the water rush forcefully and realizing that no matter how big and strong I think I am, there are other things much bigger and more powerful.

Enjoying the beauty of nature and wonderings why humans insist on altering the world so much when God already made it so beautiful.

Looking out at the adorable little town of Ouray and wondering what is must have been like for the miners who lived their hundreds of years ago.

And, when your camera battery dies long before your adventures are over, taking time to take in your surroundings and ingrain them into your mind, not your memory card.

What little thing makes you happy? Do you take time to enjoy the beauty around you?