After a restful night sleep, we felt refreshed and ready for Friday. We had Bible time and breakfast before packing out of the hotel. As a tradition, before reaching our final destination, we go to REI and Costco or Sams.
The REI was an old trolley station that was converted to a retail store. It was a beautiful building. We get the standard items: new hiking socks, blister gear, etc.
The drive from Denver up was very pretty, even though there was a heavy smoke haze.
When we arrived at the cabin, Nathan, Melanie, and the girls were there to greet us. Here Bethie is helping Anna unload the apples.
Yes! There was a little bear excitement. Nathan, Melanie, and the girls were at the playground near the lodge, and there was a black bear about twenty feet up in a tree. I guess we’ll have to be watchful.
Dad grilled chicken for us last night.
The birthday Grandma!
Josh took a nap.
We brought a cheesecake from home I made the other night.
We’re ready for a good hike today!
“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep:
for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.”