I am 95% finished packing all of our stuff up to head back home to Texas. We have been in Breckenridge for the past week and it’s been a great trip. It’s always hard to leave Colorado and none of us are really ready to get back to the hustle and bustle but we have those things called responsibilities and the kids have school so back to reality we go.
This was a last minute trip, I mean we just got back from Estes and then I was packing our stuff up again a couple of weeks later to drive here but the opportunity presented itself and we grabbed it. We have only been to Breck when it was covered in snow so this was a chance to see what it was like in the fall. There is no snow on the ground which is VERY rare for Colorado, especially Breckenridge. They had to delay opening day of ski/snowboarding season because there just wasn’t any snow. It gave us the opportunity to do some hiking and see some places that we didn’t get to last time we were here for skiing.
The house we rented has a great yard and once we started exploring it a little more we found a trail that we followed for awhile.
The kids are getting better every time we hike with their endurance. This was our first day out after we arrived. Olivia gets motion sickness when we drive through the passes and it usually takes her out for a day. We wanted to take it easy our first time out because all of us were still tired. We went a little further than we had planned and Olivia got tired pretty quickly but Gray hung in there until the end.
It was so convenient having a trail right there behind our house and one that was easy enough for the kids. We try to be outside doing something every day that we are in the mountains because the weather is just so amazing. You feel bad if you stay in the house! We fell into a routine quickly, Graham worked in the mornings and afternoons after hikes while the kids did some school work and I helped them or read aloud. Every trip we take we are learning new things and adjusting our routine just a little bit to suit everyone. We still have to get work and school done when we are away so finding a balance is key. I am happy that this trip we really seemed to find it. I can see how road schooling would be a challenge but also such an amazing experience for everyone.
I took a lot of pictures and as I slowly get through them all I will post more. We saw some beautiful places that I can’t wait to share. If you want a peek into our trip then follow me on IG @meandmotherhood. I did a pretty good job of posting every day.