We spent the second week of August in Angel Fire for our annual retreat to the mountains. We drove up to Canyon Thursday afternoon, spent the night at Nana and Pappy’s (they were in Alaska), and then drove up to Angel Fire on Friday.
Hannah had her necessities packed
The kids loved their goodie bags that Nana and Pappy left for them in Canyon.
Hannah was cold when we first got there so she bundled up
Saturday we put together our basketball toy
and hiked from the house down to the playground
That evening we had dinner on the deck
On Sunday we went to the farmers market. The kids got their face painted
We also bought this yummy orange watermelon and some other fresh food for the week
We had lunch at the playground and then played golf that afternoon.
On Monday we went to Taos. We played at Twirl and did some shopping
Then we had pizza for lunch
Then we stopped at a resale shop and bought some used hiking boots for Hannah.
That evening we had a movie night
On Tuesday we had tennis lessons, did some fishing, and played golf in the afternoon
Wednesday was probably our biggest day. We hiked middle fork lake trail in Red River. This was the biggest hike the kids have ever done. 4 miles round trip with 1200 ft elevation gain. Hannah complained almost the whole time even though I think she actually had fun.
The kids were cold starting out.
Henry loved the pack-pack.
It wasn’t long before we hit our first waterfall. Henry kept saying “hear fall-fall”
Here is a picture of her attitude
Halfway up the trail, we crossed the big waterfall and stopped for a snack.
Nathan thought this was pretty cool
Hannah went right across. I guess all those gymnastics lessons are working.
We finally made it to the top
It was cold up there so everyone put on jackets. We forgot to bring Henry a jacket, so he got Nathan’s, Nathan got Hannah’s, Hannah got Jennifer’s, and Jennifer got mine. It worked.
We had another snack. The chipmunks were not shy
Henry walked a little on the way down
The rest of the way down was pretty easy, until Hannah fell and scraped her knees when we were almost to the parking lot. It took us about 3.5 hours total.
After we got back to Red River, we had pizza for lunch and then got some ice cream
Then we rode the go-karts
Nathan thought this was pretty cool since he had been playing Mario Kart all week.
That evening the boys played swords on the deck
and took a potty break
On Thursday we hiked Lady Slipper in the morning.
We made it to the big tree
Then we did some fishing and played at the playground
On Friday, we cleaned the house, took some pictures and drove back to Amarillo.
We had dinner at Rebecca and JM’s, then stayed the night in Canyon and drove home on Saturday. It was 106 in Fort Worth all week while we were gone, and then we got home and it rained for a week and kept the temperatures in the 80s. We timed it perfect.
As always, it was a great week and the highlight of our summer.