Our first full day in Durango, Colorado was awesome! The weather is perfect – not too cold, not too hot, and it just so happened to rain during nap time. No big deal. We started off yesterday with a family hike. I absolutely love staying active while on vacation, and to do it with family is even better. This was William’s first time in the mountains, and he did great! Ok, so he didn’t really have to work hard… or at all, but I know he enjoyed all the fresh air and beautiful scenery.
Babywearing for the win! I’m loving this Ergo 360! So easy to use and so comfortable for both of us. The total hike was about three miles and took just under two hours. Not bad for hiking with six little ones. We went downhill first, and the hike back up was definitely challenging. This altitude thing sure puts your fitness into perspective. We are all in pretty decent shape, but were huffing and puffing at some point. Not to mention this sack of potatoes on my back…
…who caught a little snooze during part of it.
Before we began, Justin gave directions to the kiddos. Basically all he said was, “No running and stay behind me.” Necessary rules for hiking.
There wasn’t a bad view in sight. Everywhere we looked was gorgeous. Stephanie captured it perfectly.
And to top it all off, we were all together. All four of us siblings. Stephanie posted this picture on her Instagram and wrote, “It’s a pretty incredible thing to have the relationship that the four of us have with each other… It has not always been without fights (oh, the days when we were little and my parents had to deal with all of that), but there is not a single thing we wouldn’t do for each other. I am so thankful for my parents for instilling in us the importance of family and for bringing us all together on these vacations.”
Do you enjoy hiking?