Sunrise on the way out of Colorado.
We stopped in Virginia (a town in MN) to look at the big iron ore mining trucks. The area where these trucks are will not be there much longer, as they are soon going to start mining under this hill.
Here are a couple views of the mining.
Above is a current mining operation.
Below is an old mined area now filled with water.
Pretty much one thing mattered for my man: fishing.
Photos from a hike to Vermillion Gorge:
There are signs along the trail.
This one mentions the Yogoslavians (now Croatians) - my people.
Water fight. I won. Of course.
Time for water sports:
Last time I water skied was 2009, and I was so sore for days afterward I swore I'd never do it again. My cousin convinced me to give it another try, and I didn't have any problems getting up or any soreness this time. Pretty sure it's because the skis were the size of buses.
Benjamin tried a few times, but couldn't get up.
My man did, though!
Tess was not crazy about the water. She jumped in the first day, and wasn't prepared for it, so it scared her. She also fell in once. But when these ducks swam by, and she realized she couldn't reach them from shore, it was the only time she went in voluntarily.
Josiah ended up catching the biggest fish of anyone.
He was very proud of himself.
A few random pix:
An early morning row.
Dog on dock.
Returning from a walk with my aunt.
Benjamin is almost as tall as my tall cousin, Paul.
I have always loved the sunsets over the lake.