Currently Listening To: Thrive ~ Mitch King
Father’s Day is this weekend. We aren’t a family that is huge on gifting (or at least I don’t think Tim considers himself to be, though I have always enjoyed finding thoughtful gifts for people). That being said, I did get Tim a gift from the kids that we know he will like and that he will use. Sanuk is an awesome brand of upcycled and eco-friendly footwear. Add in the Grateful Dead (one of Tim’s favorite bands), and we have the perfect gift for him. No worries, he isn’t going to be reading this to give away the surprise.
Father’s Day falls a week before my birthday (June 25th! It’s a great day – and also exactly 6 months from Christmas, for all your scrooges out there who feel the need to remind the world in June that Christmas is 6 months away….and there are most definitely those people!), and this year we are taking a long weekend on Father’s Day and making an event out of it. We did the same long weekend idea last year and ended up spending a night in Buena Vista, Colorado and then headed down to Guffey to the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation. We got in a hike at Paradise Cove before heading over to spend the afternoon hanging out with wolves. It was a pretty neat way to spend Father’s Day for sure. For anyone looking to check out this awesome wolf sanctuary, I do recommend booking way in advance. I booked Father’s Day (not on purpose but because it was the soonest available weekend date) in March of last year. It is a popular place to visit!
This year we are headed to Salida, Colorado for a long weekend to check out FIBArk the town’s signature event, and the oldest whitewater racing event in the country. We are hoping to get some other activities in over the weekend, and are currently discussing possibly going whitewater rafting in either Big Horn Sheep Canyon or Brown’s Canyon. Brown’s Canyon is supposed to have great views of the Collegiate 14er Peaks. There is also an intro to rock climbing package that looks neat. These are both things I have done before when I was younger, but Tim and the girls haven’t had the opportunity to enjoy such awesome adventures yet. Or maybe we’ll get the kids to zip-line across Royal Gorge Somehow I think the answer will be No. We may attempt to get down to the Fort Garland area and check out the Great Sand Dunes National Park. It won’t be a New Jersey beach (my favorite being Sea Isle City since I spent entire Summers there since I was a baby), but about as close as we can get with sand in a landlocked state.
Stay Tuned for after the weekend, because there will surely be an update on what our choose-your-own adventure will turn out to be!
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”