But alas, driving into the fierce wind lowers gas mileage! This happens often on our Wichita to Fort Collins drives. Today we leave our grandson and his parents and return home. It is literally downhill all the way.
On Friday we enjoyed a beautiful drive into the mountains to hike around Dowdy Lake in the Red Feather Lakes area of Colorado. My husband, son, grandson (strapped to his dad's chest), three dogs and I trekked the almost 3-mile trail around the lake. It was quite breezy, but the sky was bright blue, the air fresh, the sunshine brilliant, and the water crystal-clear. The return back to Wellington was a scary, winding, beautiful drive through the Poudre Canyon. We enjoyed "lupper" at the restaurant where my younger son works, and bought dessert at Mary's Mountain Cookies. Fort Collins is extra-hopping this weekend because of homecoming and family weekend at CSU.
Below are a few pics from the hike...