My perception of the passing of time is way off. It seems like just yesterday we were in Colorado for Thanksgiving 2015. But last week -- what do you know? -- it was Thanksgiving again. So we headed to Evergreen for our yearly celebration of food and friends.
Last year it was bitterly cold and snowy. Driving was hazardous and the annual Christmas tree hunt was very difficult. I might even say it was extremely unpleasant. But this year the temperatures were warm, the sky was blue and the weather was perfect. So perfect that we were able to take several hikes.
|Elena on a rock at Three Sisters|
|Mount Evans from Mount Falcon|
We also visited the Morrison National History Museum. And saw several very impressive dinosaur fossils. This one liked Elena:
|Stay! Good Dinosaur.|
The Christmas tree hunt in Lincoln National Forest was fabulous! It was a beautiful day. Brian and I found a smallish spruce to take home.
We decided that the 20' tree our friends wanted would indeed fit in their living room.
|Five geologists vs the tree. The tree nearly won.|
The tree nearly engulfed the truck.
In fact, after we secured it (quite a feat!) we gathered behind the truck to look at it. It looked like a tree on wheels.
|But is it big enough?|
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!