We stayed in a lovely cabin near Rollinsville for my birthday, after a whirl around the carousel in Nederland.
One of the highlights was my birthday cake, adapted from the Joy of Cooking (1964) with a cream cheese chocolate icing. Glory wanted to decorate it, went outside to collect bits of autumn, and came up with this beautiful creation:
We did our part-time school day even more part time, with the joy of doing math in one’s pajamas. Art was pretty low-key; Glory and I did contour drawings of aspen leaves, which turned out wonderfully.
And the hiking–glorious! We hiked at the Moffat Tunnel, which is very beautiful, but they had the Big Fan on constantly for some reason. We also did a bit of the Hessie Trailhead–the aspen groves there are very magical right now!
It was warm enough to have morning tea outdoors
Happy 38 to me!
Oh my golly, the two of you look EXACTLY like Colorado. Maybe you started out as midwesterners, but I think that the mountains have grown on you 🙂 You’re making me homesick!