Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Color It Pretty

Color Sunday is a day up on the Grand Mesa in Colorado to celebrate Fall's vibrant annual makeover. We took part by taking my parent's and brother's UTVs on a {long} mountain trail.

Kotah is predictably the first one in and ready to go! He loves this sort of outing!

The guys are mapping it out...
I should mention they didn't estimate distance well on this {long} ride. ;)

Our trail was perfectly outlined with the dancing Aspens.

We even had to cross the river a few times...
It felt like I was shooting a scene from Little House on the Prairie. ;)

Skyler is digging the ride

We saw many darling cows!
If you know me well you may think I'm saying this with sarcasm, but I think I'm serious this time!

Finding our lunch spot

This works: they made a table on this rock right by the river...
Subway sandwiches and my Mom's incredible homemade Apple Cake.

Sometimes we were a bit too wide
(don't you just hate that?...story of my life *wink*)

We had a lot of stretching breaks sprinkled along the way
...And on those breaks, Titus got lost in his own world playing trucks.

We arrived back at the parking lot at dusk. See that little moon playing peek-a-boo!
It was a full day's ride!

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-Do you have any Fall traditions in your area that are celebrated?


-Have you ever got in on the action?


Because a little bird
once told me
that every day is a gift
so we should use it wisely...

25 comments:

portatoredichrist said...

Darling Cows? Who really wrote this post? ;) For the record, I never even looked at the map. I left it up to the other guys to plan and navigate. Now about those snowmobiles wife....

The Taffs said...

HOW BEAUTIFUL! I love the scenery! Oh, how I love fall! : )

Liz said...

One word---LOVELY!! The pictures and scenery are so majestic. It looks like you all had a wonderful time. I enjoyed your blog, very well done! ~Liz~

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

What a beautiful place! The scenery is just almost unbelieveable it's so pretty!

Manuela

Sharon said...

GORGEOUS!!! Wow! That looked like a ton of fun! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!

Miller Racing Family said...

What a totally fun trip. We really wanted to go atving this summer when we were out in Colorado. The photos are so pretty. I love the color in the trees. Our trees haven't turned yet, but I can't wait till they do.
Our fall tradition is to go to several pumpkin patches and have a ball.
Have a wonderful day!

Lynn said...

Your ride looks like it was lots of fun. All the rocks, trees, dirt, water -- Heaven for little boys. That sounds like a neat tradition. This year we're starting a new fall tradition. A couple months ago we handed out small bags of pumpkin seeds to our closest neighbors, and challenged them to a neighborhood pumpkin growing contest. It's been grand fun as we're all eyeing each other's gardens, trying to see whose pumpkins look the best. We're going to have a little celebration and judging day soon, where we'll have prizes for most orange pumpkin, roundest pumpkin, etc. Maybe this will become an annual event :)

Jennifer said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Nothing beats enjoying nature with the family, does it?!

Abby Killam said...

awww.... everything fall reminds me of how much I miss New England at this time of year. We would go apple picking every fall and buy homemade cheese and apple cider doughnuts (the best thing ever) We would go to the county fair and buy cute crafts and eat clam chowder... Made everything warm and fuzzy. Not to mention the GORGEOUS colors!! sigh....

sarahgrace said...

How fun! The UTV's look like a blast to go on a little trip with.
There were so many people that I know that mentioned here or there that they went up there Sunday, that it's a wonder I didn't run into any of them. Of course, we avoided the hugely populated areas, like P-horn...

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Both my SIL have ATVs. I have never rode more than a few feet on them. If they were going on such a lovely outing as your, I might.

{Jamie} said...

Oh how I love the fall! Those pictures are beautiful! I'm jealous...wish I was there!

Kristin said...

I'm so jealous. What gorgeous pics! I always look forward to carving the pumpkin with the hubs. I think we'll do three this year. One for each of us. : )

b. said...

its 12:30am there so you're probably in bed.. but just in case .. just wanted to see if you're around?

jodi @ back40life said...

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Rebecca said...

What great pictures!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

Dorey said...

Looks like fun! Why don't you like cows? I have 30 of them in the field behind my house! ha. =)

Heartfire At Home said...

Fall is my favourite time of year, I just love the colours of autumn leaves!

Your pictures and the scenery are stunning! What beautiful countryside.

Nature is one of THE best things in life isn't it!!

Linda. x :)

Teresa said...

great fall colors- in my area we haven't seen them yet....maybe in a week or two.
Thanks for sharing

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Have a great week-end!

Aimee said...

That looked like such a great trip! You mentioned Little House on the Praire, that was my favorite show growing up. Thanks for sharing such great photos...

If you get a chance, stop by my Blog for a visit and say hi! I just put up a new post...
Have a great weekend,
Aimee

Joanie @ The Bright Side said...

Hi Lisa,
This adventure looks like so much fun! Great way to work on those map skills ; ) Your boys are adorable and so is your blog. I will definitely be visiting again. Best wishes on a great school year and thanks for stopping by!

Michelle said...

What a fun trip and great scenery!

Our family loves jeeping a very similar pursuit!

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