August 28, 2011

Weekend Trip to Glenwood Springs

This past Friday Joe and I headed to Glenwood Springs without the girls.  We have never left them with someone else.  For the past 6 years either Joe or I have always been with them.  So, they are ready to hang out at a friend's house all weekend while we went and had some fun!

We spent the night a Hotel Denver right in downtown Glenwood Springs.  Friday night we enjoyed dinner at the Riviera Restaurant and then we played a round of mini golf.  Saturday morning we slept in and it was nice to not wake up to Lily crawling into bed with us.  We went to breakfast at Rosi's Little Bavarian Restaurant where I had Eggs Netupe.  I really wanted to try some of their homemade cinnamon rolls, pastries or just a slice of cake but I was too full!  After breakfast we headed over to the Yampa Spa.  The Yampa Spa had vapor caves which Joe and I love going to.  Finally after relaxing at the Spa we headed out for a hike.  We hiked to Hanging Lake.  It was super steep 1.5 mile hike from the parking lot.  In about 1 mile we gained over 1000 feet which equals about a 16% grade.  Joe and I were starting to get crunched for time so even though we were passing lots of the people on the trail and hauling a** it still took us about 45 minutes to get to the top.  It was worth it.  The lake is just beautiful.  After heading back to the car we stopped at Rib City for some excellent BBQ.  The BBQ was the best I have had in a long time. 

I wish I had tons and tons of pictures to show you but even though we took the camera with us we never had it one us so we did not take any pictures.  Click on the links above to get an idea.


Greenstylemom said...

Sounds like a great trip! Glad you were able to get away. Are you counting your hike in your running miles? You should!

I've been a horrible commenter because i've been reading on my phone which isn't easy to make comments on. But want you to know that I am reading! said...

So glad you liked Glenwood Springs! I need to make plans for a visit myself.