Day 41 – Meeker Day Off

10/10/2009 The sun peeped through my window, and I woke up without an alarm, lying diagonally on the queen sized bed in a room all to myself. Ahhh…the pleasures of taking a spontaneous day off in Meeker, CO…

The three of us girls wandered downstairs to find Bonnie and Steve brewing a pot of coffee and making Swedish pancakes! So delicious and delightful. We fueled up with great anticipation of what the day would bring. Sara and Bonnie headed off to Glenwood Canyon for a gorgeous yet blustery bike ride, logging 30+ miles. Tracy, Steve and I donned bright orange (it’s Elk season!) and rode out to Trapper’s Lake.  We hiked up to the lake, a visually stunning body of water surrounded by snow-capped peaks that is quite literally breathtaking.  We hiked around the lake for a while, taking in the view and freshest air. Back at the jeep they gobbled down sandwiches, made gourmet with the addition of Tracy’s avocado. After getting back to the house, Tracy worked on organizing and filing the addresses of the many friends we have made along the way, and I headed to the pool for a workout. The Meeker Rec Center has a great pool, but even better…they have an awesome waterslide!! After a good swim, I went down not once, but twice because it was that fun!  Bonnie and Sara returned from their ride windblown and exhilarated, and soon after we learned that Bonnie and Steve had invited more friends over for another dinner party. We enjoyed enchiladas, chips and guacamole, grilled chicken, a salad, and polenta with our new friends Lorie, Roger, and Ryan Trout. Meeker was supposed to be a quick stop, but thank goodness we took the chance to explore even just a fraction of what it has to offer. We will undoubtedly be back to share more adventures with our new (and now lifelong) friends! Thanks Bonnie and Steve!

-Caroline

Caroline at Trappers

Caroline at Trappers

Trappers Lake

Trapper's Lake

Dears with deer... eeek

Dears with deer... eeek

Glenwood Canyon ride

Glenwood Canyon ride


 
 
 

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