Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Day Trip to Ouray, Colorado

Today I took the kids(except Tyler) up to the hot springs pool in Ouray. For those of you who do not live around here it is pronounced U-Ray. We had the best time. Alex & Amy wore water wings and floated everywhere. Of course Alex, being the brave little man, decided after about 5 minutes that he did not need those silly things and took them off! I guess having a pool here at the house has really helped in that area because he was swimming pretty well without them.

It amazes me how social my kids are sometimes. Alex and Emily both had no problem finding a little buddy to hang out with while we were there. Amy & Mason hung out with me. Mason had to do the lap test to go in the deep water (AGAIN)! He couldn't remember the name of the guy who gave him the test 2 years ago so they made him do it over. He can swim pretty well, but it is a hard test (I dont know if I could pass it!) Thankfully once you are over 13 Yrs you don't have to take it at all! He was pretty slow but he passed. I told the lifegaurd the reason he was so slow on the back stroke was because his arm is crokked (sp) from a break he had when he was 6, he passed anyway, I was pretty pleased with him for sticking with it.

My Dad showed up after we had been there 3 hours. He is in town (ouray) for a week at a small family reunion with some of his brothers. They have rented a lodge 10,000 square feet for a week! It is pretty neat inside. I stopped by and took a look at it on the way out of town. I think dad is going to stay with us a couple of weeks this summer. It should be fun. He does seem kind of lost without mom though. It feels weird that she is not here too. This was a trip she was very excited about taking, and when it came to the end, she told him he better go himself!! So he did.

Alan's business is really taking off this summer. (Thanks for all the prayers). In this line of work it is either feast or famine. So if I'm fat when you see me next you will know we had a good year! On the other hand, I do like being skinny!

7 comments:

The Woman said...

That sounds like a great day. Glad his business is doing well

Cherrie said...

I always loved going over to Ouray. What a nice little trip for the day.

By the way Lee doesn't plan on stopping much to head up to Oregon. Just long enough to stop at a motel for the night to rest and head back out. But thanks for the invite so much.

Jules said...

I also LOVE Ouray, I'm going there tomorrow, and spending two nights with my sister. I'll be there for the July 4th festivitiers. Tell your dad to keep an eye out for me and the kids, cause we'll be there. I LOVE the Hot Springs! It is so relaxing! Glad you guys had a nice time there :D

Sylvia said...

That sound like so much fun. I am glad your dad is geting out. I know you will enjoy having him there. I have never been to the hot springs in Ouray, I know the country is beautiful.

Neena said...

It sounds like you've been having fun lately. I'm sure that I could never do a lap test - maybe because I can't really swim! But we've been practicing this year, what with having all of the nice weather, so maybe next year I could...

I'm glad that Bro. Alan's business is doing so well.

Neena said...

Happy Birthday, Sis. JoAnn! I hope you have had a good day today. Enjoy yourself! And again; Happy Birthday!

Mrs. Mom said...

Ouray is such a beautiful place. I haven't spent much time there, but I always thought it would be a great little town to spend a vacation.

It sounds like your little family had a really good day.