Friday, August 12, 2016

Colorado: Frisco Hike - August 3

I have gotten really behind on documenting our trip to Colorado. We've been so busy trying to make sure we expose Lidia and Sawyer to as much as possible that there hasn't been enough time left in the day to blog. Emily came out on the 4th to stay for a week with us and to take L&S back home. That was yesterday. And as much as I hated to see them go, it will give me a chance now to catch up. I think!  Below, I pick up on a hike we took in Frisco.
Frisco is hosting a 10K race and half-marathon in a few days. Cliff may run the 10K, so he wanted to check out the trails. We began our hike on part of the trail where the race will be held and then veered off through the woods to another trail that paralleled Lake Dillon. Actually, it ran along the shoreline of Lake Dillon. You can not imagine how many hiking trails there are around here. We are hoping to do a different one every day or so, with rest days, for L&S, in between. They really need one tomorrow. Lidia wanted to swim 50 laps, today. Cliff stopped her at 19 laps. Bless her heart, she was so tired, but was trying to meet her goal. She was okay with stopping for the day.

Total Miles hiked: 3       Total Time hiking: 1:12 hours
Lidia's swim in the pool: 19 laps

 Frisco Marina
 I tried to get L&S to wade out to that rock to have their picture made, but they weren't too keen on wading through snowmelt-cold water to get to it or sharing it with the gull. 
Lidia and Sawyer were more willing to climb out on this piece of
driftwood....they didn't have to get wet.

Of course, this trail was not hurting for wildflowers and I couldn't just pass them by. They really are no different than those I've already been photographing, but to me, on different trails they are a different kind of pretty.

On another note, Whitney saw a Colorado State Flag painted on a piece of wood that she fell in love with. I don't know how big it was, but it cost $900. Of course, that's not in her budget. I told her I could paint one for her. So, I've been picking up pieces of wood from our hikes. I picked up a piece on our hike, today, that I think will be perfect. However, I wanted to practice on a different piece of wood before painting Whitney's. The weather was perfect on the balcony this afternoon and proved to be a great spot to do a little practice painting.

Hope she likes the prototype. If so, I'll paint the bigger one for her, next week.

I used the watercolors that I brought from home. They worked very well, I think.



  1. Beautiful w/ your watercolors and I love that patch of daisies..all on their take great shots Laurie!What a place..and memories forvere for L and S..and you guys.

    1. Thank you, Monique! I haven't had the chance to sit and try painting some of this gorgeous scenery, yet. Well, except for Whitney's 14'er sign. That will post in a couple of days. And yes, long lasting wonderful memories and they are priceless!

  2. Laurie, I would say that was an adventure that the grands will remember forever. Hope they wrote down how many miles they hiked in all. I really liked your hike photos. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  3. You will miss them but what a wonderful trip for them & special times with you!
    You did a great job painting the prototype flag so I'm sure it will be a hit!
    Enjoy your time there!

  4. Wonderful memories, Laurie!

    Jim Fowler, Greenville, SC

  5. What a wonderful trip!
    Your photography is beautiful.

  6. Now you can take some kidless time to yourself. Good luck to Cliff on the 10k. I think Whitney will love the painting! Cant wait to see the finished one.

  7. So fun! The prototype looks good, it's a great idea.

  8. Beeee--utiful! Glad you're having such a good time! What a gorgeous state...